Passing the Baton, Jeff to Jeff

The leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has named the former COO, Jeff Kelisky, as the new CEO of the company.

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Following an MBA at London Business School and several years consulting with A.T. Kearney, Jeff Kelisky joined Multimap, which was Europe’s leading provider of online mapping services. After a year he was promoted to CEO and led the business for five years before selling it to Microsoft in 2007 which he joned as General Manager of the Bing Local Search and Mapping portfolio worldwide. He then joined Picsolve, a Fidelity-backed $75 million image capture business in the entertainment space, as CEO. (Image Source: BBC)

With this move the company enters a new phase of its journey as Jeff Lynn, co-founder of the company which has recently launched a secondary market and joined forces with RBS, NatWest and the challenger bank Fidor, will step down as CEO and become Executive Chairman to focus on major strategic, commercial and corporate initiatives.

Today’s transition marks the culmination of an 18-month process, Lynn writes in a blog post.

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Jeff Lynn, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Seedrs.

Entering the scale-up phase,

Lynn told the Board he felt (the company) would benefit from having a CEO who had already led a successful, high‐growth transformations in technology-driven businesses, a press release states.

Kelisky says:

I feel privileged and delighted to lead our incredibly talented team at Seedrs on our very bold mission. We have a track record of delivering many firsts to market in aligning the interests of smart investors and ambitious businesses in equity crowdfunding – and this is only the beginning. With the products and services in our pipeline today, I look forward to accelerating on that success and continuing Seedrs’ unique dedication to quality, transparency, and service to its fast growing customer base.

 

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