Spreedly, the software company that accelerates global commerce by offering a secure and flexible platform that welcomes all payments participants, today announced it has added Lee Kirkpatrick to its board of directors.
Kirkpatrick is an experienced CFO and COO with a successful track record growing and scaling leading edge and disruptive technology companies. Most recently, he served as CFO of Twilio Inc. where he helped scale the organization from $15M through an IPO to $800M in annualized revenue. During this time he raised over $1B in capital and executed the multi-billion dollar acquisition for Sendgrid (SEND). Prior to Twilio, he joined several early stage companies, two of which grew to over $100M in annualized revenue. He brings to Spreedly deep expertise in finance, operations, and corporate development helping hyper-growth software companies to scale and execute efficiently.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lee to the board. He brings with him success in growing and positioning API-driven technology companies. Having held both CFO and COO roles, Lee has a broad perspective and a true appreciation for how finance can be a strategic partner across all functional areas,” said Justin Benson, CEO of Spreedly. “Lee’s experience in scaling G&A infrastructure to support growth from the ground up and educating the marketplace on the value of an API-centric technology is clearly an asset for us.”
“The growth Spreedly has experienced to date is impressive and provides a solid foundation for the organization to continue developing strategic offerings for this rapidly-evolving industry,” Kirkpatrick commented. “I’m excited to help support the company’s growth and that of the Payments Orchestration space that Spreedly has been so instrumental in creating and building.”
Spreedly brings the power of payments orchestration to merchants, platforms, and payment services globally. The organization works to deliver on the vision of allowing all payment ecosystem participants (merchants, marketplaces, gateways, payment services, and others) to work with whomever they choose, quickly and safely, via one easily maintainable integration.
We orchestrate payments for the world’s most innovative businesses. Global enterprises and hyper-growth companies grow their digital business faster by relying on our payments platform. Hundreds of customers worldwide secure card data in our PCI-compliant vault and use tokenized card data to enable and optimize nearly $14 billion of annual transaction volumes with any payment service. Spreedly is headquartered in downtown Durham, NC.