Newquay-based Crowdfunder has appointed a new chief financial officer.
Philip Walker is returning to the UK after ten years working in Silicon Valley, USA, guiding San Francisco tech start ups to financial sustainability and success, most recently as director of finance at Rocket Lawyer.
Walker was put in touch with Crowdfunder by Software Cornwall, a not for profit company that aims to develop the digital technology community in Cornwall.
Crowdfunder director, Phil Geraghty, said: “Philip is a great fit for Crowdfunder. We are growing significantly and his experience with high growth tech start ups and a deep knowledge of finance and general operations in the sector will further support that growth.
“We knew joining Software Cornwall would amplify our recruiting message, but the way they helped in Philip’s transition far exceeded our expectations. It’s great to see our community attracting such talented people from all over the world.”
Belinda Waldock, director and co-founder of Software Cornwall, added: “We are delighted to welcome Philip to Cornwall. Software Cornwall aims to help local tech businesses recruit both locally and internationally by attracting, finding, informing and introducing candidates to local businesses with tech vacancies.
“It’s a simple but very effective solution to help address Cornwall’s tech skills shortage. We are working hard to grow our own tech talent in Cornwall through our ‘learn to code’ programme and we are delighted to welcome Philip’s offer to support the Software Cornwall Community in this.”