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Rod Drury: Entrepreneur of the Year

Congratulations to our CEO Rod Drury for last night winning the New Zealand Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by ASB.

Rod Drury 2013 EOY Winner

From Rod this morning:

“This really means a lot to me. I started my career at Arthur Young and went through the merger when EY started. I’m so grateful for doing my apprenticeship with such a great firm and being part of an outstanding alumni.”

“It was also significant that ASB Bank was the principal sponsor, as the ASB was the first bank to give Xero overnight Bank Feeds. That kicked off an accounting revolution where now it’s expected that all accounting software should have that feature.”

“Anyone who has done a business know it’s all about the team. It’s humbling to be part of such a great group of people.”

We’re stoked with what Rod’s achieved and continues to achieve both with Xero and in the way he is helping New Zealand and small businesses globally.

An absolute inspiration.



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Heidi Seal
18 October 2013 #

I agree, an absolute inspiration. Congratulations Rod!

Gayle Buchanan
18 October 2013 #

Ditto Heidi

Bruce Stronge
18 October 2013 #

Nice work Rod, you’re doing something right, clearly – and we’re proud to be part of your journey as an add-on.

Ian Sheekey
18 October 2013 #

Well done, a richly deserved reward for all the great work that you and your team are doing..

Jacqueline Dailey
19 October 2013 #

It was such a pleasure to meet you at Xerocon in San Francisco! You are wonderful person and a definite inspiration to us all! I am excited to be a Xero Partner, and cannot wait to see what new things are coming! Great job Rod and everyone else on the Xero team!

Adam Hodgson
21 October 2013 #

The journey has just begun for Xero. It is taking the drudgery out of accounting and bookkeeping and moving it to the value add service it should be.

Sally McKenna
22 October 2013 #

Congratulations Rod – a well deserved award indeed!

Elaine Mullen.
29 October 2013 #

Congrats Rod. Love what your doing with Xero.

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