Job management software for trades and services businesses, Fergus, announced 22 new key appointments across product, engineering and customer support after a bumper growth year, bringing the total number of staff to 61. The roles will be added in New Zealand and Australia.
The Auckland-based trades services SaaS company experienced a 52 percent increase in Australian users in 2020 with particularly strong uptake in the final months as COVID restrictions lifted. The company now has users in eight countries.
Fergus has hired highly regarded product and technology leader Chris Stevens as Chief Technology and Product Officer (CTPO) to support the company’s technical development and product roadmap.
Stevens will lead the Engineering, Product and Design teams. He brings strong experience growing SaaS companies globally, such as PushPay, where he was Head of Product.
Chris’ experience also includes roles such as CTO, Orion Health, COO, Adherium and most recently VP of Engineering and Product at AskNicely.
What did the executives have to say?
David Holmes, CEO commented: “Chris is a veteran of the Global SaaS industry and we are so fortunate that he is based in Auckland and shares our passion for how technology can change hard-working tradies’ lives.
At this stage in our global rollout, Chris’ steady hands and experience is a huge addition to the team and we’re all very excited he chose to join Fergus.”
“Following a year of record customer sign-ups, we’ve hired 22 staff in the last 6 months, including developers, designers, two lead software engineers, sales, support and marketing professionals and a Head of Customer across Australia and New Zealand.
“These team members are crucial to continually delivering the best quality service to our customers and driving acquisition globally.”
Chris Stevens, Fergus’ newly appointed CTPO commented: “I am excited to be joining the team here at Fergus. I am passionate about working with great people to deliver awesome software to customers.
Fergus has a reputation for excellence and is positioned to grow globally by allowing tradies to focus on what they love doing.” For more information visit here.