Global Xero Team

United States Leaders

Russell Fujioka

Russell Fujioka

US President

Russell is responsible for the expansion and growth of Xero’s U.S. markets. He has over 25 years experience providing strategic and operational leadership to cloud, SaaS (Software as a Service) and technology providers, with a focus on sales, digital marketing and operational management of high growth businesses. Russ was previously interim U.S. Vice President Marketing and Vice President of Sales at Xero, Executive Advisor at Pertino, and Executive in Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners. He held senior executive roles at technology giant Dell, JWT Diversified Agency Services (Synergy), JWT Technology, and Adobe Systems.

Jamie Sutherland

Jamie Sutherland

GM, US Products and Solutions

Jamie has responsibility for developing new and existing solutions on the core Xero platform to meet the needs of the US small business customers.

He has been running teams at both large corporations and early stage ventures for over 10 years. Before he joined Xero, Jamie ran a North American business unit of accounting software provider Sage. Under Jamie’s leadership, Sage grew to serve over 500,000 small business customers.

John Forrester

John Forrester

VP Marketing

John is responsible for marketing in the United States, including demand generation, advertising, PR and events. John has more than 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley as Vice President, Product Marketing & Brand, at RingCentral and has held marketing management positions at VMware, YouSendIt, Samsung, and Microsoft.

James Maiocco

James Maiocco

GM, Business and Corporate Development for Northern Hemisphere

James is responsible for Xero managing business and corporate development activities, including strategic partnerships and add-on ecosystem. His team drives partner recruitment and management across multiple geographies to accelerate Xero adoption and increase value-add for customers. James also manages strategy, assessment and execution of corporate development activities to help advance Xero's core business, drive accretive value and increase market share.

Prior to joining Xero, James spent the past 15 years advancing software-as-a-service into the mainstream. Most recently, he led investments, partnerships and marketing for Microsoft Ventures globally. James has deep M&A and partnership expertise working with F500 companies and preeminent VC firms. He is an active investor, advisor, board member and speaker in technology circles.

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