Simon O’Kane becomes the first CRO of Yokoy

On its way to disrupt the spend management market, Yokoy has appointed Simon O’Kane as Chief Revenue Officer. With Simon, we are able to focus even more on cost-efficient growth with unparalleled customer centricity. He will be a driving force in helping companies save money and time by adding intelligent spend management solutions from Yokoy.

From today on, Simon O’Kane will take over the new role as Chief Revenue Officer at Yokoy. We are extremely happy that together with him, we will speed up our journey to disrupt the spend management market focussing on midsize and enterprise companies. Simon brings in extensive knowledge in accelerating cost-efficient growth while always focussing on customer centricity. 

At Yokoy, we believe that it is more important than ever to transform the world of corporate spending from the ground up. We are not only giving more autonomy to thousands of enterprise users by freeing up their valuable time through AI-enabled automation, we also enable our clients to save costs by putting finance departments in full control over corporate spending. With Simon’s hire, we are able to focus more than ever on customer centricity making sure that especially in challenging times like these, we can help them with intelligent business solutions for their spend management.

Simon O’Kane: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Yokoy team at such a pivotal time — not only in their journey, but the industry’s as well. Yokoy has a deep understanding of the market, and with its AI-based software is able to generate true value. Their clients gain full control of their spendings, anywhere and anytime resulting in significant cost savings, which are especially interesting to companies in today’s VUCA world.”

Our CEO Philippe Sahli adds: “I am thrilled to be welcoming Simon to Yokoy. At a key time for our business, he brings deep knowledge and experience in pushing our efficient growth initiatives to the next level. Today, a sustainable growth journey is more important than ever. Times have changed quickly in the software industry and the long-believed growth-at-all-cost strategy has turned into an efficient-growth strategy for most of the leading software providers. Together with Simon, we will further position Yokoy accordingly. We will also push our vision of financial excellence for everyone leveraging intelligent spend management.”

Simon has more than fifteen years of experience in leading and growing Software as a Service business throughout the world. He spent the last years at Asana, overseeing their international expansion. Before that, he was Managing Director, EMEA at the software company Qualtrics, CRO for Huddle and Managing Director, UK and Ireland and Salesforce.

We are happy to have you as a Yokoylini, Simon!

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