Lightspeed hires company’s first chief people officer to help with international expansion

Montreal-based point-of-sale and e-commerce company Lightspeed has appointed Marty Reaume as its first chief people officer (CPO).

Reaume previously served as CPO for several technology companies including Twilio, Fitbit, and Netsuite. With over 15 years of experience growing teams, Lightspeed said Reaumewill will contribute to the company as it looks to grow its end-to-end platform for small and medium-sized businesses.

“[Reaume’s] extensive international experience … will be a true asset to Lightspeed.”

As CPO, Reaume will be responsible for leading Lightspeed’s talent development and building on the company’s hiring practices. Specifically, she will spearhead global programs to develop talent to further Lightspeed’s goal of empowering independent businesses.

“We’re thrilled to have Marty join the Lightspeed team during this key period of global growth,” said Dax Dasilva, founder and CEO of Lightspeed. “Her extensive international experience attracting and retaining top talent in a competitive environment will be a true asset to Lightspeed.”

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Founded by Dasilva in 2005, Lightspeed develops cloud-based point-of-sale and e-commerce software for small businesses. Its software is designed to help retailers, restaurants, and e-commerce merchants build and manage their businesses. The company’s solutions are designed to centralize inventory, customer management, sales, and analytics for online and brick-and-mortar merchants. Lightspeed currently operates in more than 100 countries and employs 900 people.

“Lightspeed is known for the rich and diverse culture it has nurtured over the past 15 years,” said Reaume. “I look forward to continuing to build on that legacy to ensure people and culture continue to be a point of difference for the company, central to our ability to serve the needs of our growing global customer base.”

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Reaume is joining Lightspeed as it continues its expansion across Canada and internationally. Lightspeed recently opened an office in Toronto, which houses an operations team that is helping with the expansion of Lightspeed Payments in North America.

Last month, Lightspeed partnered with the global payments platform Stripe as part of the launch of its payment product. The company has also acquired several international companies in the past year including German POS systems developer Gastrofix; Switzerland-based POS solutions provider iKentoo; and Australian-based Kounta Holdings.

Amira Zubairi

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