High growth SaaS startup Futrli appoints new CTO to drive next wave of platform evolution
Brighton's Futrli has today announced the appointment of Doug Johnson as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Joining from behavioural marketing specialist SaleCycle, Johnson brings over 17 years experience to the role in which he will be responsible for driving the technology strategy and direction for Futrli, and working alongside Founder and CEO, Hannah Dawson, in leading the next phase of innovation and growth in Futrli’s platform.
Johnson has held senior positions at multiple high growth technology companies. During his tenure at SaleCycle he oversaw the technology transformation which enabled SaleCycle to achieve 2000% growth in its real-time data processing capability. Prior to this he worked for the Sage Group plc where, in his role as Head of Architecture for Sage One, he was responsible for the global technical strategy behind a single platform which enabled the release of online accounting and payroll solutions in 14 different countries.
Doug’s appointment comes soon after the news of Futrli’s selection to join Tech Nation’s 2019 Upscale 4.0 programme. The programme is designed to turn today’s most promising scale ups into tomorrow’s tech giants, with previous successes including Monzo, Bulb and Bloom & Wild.
Hannah Dawson comments: “This is a significant appointment for us and as we continue to invest in our technology, we’re excited to have Doug’s extensive experience and knowledge joining Futrli. Doug brings domain expertise, leadership and customer focus to the role and will be instrumental in helping us achieve our growth ambitions.
“In 2018 we doubled our workforce and increased our customer base by 30% year-on-year. We expect this trend to continue throughout 2019 and beyond, so introducing talent of Doug’s calibre is critical at this formative time for the business.”
Doug Johnson comments: “The vision for Futrli to have a groundbreaking impact on the success rate of small businesses worldwide is truly inspiring. Having witnessed first-hand the team's focus, determination, passion and overall capability, I feel privileged to be joining them in February to help bring that vision to life.”
Johnson will join the Futrli team on 18 February 2019.