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Perry Dowell appointed Kocho's New Chief Financial Officer

Lewis Coburn

Head of Marketing

Published: 14 March 2024

Kocho have appointed Perry Dowell as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Another significant milestone in the company’s journey towards industry leadership and growth at scale.

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Perry Dowell as the new CFO of Kocho.

A vastly experienced senior financial executive, Perry brings the knowledge and skillset required to help Kocho meet its ambitious growth targets.

A wealth of experience, leadership, and industry expertise

In a career spanning thirty years, Perry has worked at a broad range of organisations in the public and private sectors, from multinational corporations to start-up and scale-ups.

Along the way he’s picked up awards for his work in accountancy and finance from Lancaster Group and Ford Retail. And, for the past decade he’s helped grow, deliver change, and increase investor value with organisations in the technology sector.

This includes cloud engineering business, RedPixie, helping their transition from start-up to exit when acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise within five years. A spell that also saw the business win Microsoft Worldwide Cloud Partner of the Year.

He was also instrumental in the refinancing of SaaS organisation BlueVenn leading to their exit to Upland Software.

It’s a background of financial acumen and industry expertise that makes Perry a perfect fit for Kocho.

Leveraging data and efficiency for profitability and scalable growth

Perry has high ambitions for the new role and for the future of the company.

He’ll be playing a pivotal part in streamlining processes as we continue the integration of various acquisitions. And in continuing to develop our utilisation of data for intelligent decision-making.

Vital components for driving efficiency and profitability in a business set-up for scale.

“I want to help the business make continually better use of the vast data set we have,” Perry said. “This is the way we unlock new opportunities to better serve our customers and drive efficiency in everything we do.”

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Kocho is a great business and has a phenomenal future. My ambition is to grow the business and drive higher levels of margin and profitability through simplification, efficiency, and data.

Perry Dowell

Chief Financial Officer, Kocho

A people person in a people business

Perry’s career success has been driven by a keen understanding of the important things away from work. Proud father to three daughters (and two dogs), Perry has a passion for sport, especially golf, darts, and his beloved West Ham United. Although, as Perry said:

“As a season-ticket holder, it can come with its own emotional challenges.”

A welcome from the CEO

“I’m delighted to welcome Perry to Kocho,” said Des Lekerman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Kocho. “He brings enormous levels of expertise, experience, and financial acumen to the senior leadership team.

“Traits that will be invaluable as we cement our position as industry leaders, and meet our ambitions for greater profitability and growth.

“With his impressive background and track record, we’re confident that he will offer a significant contribution to Kocho’s continued success in the years to come.”

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Lewis Coburn

Head of Marketing

Lewis is committed to leveraging his expertise to not only make Kocho a household name, but to also establish it as the premier name in the identity, mobility, connectivity, and security sphere.

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