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Firmcheck Appoints Kevin Lord as General Manager of the UK, Endorsed by Xero Co-Founder Hamish Edwards

September 11, 2023

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Firmcheck, a new entrant  in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) software for accountants, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Lord as General Manager of the UK. With a rich career dedicated to driving technological innovation within the accountancy sector, Lord's appointment brings a dynamic and visionary leadership to the forefront as Firmcheck expands its presence in the UK market.

On his new assignment, Kevin Lord stated, "Steering Firmcheck’s venture into the UK is a role I eagerly embrace. Our cutting-edge AML platform possesses exceptional features, and I'm confident it will redefine the accounting industry in this region."

Kevin Lord brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in building and leading first-class sales teams in SaaS scale-up environments. His career highlights include:

  • Head of Global Sales at Chaser: From January 2022 to September 2023, Lord was instrumental in building and leading field sales teams, contributing to the company's growth.
  • Head of Practice Sales at FreeAgent: Lord enjoyed a long career with FreeAgent, and during his tenure from April 2020 to August 2022, Lord played a key role in enhancing the company's reach within the accountancy practices.
  • Lending & Credit Manager at TSB Bank: Lord managed SME customers' lending requirements, ensuring compliance and maintaining strong relationships with business customers.
  • Private Banking Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland: Managing a portfolio of over 2600 customers, Lord was recognized as part of the number one responsive team in the UK for 2011 and was instrumental in staff training and development.

Lord's passion for technology and its role in transforming the accountancy profession from number-crunching to trusted advising aligns perfectly with Firmcheck's mission. His focus on building relationships, streamlining processes, and embracing technology will be invaluable as Firmcheck continues to innovate and grow.

"Kevin's dedication to leveraging technology to enhance the accountancy profession is truly inspiring," said Hamish Edwards, who co-founded Xero and inspired its early design and innovation. "His understanding of the industry, combined with his ability to drive, motivate, and inspire change, makes him the ideal choice for leading Firmcheck's UK Operations. I look forward to seeing the impact he will make."

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