Genesis appoints Billy Morris as chief financial officer

New CFO Morris, who will report directly to CEO Stephen Murphy, brings nearly two decades of leadership experience in finance to Genesis, successfully assisting to scale various high-growth technology companies globally.

The new executive appointment will oversee Genesis’ financial operations, and work in lockstep with the rest of the senior leadership team to drive and grow the company’s global financial and development strategy.

Morris joins Genesis from ThousandEyes, where he most recently served as vice-president of finance, aiding the company’s M&A and finance strategy, which played a role in its successful acquisition by technology conglomerate Cisco Systems.

Prior to this, he worked as finance director at Twilio, where he helped lead the company’s financial planning & analysis team, as well as various accounting & investor relations initiatives, including helping in the successful completion of the company’s Initial Public Offering.

Morris will serve from Genesis’s newly established Dublin office, which will initially house a portion of the company’s financial operations and business development teams, with plans to scale the operations and rapidly add headcount over the next 12 months.

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“Genesis sits at the forefront of the next-gen low-code/no-code movement and at its core, helps to empower and enable developers,” said new Genesis CFO Morris.

“The company is transforming how financial institutions innovate and solve complex challenges through its unique ‘buy to build’ approach. Genesis is also addressing the mounting need to fulfill gaps in the technical-talent pipeline – allowing financial firms to build in weeks what would typically take years.

“The path ahead is an exciting one, and as the company continues to scale, I look forward to leveraging my background to implement the next phase of operational excellence and build the finance organisation with rapid growth at the forefront of our planning. Equally, I am very excited to follow on from the successes with Twilio and ThousandEyes in building out best in class operations in Ireland, and look forward to the path ahead with Genesis here.”

Stephen Murphy, CEO of Genesis, commented: “Billy’s proven leadership skills, financial expertise and passion for next-gen low-code/no-code innovation will play a key role as Genesis continues to build on its huge momentum.

“Ireland is one of Europe’s fastest-growing regions, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Billy on the ground spearheading this latest chapter of our combined growth.”

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Aaron Hurst

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