Last month, I spoke about how our new Series B investment will enable us to grow our talented team as we continue on our mission to make Fairmarkit the intelligent sourcing platform of choice for the Fortune 500 and beyond. I am so excited to share that we’re already making good on that promise with two incredible hires as we kick off a new year and this next chapter for our company: Steve Sovik will be joining us as Chief Revenue Officer and Greg Spaulding as VP of Talent. Both Steve and Greg join us from fast growing venture-backed companies, and bring to Fairmarkit a belief in our mission and values, as well as a track record of growing and scaling successful companies.
Steve’s impressive career in procurement spans 25 years, having most recently served as Chief Revenue Officer for Tipalti, a global AP automation company where he grew sales 1,000% in just 3.5 years. Other career highlights include growing sales over 5,000% in just over five years during his time as Global SVP of Sales at Coupa Software, a global P2P company - an achievement that led to a successful IPO. Deeply entrenched in the procurement world over the past several decades, Steve will help position us to step into center stage for procurement as we enter the next chapter of our growth story.
Greg has been helping companies achieve their hiring goals for over 12 years, most recently as the VP of People Operations and Strategy at ezCater, a Boston-based online marketplace for catering. While leading recruiting, compensation and talent strategy, the company grew to over 1000 employees and a billion-dollar-plus valuation. Greg will be spearheading our Talent function, ensuring its strength, flexibility and scale as we grow the business. With Greg leading talent, we’ll be doubling down on our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy, and setting up a structure, culture and process around hiring against this goal.
In addition to the awesome experience they each bring to Fairmarkit, I am personally excited about how well each demonstrates the core values that define our team: grit, hardwork and a get-it-done attitude. It’s this shared mentality that will ensure we’re building our company “the Fairmarkit way” and building a foundation for massive growth in the massive (and ripe for disruption) procurement market.
Steve and Greg are ready to get their hands dirty in the trenches with us, and we’re well positioned to keep charging!