Arxxus appoints Kim Stewart-Smith as CEO and Managing Director
Appointment to drive the next phase of growth for Asia Pacific’s largest independent Salesforce consulting and implementation partner
Sydney, Australia – 17 January 2018 – Arxxus Technology Partners, the largest independent Salesforce partner in Australia, today announced the appointment of Kim Stewart-Smith as CEO and Managing Director.
The move comes as David Freyer, Co-Founder and previous Managing Director, is appointed Executive Chair of the Arxxus Board of directors. Stewart-Smith and Freyer will work together in their new roles to build on the company’s strong record of customer success to drive further growth across Asia Pacific.
With its team of Salesforce technical and industry experts in Australia and India, Arxxus is well positioned to help enable organisations to build customer centric solutions on Salesforce. Stewart-Smith plans to focus on building industry alliances as well as deepening the capabilities of the Arxxus team.
“We are passionate about helping our customers succeed with Salesforce and have seen a rapid shift towards larger and more complex Salesforce projects over recent years. This has allowed our team to deliver industry leading solutions for our customers across industries ranging from government, financial services and Not For Profits to name just a few,” said Freyer. “Kim's proven entrepreneurial and corporate experience will help fuel our growth and I’m delighted to welcome her onboard.”
Stewart-Smith joins Arxxus from Ernst & Young where she established and led the Corporate Services business for Oceania. During this time and in her prior role as CEO of her own business advisory firm, Stewart-Smith worked closely with start-up and growth companies to achieve profitable growth. It was in this capacity that she also served as Arxxus CFO and a consultant to the Board.
“After witnessing Arxxus’ incredible successes over the past two years, I’m excited to join the company as CEO and Managing Director and lead this next phase of growth,” said Stewart-Smith. “The team is exceptionally talented and we’re now at an exciting inflection point that allows us to play a more proactive role in designing programs and solutions to accelerate our customers’ success.”
Commenting on the news, Jane Chambers of Catholic Care said, “Arxxus has exceeded our expectations as a technology partner in many respects, including their ability to step up and deliver a high profile project in an extraordinarily short timeframe. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Kim’s appointment complementing the transparency and commitment we’ve seen at all levels of Arxxus.”
More on Kim Stewart Smith
Prior to founding her own firm, Stewart-Smith held various roles in advisory and finance with a focus on helping businesses efficiently and profitably scale and grow through mergers and acquisitions. Stewart-Smith holds a Senior Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School, and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance). She is currently on the board of the Aminata Maternal Foundation, an Australian non-profit focused on maternal health in Sierra Leone.
About Arxxus Technology Partners
Arxxus is Asia Pacific’s largest independent Salesforce partner with a team of more than 140 highly certified professionals helping customers transform business and achieve success using Salesforce. Arxxus is also a Salesforce Ventures backed company having received two rounds of funding from Salesforce.
Established in 2009, Arxxus has partnered with more than 500 organisations to successfully implement and innovate on Salesforce. Its team of technical and business experts work across Sydney, Melbourne, Pune and Bengaluru, and have a total of more than 500 Salesforce certifications.
For more information on Arxxus visit www.arxxus.com.