Serrala, a global financial automation and B2B payments software company, announced the appointment of Floris van Heijst as Chief Sales Officer, effective May 17, 2021. Floris van Heijst serves on the Executive Board of Serrala and will lead the sales organization across regions and channels, providing leadership, direction, and executive vision for Serrala’s global expansion in a dynamically growing market environment.
Having spent his entire career selling software and cloud services, Floris helped organizations to combine both innovative technology and data to achieve their biggest goals. He worked at Microsoft for 12 years, as the COO in India and Switzerland and as a General Manager in Germany, responsible for selling cloud and software solutions to the largest customer segment, both direct as well as together with the commercial partner channels.
Previous roles include Country Manager for Peoplesoft as well as Country Manager at Sybase (now SAP) in Switzerland, and Sales Manager in Germany and the Netherlands. He joins Serrala from LEANmade, a Swiss-based company providing Compliance-as-a-Service.
“I’m very excited to join the Executive Board and to step into the role of the Chief Sales Officer at Serrala. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to support a broad range of international customers and partners and work with my teams to enable them to be successful in today’s ever-changing and highly connected environment”, Floris van Heijst says. “As a strong advocate of highly diverse and inclusive organizations, I was especially
drawn to Serrala in view of the huge potential ahead – based on a market-leading position as innovative, global fintech that drives the future of finance.“
Sven Lindemann, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, remarks: “I am very pleased to welcome Floris to the Serrala family. With his strong SaaS expertise in growing sales teams and executing go-to-market strategies, Floris will help us to accelerate our growth in a rapidly changing market and enable corporations worldwide to benefits from Serrala’s unique offering in financial automaton and B2B payments. We are very excited to see how he and his teams will drive our international growth and success story.”