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Xero Beefs Up Americas Leadership

ONeill ChrisXero has created the position of chief growth officer. But besides being responsible for the new Applications and Services division, newly hired Chris O’Neill is charged with growing the business in the Americas.

The New Zealand-based Cloud software provider says O’Neill, who is based in San Francisco, Calif., will work closely with Xero’s president for the Americas, Tony Ward.

The new division encompasses Financial Services, Payroll, Planday and the Ecosystem/Xero App store. 

O’Neill, was most recently a senior advisor and previously a partner with Sagard/Portage Investors from 2020 on. Before that, he served as president and CEO for Evernote from 2015 through 2018. He was worked at Google for slightly more than 10 years, including one year with global business operations for Goggle X and managing director for Google Canada from 2010 through 2014. 


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Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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