#2: How To Scale A Software Business + SaaS Leadership w/ Jeremy Roche, CEO At FinancialForce
This is a podcast episode titled, #2: How To Scale A Software Business + SaaS Leadership w/ Jeremy Roche, CEO At FinancialForce. The summary for this episode is: A SaaS innovation and leadership conversation with FinancialForce.com CEO and President, Jeremy Roche (@Jeremy_Roche). With more than 20 years of experience building and leading both public and private technology companies, Jeremy brings a wealth of executive leadership experience. He has led businesses through IPO, de-merger and acquisition (both as acquirer and acquiree). And his work with growing FinancialForce offers insight into how to play the game of business at a rapid pace and growing scale. With $110 million in capital raised in 2015, the company’s growth has exploded, and Roche has led the team to disrupt the space of financial software. Roche also offers a global perspective on building companies. He holds or has held Board positions in technology companies in US, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Hungary, Estonia, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. And FinancialForce now has offices in the UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, and multiple offices in the US. In this episode with Jeremy Roche, you’ll learn: 1.) How Jeremy Roche got into ‘the emerging world of software’ and SaaS 2.) How to balance enthusiasm from a SaaS leadership perspective 3.) The importance and practice of ‘peoplecastiing’ in achieving your goals 4.) How to surround yourself with a strong team of people that are prepared to disagree with you 5.) How Salesforce and FinancialForce came together, and how they have worked together to the benefit of both businesses This episode of Powder Keg is brought to you by DeveloperTown. If you’re a business leader trying to turn a great idea into a product with traction, this is for you. DeveloperTown works with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 companies who want to build and launch an app or digital product. They’re able to take the process they use with early stage companies to help big companies move like a startup. So if you have an idea for a web or mobile app, or need help identifying the great ideas within your company, go to developertown.com/powderkeg.