Xero has established New Zealand and Australia country manger positions, with former NZ sales general manager Leanne Graham taking the local country manager role, and Wayne Schmidt taking up the Australian post. Schmidt comes to the Xero Australia from automated mobile communications specialist Whispir and has also held positions with MYOB.
In a statement posted on the NZ Stock Exchange, Xero CEO Rod Drury says “We’re delighted to have someone with such knowledge of the Australian accounting industry lead out team there.
“It’s an exciting time for us in Australia. Xero is starting to get some traction with the establishment of sales offices in Sydney and Melbourne and out marketing relationship with Telstra,” Drury says.
Graham, who joined Xero in April as sales GM, was a co-founder of Enprise and held the roles of sales and marketing head, and managing director of the company’s global business.