Tradeshift announces hiring of top talent from FinancialForce, Ariba, SAP, and Oracle

Continuing the Momentum From a Record 2019 and $240 Million in Funding, Tradeshift Accelerates Towards Profitability with Major Hires

SAN FRANCISCO, February 10, 2020 – Tradeshift, the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, has announced the addition of four new hires hailing from Microsoft, Ariba, SAP and Oracle. On the heels of Tradeshift’s latest funding news, in which the company announced $240 million in funding, the company welcomes these seasoned veterans to help the company reach its strategic goals for 2020.

The four new hires represent deep experience in a range of business leadership initiatives including network, product and sales. The roles include:

Janet Heppner-Jones, VP of North America Sales: Heppner-Jones has an impressive background in digital solutions and SaaS sales leadership, most recently leading the America’s sales team at Baker Hughes. Her diverse background has provided her with global executive responsibilities in many multinational companies across many business functions, including SAP, ABB, Dassault Systems, and Ariba. Heppner-Jones began her career as a Sales Representative with IBM where she earned the prestigious Eagle Award (top 1% of the sales force). At Tradeshift, Heppner-Jones will continue and accelerate the 60 percent growth rate, increase deal size, and work with partners in North America.

Tony Alvarez, VP of Network: Alvarez will be responsible for Tradeshift seller onboarding, GMV growth, and the Tradeshift early payment and Marketplace offerings. Prior to joining, Alvarez spent 10 years with SAP Ariba serving in several senior leadership positions in the commercial and operational functions, most recently serving as SVP of Ariba Business Network Solutions.  He has experience in large deal negotiations, network monetization, and marketplace development. Alvarez began his career with Arthur Andersen Consulting, then went on to earn his MBA at Harvard.

Henry Goh, VP of APAC Sales: Goh will be leading all APAC sales as the VP of Sales, APAC. For the past 10 years, Goh has been running APAC sales for Ariba. Prior to Ariba, he was at PwC and Oracle leading teams across Asia. Goh has a wealth of experience in “go-to-market” strategy in APAC. He has experience in large deal negotiations including cultivating, developing, formulating and constructing deals.

Raphael Bres, Chief Product Officer: Bres brings to Tradeshift over 20 years experience building ERP’s at Workday, FinancialForce, and Peoplesoft, built on a solid foundation from Deloitte, Oracle and Microsoft. While Bres will be based out of our San Francisco office, he also brings strong global experience, having not only held international roles but also earning his graduate degrees from Université Paris Dauphine.

“This is a pivotal year for Tradeshift and we’re hyper-focused on the areas of the business that will give us the greatest momentum and lead us to profitability,” said Christian Lanng, CEO of Tradeshift. “With a combined 70 years of experience, Janet, Tony, Henry and Raphael will successfully lead the charge on tackling the aggressive and ambitious goals we have set out for ourselves and will no doubt make this the most successful year we’ve seen at Tradeshift.”

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