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 judges for South Africa

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

Nick Dreyer

Co-founder, Veldskoen

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Having co-founded Veldskoen Shoes, Nick saw the business grow from a 2 x 2 metre office in Cape Town to a global footwear brand selling in 32 countries.

Lornelle Jonas

Managing Director, E'lique Advisory

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Lornelle is the founder and managing director at E’lique Advisory, a professional services firm based in Johannesburg that specialises in accounting, tax and advisory services.

Yaeesh Moosa

Head of Marketplace, Takealot

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Yaeesh is a mechanical engineer turned e-commerce intrapreneur. His role as Head of Marketplace heightened his enthusiasm for business innovation.

Colin Timmis

South Africa Country Manager, Xero

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Colin is the Xero country manager for South Africa, where he’s been leading business operations and growth across the country for the last five years.

Kabir Thakor

Senior Account Manager, Xero

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Kabir is a senior account manager at Xero.

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