GoCardless is one of the fastest-growing fintech businesses in the UK and are now processing more than $1B AUD per month for nearly 40K organisations.
GoCardless is on a mission to take the pain out of getting paid for businesses with recurring revenue. Clients range from small businesses to household brands, including TripAdvisor, Funding Circle and the Financial Times. GoCardless also has over 180 partnerships with software platforms around the world, including Xero, Zuora, QuickBooks and Sage.
GoCardless approached Think & Grow for assistance in the search for a Country Manager to launch and scale the brand in ANZ. As part of the ambitious global growth strategy, the business required an entrepreneurial and commercially-minded GM executive with a proven background in scaling technology platforms or SaaS businesses. More specifically the goals of this individual were to:
Pranav Sood, the Head of International at GoCardless worked with Think & Grow on this hire. Pranav decided to go with Think & Grow due to their:
“Think & Grow quickly understood our business and our aspirations, and were able to work with us to build a simple, compelling candidate pack”
Pranav believed the following aspects of the search stood out:
Think & Grow’s partnership approach enabled us to drive successful growth strategies. The scope of support extends much further than hiring.
“I love the way that Think & Grow are always looking to connect the humans and businesses you work with inside and outside of the office”
Think & Grow were constantly introducing high quality candidates.
“With some recruiters you need to wade through a couple of rounds of dross before you get to the really strong candidates. I didn’t feel that at all with Think & Grow”
Think & Grow are a great partner for UK businesses expanding globally. They take the time to really understand your needs and are passionate about getting to the best possible outcome.
“I enjoy working with you guys and would gladly recommend you to others in my network looking for support in scaling businesses”
GoCardless were able to secure the former Country Manager of Braintree for Australia to be their ANZ GM. Carolyn is an experienced leader with over 15 years’ in the technology sector, including extensive international experience with the fintech, ecommerce and telecommunications sectors. Carolyn started at GoCardless in May 2019.
“Four months in and I am absolutely loving it! When I started there were four of us. Now there is 11 of us and I split my time between Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand, plus have already had three trips to London”
For Carolyn, she was attracted to the GoCardless opportunity for:
The things that stood out to Carolyn about Think & Grow were:
“Collaboration has been great”
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