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Adrian Blair Joins Receipt Bank As New CEO

18/02/2019

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Adrian Blair as CEO of Receipt Bank. A leading expert in multi-national sales and business development, Adrian was previously Global Chief Operating Officer at Just Eat PLC.

His appointment follows a strong year for Receipt Bank. We welcomed thousands of new accounting and bookkeeping firms around the world to our partner programme, as well over 100,000 new business users. Now, we are preparing for our next stage of growth.

“We’ve hit new milestones much faster than anticipated and are positioned for huge growth,” says Alexis Prenn, founder and current CEO of Receipt Bank. “Adrian has unique experience in turning companies of Receipt Bank’s current size into billion-dollar enterprises and a history of leading teams within large businesses, which are both critical to seizing the huge opportunity ahead of us.”

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(From left) Alexis Prenn, current CEO and co-founder of Receipt Bank,  and Adrian Blair, formerly Chief Operating Officer at Just Eat 

MEET ADRIAN BLAIR

As the COO of Just Eat from 2011 to 2018, Adrian was the only executive team member to serve throughout the company’s transformation from start-up to FTSE 100. Before this, he led business development for Spotify in Europe and spent six years in senior commercial roles at Google in California and London.

He is a non-executive director at leading hybrid estate agency Purplebricks, and co-founder and Chair of Circl.org, a next-generation leadership development programme for students from deprived backgrounds.

“Receipt Bank has established a market-leading position across continents, automating the process of small business financials,” says Adrian. “I have spent the last 15 years at three companies that transformed global industries. The same opportunity is clearly ahead of Receipt Bank. I am excited to work with the fantastic team Alexis has built to create another transformative global leader, helping millions of small businesses.”

After building a strong team of 400 people at Receipt Bank – and driving the efforts for its solution to be used and loved by thousands of accounting and bookkeeping firms around the world – Alexis will become Chairman with Murray Hennessy remaining on the board.

THE JOURNEY OF RECEIPT BANK SO FAR

Alexis Prenn and Michael Wood co-founded Receipt Bank in 2010. Since then, the mission to help businesses work smarter has grown fast. We have opened six offices over four continents, with over 450 employees and growing. Plus, leading firms Kennet Partners and Insight Venture Partners have invested $65 million in our vision.

Founded out of a frustration from the amount of time and money lost in forgotten expenses and lost receipts, our founders decided there must be a better way to track business data and share it with your accountant. 150 million receipts, invoices, bills and bank statements later, Receipt Bank now connects accountants, bookkeepers and businesses to unlock the value of accounting data.

We’ve come a long way from just reading receipts. Now, we make it simple for businesses to capture, process and share their key financial information quickly and easily.

We can’t wait to welcome Adrian to Receipt Bank on the 25th of February.

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