Xero appoints Hubdoc's Jamie McDonald new GM of product

Xero has appointed Hubdoc co-founder Jamie McDonald as executive general manager of product, accounting and global services. McDonald will continue in his role as co-CEO of Hubdoc, which Xero acquired last August.

McDonald’s appointment comes shortly after the departure of Herman Man, former vice president of products and partnerships at Xero.

Hubdoc has been one of the most popular integrated products amongst Xero users, which is what led to its acquisition of Xero last year. McDonald’s appointment is another step towards bringing the expertise from document collection and management app closer to Xero’s workforce and knowledge and expertise bank.

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McDonald’s expanded role involves leading the continued development of Xero’s core accounting products for small businesses, including Xero Mobile. Xero is setting a goal of ensuring automation and intelligence are at the core of all its products; McDonald will be charged with keeping this goal on course.

“We’re thrilled to have a product leader of Jamie McDonald’s calibre driving such a crucial part of our business,” said Anna Curzon, chief product and partner officer at Xero, in a statement. “His knowledge and experience is invaluable in accelerating our ability to unleash the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning for small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers. Intelligent automation will unlock trillions of insights from the information small businesses need most, and provide more accurate information to owners and advisors so they can confidently make decisions about how to run, grow and operate their business.”

“I’m excited to be taking on this role to continue our work in harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning for the benefit of Xero customers around the globe,” McDonald stated. “We have an extremely talented team of Xeros working on a once-in-a-generation software opportunity. Being a part of bringing our teams together to deliver on that vision is thrilling.”

The Hubdoc go-to-market teams will continue to report to Jamie Shulman, McDonald’s co-CEO at Hubdoc.

Jamie McDonald will be speaking at Xerocon San Diego, to be held on June 18-19. Learn more about Xerocon here.

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