New Zealand-based cloud accounting software company Xero is looking to step up its game in the U.S., and to do so it’s boosting its board and senior management ranks. That includes adding former Microsoft and GM CFO Chris Liddell as non-executive chairman of the board, bringing on HP exec Bill Veghte as director, and hiring former PayPal exec Peter Karpas as its CEO of North American operations.
Let’s start with Liddell, who has led the financial operations of a couple of major heavy hitters. In 2010, as Vice Chairman and CFO of GM, Liddell led the company through a $23 billion, and had previously served as SVP and CFO of Microsoft from 2005 through 2009. He replaces Sam Knowles, who has resigned as Chairman today.
Then there’s Veghte. Based in San Francisco, he runs HP’s Enterprise Group as Executive Vice President and General Manager. Prior to that, he was at…
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