January 25, 2012 12:00 ET

Xero Continues Rapid Growth With Appointment of Jamie Sutherland as President of U.S. Operations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - Xero, provider of beautiful online accounting software for small businesses, is signaling its commitment to take on the U.S. market with the appointment of accounting industry veteran, Jamie Sutherland, as president of U.S. operations. Xero is experiencing tremendous momentum led by demand for its easy-to-use, cloud-based accounting software for businesses and accountants.

"Small businesses are fueling the U.S. economy, and by providing small business owners with an easier way to manage their finances, Xero is enabling them to focus on innovation and growth -- and not be bogged down by complex and costly accounting systems," said Jamie Sutherland, president, U.S. operations for Xero. "Xero is passionate about delivering software that leverages the cloud to benefit both accountants and small businesses, and I look forward to bringing our solution to more companies in the U.S."

Sutherland is a software industry veteran that has managed operations for billion dollar corporations as well as emerging growth start-ups. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager at Sage, where he led the fastest growing North American business division, scaling his organization to more than 500,000 small business accounting customers.

"Jamie joins an impressive team of industry experts and leaders in the accounting space that will help us deliver our world-class platform for more companies in the U.S.," said Rod Drury, CEO of Xero. "Jamie shares our excitement in providing a new type of accounting solution that helps both small businesses and accountants manage their needs in a new way, and we're excited about the growth of our U.S. operations with Jamie at the helm."

About Xero
Xero's innovative online accounting platform gives small businesses greater control and visibility into their finances, and helps accountants grow their practice by connecting them with small business owners. The company has over 50,000 customers around the world and offices in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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