After more than a decade as co-founder and CEO of Bench, Ian Crosby has announced that he is stepping away from his day-to-day role.
“I’ve given it a great deal of thought; the right thing for the business is to hand over executive leadership to a more experienced CEO who can help us realize our ambitious product, partnership, and growth plans,” said Mr. Crosby.
The search is underway to find a new CEO committed to this accelerated growth and Bench’s clear vision to make bookkeeping for small to medium businesses simple, effortless and affordable; and to make a profound difference in the quality of life for one million people.
“We want to thank Ian for his creativity, dedication, energy and unwavering commitment to build a solid foundation for the future. Ian is leaving Bench incredibly well positioned for large scale growth,” said David Baga, independent Board Member and Executive Chair overseeing the leadership transition.
In the interim, Chris Berry, SVP of Revenue and Operations, is Bench’s most senior operating executive. He will be supported by Peter Kihara as interim CFO, along with the Bench executive team.
Bench is the world’s largest bookkeeping service with over 12,000 mostly U.S. based clients supported by 700 employees affectionately known as Benchmates.