Rob Gorle joins Perkbox
LONDON, March 9, 2017
Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee and customer engagement firm, today announced the appointment of ex-Yahoo! Finance Manager Rob Gorle as Finance Director, with immediate effect.
The appointment forms part of Perkbox’s extensive plans to expand in the UK and internationally. Since its foundation in 2015, the company has more than quintupled its headcount – growing from 20 to 130 in just 20 months. Last year, the brand raised a £4.3m equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs, backed by VC Draper Esprit, which also saw high profile investors including tennis world champion Andy Murray invest.
As Finance Director, Gorle will be responsible for leading the finance team, supporting the management team and overseeing all financial operations including refinements around compliance and governance processes.
Prior to his role at Perkbox, Gorle held a variety of senior finance-related roles at Yahoo! and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. He brings to the company extensive operational and transactional experience in managing growing companies, having acted as Finance Director and CFO of London-based startups Plumbee and previously Zattikka, which he led to a listing on the AIM exchange.
Perkbox’s innovative platform focuses on providing businesses with a pay-as-you-go cloud-based employee engagement platform. It now has over 500,000 paid subscribers comprising UK’s SMEs as well as established brands and large corporates.
Gorle commented: “The area of employee engagement and customer loyalty is a truly exciting space in which to be involved. Perkbox has undergone a great period of rapid growth and success, and has really made a name for itself in the sector. I have previously helped implement a number of expansion plans at growth companies, including setting up new international offices and acquisitions, whilst also leading diligence processes on a number of financing events and corporate transactions including an IPO and, most recently, a trade sale. I look forward to working as part of the leadership team to help consolidate Perkbox’s position as a leader in the UK and determine the strategy for bringing the best experience to its customers, developing its leading products, and expanding in to new markets.”
Saurav Chopra, CEO and co-founder of Perkbox commented: “Rob’s past experience in the industry and true expertise makes him an invaluable asset to the team. He is an enthusiastic and talented addition to the Perkbox family. Rob will play a central role in pursuing our mission: to transform UK workplaces into happier, healthier and more engaged places to work.”
Rob studied at Bristol University and received a BSc in Computer Science. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.