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Former Xero MD Chris Ridd takes on strategic advisor role for cloud HR firm

14 Jul 16

'Business leader', entrepreneur and Xero's ex-managing director has joined tech talent sourcing firm Seera in a strategic advisor role, after a long and varied career working for a number of companies including Microsoft and an Australian advisory agent for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

According to Ridd's LinkedIn profile, "Seera's world-first approach delivers unprecedented time and cost savings with accelerated recruitment, competency quantified people, workforce planning, project resource modelling, learning & development. "

Seera's own LinkedIn profile states that it uses cloud-based, unified talent management that will deliver time and cost savings in the areas of talent management, recruitment, learning and development, psychometric profiling, resource allocation and more.

With an IT industry career spanning 26 years, Ridd spent five years as the Australian managing director for Xero between February 2011 and April 2016, where he led business strategy, people management, people development, revenue growth, partnerships and market share expansion, his LinkedIn profile states.

Ridd has also spent the last five months as an SaaS business advisor in a new venture that has seen him work with Australian startups and business innovators to improve growth strategies, business process optimisation, go-to market planning and building organisational culture.

In his advisory role, Ridd states on his LinkedIn, "leveraging the experience I gained in taking Xero Australia from startup to #1 in the Cloud Accounting market, this is a fun and rewarding consulting gig in support of a small number of passionate business owners that I believe have the potential to achieve great things."

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