Vancouver, British Columbia, January 27, 2022 – Bench, a leading bookkeeping and tax advisory fintech platform with 12,000 U.S. based clients proudly announces the appointment of senior finance, technology and operations executive Jean-Philippe (JP) Durrios, as the company’s first President and CFO. JP brings 20 plus years of finance and operations experience in the tech industry, having helped numerous startups generate superior business growth, operational scale and enterprise value.
“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join Bench,” said JP. “Entrepreneurs are starting new businesses at the fastest rate in more than a decade and Bench’s platform is empowering them to follow their passion while giving them peace of mind with their finances. I am thankful for the opportunity and look forward to partnering with my fellow Benchmates to further accelerate our growth at scale, continue to build upon our inclusive company culture, and attract the best and brightest diverse talent to fuel our ambitious vision.”
JP joins Bench from DISQO, where he was CFO and COO for the consumer insights platform. Prior to that, he led Strategic Finance and Operations at vertical SaaS leader ServiceTitan during its hyper growth phase. JP has also held leadership positions at other successful tech companies including MarketShare (acquired by Neustar), Yahoo! and Overture, the company that pioneered paid search. JP’s arrival signals Bench’s commitment to rapidly growing the operational scale and value of its business.
“JP will bring a visionary perspective and leadership to our finance and technology divisions on how to propel a well-capitalized and successful business to even greater heights,” said Executive Chair, David Baga. “He will help us realize the mission of accelerating our business to engage not just our 12,000 clients, but make a profound difference in the lives of millions of people by making entrepreneurship more accessible.”
Bench is the world’s largest bookkeeping services and tax advisory platform with 12,000 U.S. based clients supported by 700 employees affectionately known as Benchmates. Pairing its intuitive software and financial products with a dedicated accounting team, Bench combines the convenience and efficiency of modern technology with the expertise and time-savings afforded by a professional service. Bench has raised over $100 million in funding to-date from renowned investors such as Bain Capital, iNovia Capital, Altos Ventures, Contour Ventures, Bank of Montreal, Sage and Shopify. Follow @Bench or visit https://bench.co/
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