Gary Turner is co-founder and managing director at Xero UK, and also oversees Xero's business interests across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Xero is the multi award winning global leader in online accounting software with more than 1 million paying subscribers around the world.Under Gary's leadership Xero UK has scaled from a three person startup with annual revenues of £50,000 in 2009 to what will surpass 200 staff and £25M in revenues in 2017.A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Gary previously held executive positions at Microsoft, Systems Union and Pegasus Software. He's an engaging speaker, writer and thought-leader on start-ups, digital transformation and leadership inside hyper-growth organisations. Gary has also served as a mentor to early stage Fintech startups at Techstars London.
Media appearances:CNBC Europe, Sky News, CNBC Africa and various BBC Radio.
Print contributor:The Guardian, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Metro, Real Business, Accountancy Age
Individual Accolades:Financial Power List, Accountancy Age 2016Top 10 London Fintech Most Influential, City AM 20153rd Most Influential Person in UK Finance, Economia 2015
Company Awards:Technology Provider of the Year, British Small Business Awards 2016Financial Software Vendor of the Year, UK Cloud Awards 2016Software Vendor of the Year, Real Business Awards 2016Bookkeeping Software of the Year, ICB Luca Awards 2016Payroll Software of the Year, ICB Luca Awards, 2016Client Software of the Year, British Accountancy Awards 2016, 2015In 2014 & 2015 Forbes Magazine named Xero "World's Most Innovative Growth Company" and IDC Research named Xero "Fastest Growing Financial Software Applications Vendor" globally.
Recommended reading :Industries of The Future by Alec Ross.The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsche.Whiplash : How To Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito.The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly.Wonderland by Steven Johnson
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