Former Google, OpenText CFOs join Lightspeed’s board

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Lightspeed is adding four new members to its board of directors in the “midst of pivotal growth,” according to the company.

The new members joining the Montreal-based retail startup’s board, which provides point-of-sale solutions, feature several years of years of experience at global and Canadian technology giants. Most notable are Patrick Pichette, former chief financial officer at Google (and recently-named general partner at inovia captial), and Paul McFeeters, former chief financial officer of OpenText, who has also served on the boards of Hootsuite and Blueprint Software Systems.

The other two board appointees include:

  • Marie-Josée Lamothe, former managing director of consumer products, government, and entertainment at Google Canada, and managing director of Quebec. Lamothe is also the founder and president of Tandem International, an advisory firm specialized in omnichannel retailing and branding, and professor of practice at McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management.
  • Rob Williams, worked at Amazon for 10 years, most recently as GM of business development, global vendor management, international retail.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Patrick, Marie-Josée, Rob, and Paul, and their vast sets of expertise to Lightspeed’s board of directors,” said Dax Dasilva, founder and CEO of Lightspeed. “Following our funding announcement in October 2017, we set out to diversify our board with executives who have the specific skill sets that will help guide us forward as we make ambitious plans for the future.”

The Globe and Mail has reported that Lightspeed is preparing for an IPO with a target date of spring 2019.

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Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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