Gary Turner is co-founder and managing director at Xero UK and leads Xero's business 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 £50k in 2009 to what will surpass £30m during 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:Sky News, CNBC Europe, CNBC Africa and various BBC Radio
Print contributor:The Guardian, The Telegraph, Evening Standard
Individual Accolades:Financial Power List, Accountancy Age 2016Top 10 London Fintech Most Influential, City AM 2015Top 10 Most Influential Person in UK Finance, Economia 2015, 2017Top 20 #Business100 small business Influencers 2017
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 2013, 2015, 2016In 2014 & 2015 Forbes Magazine named Xero "World's Most Innovative Growth Company"
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