Gary Turner is co-founder and managing director at Xero UK.
Xero is the award winning global leader in online accounting software with more than 700,000 paying subscribers around the world. Under Gary's leadership Xero UK has scaled from a three person startup with annual revenues of £50,000 to what is projected to surpass 150 staff and £25M in revenues in 2016.A native of Glasgow, Scotland previously Gary held executive positions at Microsoft, Systems Union and Pegasus Software. He's been an advisor to the IT Faculty of the ICAEW since 2005, and is 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 startups through Techstars London.
Media appearances:CNBC Europe, Sky News, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC West Midlands, Heart Radio and BBC Three Counties Radio as a drive-time panelist.
Print contributor:The Guardian, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Metro, Real Business, Accountancy Age
Accolades:"Financial Power List", Accountancy Age, 2016"Top 10 London Fintech Most Influential", City AM, 2015"3rd Most Influential Person in UK Finance", Economia, 2015
In 2015 Forbes Magazine named Xero "World's Most Innovative Growth Company" for the second year running, and IDC Research named Xero "Fastest Growing Financial Software Applications Vendor" globally. In 2016 Xero won the award for Best Financial Software in the UK Cloud Industry Awards.
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