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Pushpay hires former Xero exec with 'world class talent'

James Maiocco, the former general manager of Business and Corporate Development at Xero has just taken up a role with Pushpay.

Maiocco has been appointed as Pushpay’s chief business development officer, effective on the 1st of September (tomorrow).

He will be focusing on Partnerships and Business Development and will report to Chris Heaslip, Pushpay’s chief executive.

Heaslip recently addressed Maioccos new role and welcomed him to the management team.

“We are very excited to have James on board as Pushpay’s chief business development officer and I look forward to working with him,” he says.

“James brings an excellent track record of managing go-to-market strategy, international distribution channels and product development. Pushpay’s success is largely a testament to the amazing people that work at Pushpay,” comments Heaslip.

“Attracting world-class talent such as James further strengthens our leadership as we work towards reaching our US$72 million ACMR target prior to the end of December 2017.”

According to Pushpay, Maiocco comes to the company a seasoned business executive with over 20 years’ experience at cutting-edge technology companies.

During his tenure with Xero he completed major partnerships with Apple, Google and Microsoft; furthermore, he led a US$110 million financing round for Xero with Accel Partners and Matrix Capital.

Prior to his two years at Xero, Maiocco was a global director at Microsoft for over four years in the Microsoft Ventures and Microsoft Dynamics business units.

He is also a frequent speaker and panellist at industry events on FinTech, Cloud, SaaS and Corporate Ventures.