James Sutton joins as Chief Revenue Officer
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 31, 2023 — AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVDX), a leading provider of accounts payable (“AP”) automation software and payment solutions for middle market businesses and their suppliers, today announced that Dan Drees has been elevated to the role of President of AvidXchange. As the leader of sales, marketing, operations and product, Drees will be focused on driving organizational agility and greater operational synergies to advance the company’s market leading position in AP and payments automation. Also announced today, James Sutton joined AvidXchange as the Chief Revenue Officer, to lead both the Buyer and Supplier Customer sales functions.
“I’m thrilled to elevate Dan to the role of President,” said Michael Praeger, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AvidXchange. “Over the past four years, Dan has proven himself to be a strong leader and a great partner across the organization, playing an instrumental role in driving both our growth and operational efficiencies. As we seek to advance our market leading position in AP and payments automation for the middle market, I believe the time is right to adapt our organizational structure for greater speed and flexibility in order to execute the next phase of our growth strategy along with a committed path toward profitability.”
Drees has been with AvidXchange as Chief Growth Officer since 2018. Since joining, Drees has been key to AvidXchange’s growth and helping the company navigate critical milestones, such as organic vertical market expansions, multiple acquisitions, the IPO and the company’s response to Covid-19.
“I am honored to be part of this next step in AvidXchange’s evolution and growth. I believe this organizational model will allow us to drive increased speed in responding to customer needs across the organization and be more effective in how we accelerate the evaluation and execution of key strategic growth initiatives coming from our Co-Founder and CEO,” commented Dan Drees, President, AvidXchange. “These changes, in combination with James Sutton’s arrival as our new Chief Revenue Officer, are designed to support our goals of growing the business and scaling our operational efficiencies.”
James Sutton is joining AvidXchange as its Chief Revenue Officer reporting to Drees. Sutton brings deep sales and revenue senior leadership experience to breakthrough growth at scale with leading SaaS software and technology organizations such as Salesforce, Google, InVision and most recently, Gusto.
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AvidXchange is a leading provider of accounts payable (“AP”) automation software and payment solutions for middle market businesses and their suppliers. AvidXchange’s software-as-a-service-based, end-to-end software and payment platform digitizes and automates the AP workflows for more than 8,000 businesses and it has made payments to more than 825,000 supplier customers of its buyers over the past five years.
AvidXchange, Inc. is a licensed money transmitter for US B2B payments, licensed as a Money Transmitter by the New York State Department of Financial Services, as well as all other states that require AvidXchange to have a license.
To learn more about how AvidXchange, and its publicly traded parent AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVDX), are transforming the way companies pay their bills, visit www.AvidXchange.com.
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