The c-suite update comes on heels of Bench co-founder Ian Crosby departing his role of CEO, confirmed by Betakit. The announcement of Crosby’s departure was made at an all-hands meeting on January 10th at Bench’s Vancouver headquarters.
Durrios 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.
Originally named 10Sheet, Bench launched out of TechStars NYC with co-founders Crosby, Jordan Menashy, Adam Saint, and Pavel Rodionov. All four are no longer working for Bench.
Last June Bench raised a $73 million Series C round led by Contour Venture Partners and including new investors Sage and Shopify.
“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join Bench.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,” said Durrios.
“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.”
According to today’s announcement, Durrios’ 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.”
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