Meet the Xero Beautiful Business Fund judges

Meet the global and regional global judges for the Beautiful Business Fund.

Meet our global judges

Our global judges will select one winner for each of the four categories, from the pool of regional winners across the globe.

Laurie McCabe

Co-founder & partner, SMB Group

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Laurie brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry to her current role as cofounder and partner at SMB Group.

Becca McClure

Director of Transformation, BDO Global

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Becca is responsible for bringing together and aligning the business services offering across BDO's 164 member firms around a common purpose to drive value to their clients and their own business.

Jeanne Grosser

Global Head of Partnerships, Stripe

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Jeanne oversees Stripe’s relationships with financial partners such as leading banks and card networks, major technology partnerships, and overall business development.

John Hummelstad

CEO, Locatrix

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John is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of business expertise. He has a background in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions, building, plus experience growing software companies and highly motivated teams.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

CEO, Xero

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As CEO, Sukhinder leads the growth and performance of Xero globally. With more than 25 years’ in Silicon Valley as a CEO, digital leader and board member, she has experience building and scaling global companies including Google, Amazon, Yodlee, Joyus and StubHub.

Nigel Piper

EGM, Customer Experience, Xero

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Nigel leads the award-winning global customer experience team at Xero. His teams present knowledge, enable community collaboration, and provide digital support to the exponentially growing customer base, which currently sits over 3.7m subscribers.

Meet our US judges

Our US judges will select one winner for each of the four categories, from the pool of entries from across the US.

Lil Roberts

Founder and CEO, Xendoo

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Lil serves as CEO and founder of Xendoo, a cloud-based fintech company based in the Greater Miami region. Xendoo specializes in online bookkeeping and accounting focused on the small business owner.

Steve Cassingham

CEO, Sustainable GOAT

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Steve is the founder and CEO of Sustainable GOAT, a leader in the sustainability-focused media space. Steve believes that intentionality, circularity and community at a global scale are the keys to unlocking the future of our planet.

Andrew Harrison

Head of US Digital Partnerships, BMO

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Andrew is head of US Digital Partnerships at BMO. His work focuses on creating value for customers by working with fintechs, big techs and accelerators across North America.

Ramon Ray

Publisher and entrepreneur

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Ramon is the publisher of and and an entrepreneur who has started five companies and sold three of them. As founder and leader of, he helps coaches and consultants get more attention for their businesses and become better known to their future customers.

Ben Richmond

US Country Manager, Xero

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Ben is responsible for driving Xero’s growth in the United States. In 2013, he joined Xero as New Zealand sales director where he led the business' national growth and spearheaded Xero's global agriculture strategy. Prior to joining Xero, Ben worked in a large regional accounting practice before joining New Zealand's largest telecommunications company in a senior accounting role.

Kelly Hierlmeier

Senior Account Manager, Xero

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Kelly is a senior account manager at Xero.

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