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Google executive joins Xero

08 Mar 13

Fresh from becoming New Zealand's latest billion dollar company, Xero has announced the appointment of Stuart McLean as it's new chief revenue officer.

Moving to the company from Google in Sydney, McLean was responsible for driving cloud application business products such as Google Apps during his role as Head of Enterprise.

To be based at the Wellington head office, McLean will oversee the global sales and marketing teams within the company, reflecting the strong growth Xero is experiencing in offshore regions, particularly in Australia, the UK and the United States.

“Xero represents the next generation of SaaS companies with fantastic product, great people and huge market potential," McLean says.

"It has the opportunity to expand dramatically in international markets.

"I’ve been watching Xero for some time and am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Xero team at this stage in its growth."

McLean's previous roles also include managing a distributor for cloud ERP solution NetSuite and a spell at Oracle.