SOURCE: Taulia Inc.

Taulia Inc.

January 13, 2015 14:00 ET

Taulia Names Chief Financial Officer

Company Hires Decorated Silicon Valley Executive Rik Thorbecke

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - January 13, 2015) - Taulia, the market-leading platform for supplier financing, today announced the hiring of its Chief Financial Officer, Rik Thorbecke. Thorbecke previously served as CFO for Meltwater Group, the well-respected public relations and marketing software company.

"We're delighted to welcome Rik to the Taulia family," said CEO Bertram Meyer. "Rik is an extremely talented and compassionate individual, and we're thrilled to have him join the team. His wealth of experience in helping startup companies grow into global enterprises will serve as an enormous asset to Taulia."

As CFO, Thorbecke will join Taulia's management team and direct all finance, human resources, legal, and accounting operations from the company's San Francisco headquarters. 

"Taulia's product and business model are unparalleled in the industry, and I'm looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to help drive the company to even greater heights," says Thorbecke.

Thorbecke brings to Taulia more than 25 years of international finance experience. Thorbecke has served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and in other senior leadership roles at a range of Silicon Valley companies including Meltwater Group, Plastic Logic, Electronic Arts, Levi Strauss & Co. and Equinix. Additionally, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than 17 years. Originally from the Netherlands, Thorbecke earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Amsterdam, and is a California Certified Public Accountant and a Registered Accountant in the Netherlands.

Taulia has seen rapid growth in recent months. In October, the company partnered with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Throughout 2014, Taulia has been involved with the White House on its SupplierPay initiative, which encourages corporations to pay suppliers earlier. The company also recently announced several milestones: tripling its revenue year-over-year, surpassing 20 million processed invoices, and injecting $75 billion in early payments to small business suppliers. In addition, Taulia's rapidly expanding supplier network now sees more than $150B in annual spend passed through its platform.

"As Taulia continues to expand, this is a vital role for us," says Meyer. "I believe Rik and his wealth of experience makes him a perfect fit."

About Taulia

Taulia is the fastest growing SaaS platform and network for Supplier Financing, e-Invoicing and Supplier Portals. Through turning every invoice into a revenue opportunity, Taulia enables organizations to strengthen supplier relationships while adding millions to the bottom line. Some of the most innovative brands in the world rely on Taulia, including Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Pfizer, Pacific Gas & Electric, Hallmark, and many other Fortune 500 companies from various industries. Taulia is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, England; Dusseldorf, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; Austin, Texas; and Park City, Utah. For more information, visit www.taulia.com.

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