Simpro, the leading total business management software for commercial and residential trade service businesses, today announced Jason Penkethman will join the executive team as its new Chief Product Officer.
In his new role, Penkethman will lead the company’s global product strategy, oversee product development and management and identify new growth opportunities. He will play a crucial role in expanding Simpro’s product portfolio to meet their customers' ever changing business needs.
Penkethman brings over 30 years of international experience in software and hardware technology development to this position. He has held senior leadership positions at numerous SaaS companies including Spireon where he served a 5--year tenure as their CPO, leading their engineering and product management for cutting-edge fleet SaaS solutions until its acquisition by Solera.
Most recently, he served as the Chief Product Officer at Talend, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the product strategy for robust data integration solutions and services. Under his leadership, Talend’s advancements in the data integration space culminated in its notable acquisition by Qlik, a testament to Penkethman’s ability to drive growth and market presence through innovation.
“I am thrilled to join Simpro as its Chief Product Officer and to lead the charge in driving product innovation,” said Penkethman. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to deliver products that not only meet but exceed their customers’ needs and empower their growth and success.”
“I am excited to welcome Jason to the Simpro team,” said Gary Specter, CEO of Simpro. “His vast experience and customer-focused mindset align perfectly with our commitment to pushing the boundaries of product innovation to empower our customers.”
In 2022, Penkethman was named a top 20 Global Chief Product Officer by Products That Count. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology.