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Pax8 announces key leadership appointments of Robert Belgrave, Elizabeth McIlhany, and Alvaro Robles

Press Release by Pax8 Tue 16 Jan 2024

Cloud commerce marketplace Pax8 has announced significant leadership changes, appointing Robert Belgrave as Chief Operating Officer and Elizabeth McIlhany as Chief Product Officer.

Alongside, Alvaro Robles joins as the new Director of Strategy for Pax8 EMEA. These appointments align with Pax8’s commitment to scaling operations and enhancing product and strategic offerings.

Strategic Leadership Enhancements

Belgrave, transitioning from his previous role as CEO of Pax8 EMEA and Chief People Officer, will continue to report to John Street, CEO of Pax8.

In his new role as COO, Belgrave will focus on optimising day-to-day operational functions to align with Pax8’s mission, vision, and strategy.

“We have the incredible opportunity to reshape the face of SMB software consumption for the next decade,” said Belgrave, emphasising his commitment to driving the business at scale and fostering an environment that attracts world-class talent.

McIlhany, previously Senior Vice President of Product, will now spearhead the global product management function as CPO, reporting to Scott Chasin, CTO of Pax8.

Her role involves shaping strategy, crafting technology roadmaps, and overseeing execution. McIlhany’s focus will be on accelerating Pax8’s transformation into a product-led technology company, enhancing partner and vendor growth through product development and data-driven insights.

Expanding EMEA Strategy with New Appointment

The appointment of Alvaro Robles as Director of Strategy for Pax8 EMEA marks a strategic move to strengthen the company’s position in Europe.

Harald Nuij, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, commented on Robles’ appointment: “Alvaro’s wealth of experience and expertise in sales strategy and business impact aligns perfectly with our vision for the future of cloud commerce.”

Robles brings experience from his tenure at CloudBlue and Tech Data, demonstrating expertise in global sales operations and strategic leadership.

Phylip Morgan, Chief Revenue Officer, Pax8 EMEA, highlighted Robles’ strategic mindset and operational understanding, expressing confidence in his ability to lead the EMEA team to new heights.

“Alvaro’s strategic mindset and ability to understand both business and operational needs make him a perfect fit for Pax8,” said Morgan.

These leadership appointments at Pax8 underscore the company’s dedication to driving sustainable growth, enhancing its product offerings, and expanding its strategic vision in the cloud commerce marketplace.

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