- Austin-headquartered intelligent finance and automated accounting platform brings on former co-founder and CTO of Spiceworks Inc.
- Industry leader Sullivan brings over three decades of experience to build out ScaleFactor platform globally
AUSTIN, Texas — January 22, 2018 — AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ScaleFactor, an intelligent finance and automated accounting platform, today announced the hiring of Francis Sullivan as its new chief technology officer. An industry veteran, Francis is the former co-founder and CTO of Spiceworks Inc., a collaborative online marketplace that connects the IT industry.
“Francis’s years of technology experience make him an excellent fit for our swiftly growing and maturing team,” said Kurt Rathmann, CEO of ScaleFactor. “The future of finance and accounting solutions is automated, intelligent and integrated. We are delighted that Francis is joining our company to revolutionize SMB finance with a ‘business OS’ for back-office operations.”
With over 34 years of industry experience, the last 13 years were spent at Spiceworks where he helped redefine the SMB IT industry. At ScaleFactor, Sullivan will build out its robust software platform with enhanced features to empower SMBs to tackle complex back-office operations.
Sullivan brings broad software and hardware expertise that covers complex networked systems, systems management, automatic test equipment, data acquisition, analytics, containers, and container orchestration. Previous to his role at Spiceworks, he was the VP of Technology at Motive, Inc. Other prior experience includes the Principal Engineer at Tivoli Systems, Senior Software Developer at Tandem Computers, Software Analyst at Sunquest Information Systems, and Software Developer at Computer Automation. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from The University of Arizona.
“In today’s business ecosystem, companies need to manage their financial operations more efficiently,” said Sullivan. “ScaleFactor has become the leading user-friendly, intuitive solution that addresses SMB needs, and I look forward to guiding engineering during this rapid growth period to apply innovative modern technologies such as AI, machine learning, and natural language processing to solve the problems that small businesses face every day.”