Pioneering Fintech business specialising in mobile App software, MyFirmsApp™ (MFA) has appointed Gavin Disney-May as Chairman and Investor, to help drive the company’s strategic direction, corporate development and partner programme. He will also be instrumental in delivering enhanced product development, providing customers with an evolving business solution. The solution continues to experience rapid international growth, with its ARR increasing by over 200% in the last six months.
The appointment signals a new phase for the Fintechcompany, with its App now available in five countries and an expanding base of over 150,000 end-users. Widely recognised as the world leader in App and mobile technology in the professional service sector, particularly in accountancy and bookkeeping, MFA provides custom mobile software for accounting firms wanting to engage with their clients via their smartphones. It is also the only accredited and endorsed App solution for professional service firms
With a technology career spanning more than 30 years, Gavin Disney-May has a proven track record of success with some of the world’s most recognised and largest software organisations. Most notably, Gavin previously held senior director positions at the Sage Group, driving its global growth strategies. During his time with Sage, company revenue grew exponentially, alongside its global expansion into new markets. Gavin is also an entrepreneur at heart, having built his own successful software company which was subsequently acquired by Sage.
Gavin is also a strategic business advisor to a select portfolio of software and technology organisations, and is Executive Partner for Vista Equity Partners, one of the world’s most successful technology private equity firms.
Commenting on his appointment, Gavin said: “MFA is truly a disruptive Fintech firm, which prides itself on putting accountants first by helping them to embrace new mobile App technology, which most importantly is the same technology their clients are using on a daily basis. By providing new ways of communicating and interacting with their clients, MFA has become an integral part of the new mobile eco-system, building a global community of tech-savvy accounting firms.
“I hope to build on the amazing success already achieved by the MFA team by focusing on its strategic direction, including unlocking opportunities in new markets, as well as adding partners who can not only enhance the MFA offering but leverage MFA’s technology to help them better service their accountant clients. I will leverage my operational experience, to help the business through its growth, driving the business forward by tapping into new corporate relationships, whilst ensuring the industry is taking note of MFA.”
“I am truly passionate about business and software innovation, and only invest if I firmly believe in a company, its product and its culture. This was true when I was at Sage and it is true of MFA. My career has been built on delivering positive results for game-changing businesses, and with its entrepreneurial culture and customer-centric business model, MFA is the perfect fit.”
Joel Oliver, CEO, MyFirmsApp adds: “Gavin has been following MFA since its launch and we are delighted to welcome him on board. Gavin has a great philosophy, with a shared vision and similar values to that of the existing MFA team. He will help drive continued future improvements for clients and has proven experience in helping organisations reach their true potential at key growth periods. By leveraging this, we believe MFA will continue to put accountants first across borders, creating new partnerships, and unlocking new corporate relationships.”