Who is Jason Kurtz new CEO of Basware?

After serving as interim CEO since early 2023, Jason Kurtz has been named in the role at Basware on a permanent basis

The leading AP automation and invoice processing company are confirming the appointment to help them lead the company's growth initiatives on a permanent basis.

Reinventing the Basware brand 

Kurtz has a career spanning over 20 years, and has expertise in B2B enterprise SaaS and a track record in managing global organisations to his role as CEO. In his previous role as interim CEO since January 2023, Jason played a key role in steering Basware towards its focus on the office of the CFO, reinventing Basware’s brand, and accelerating its growth.

"I am honoured and excited to continue this journey with Basware,” said Kurtz. “In the past several months, I've had the opportunity to dive deep into the company, its products, the partner ecosystem, our customers and our incredible team of over 1,200 at Basware. I want to thank everyone at Basware for their support in me and their commitment to our vision. Basware has deep expertise as a pioneer in AP automation for more than 40 years. The opportunity ahead is even bigger than I imagined, and this is why I’m excited to stay on. In this next chapter, we will continue to take ownership of new opportunities, be bold in our approach, drive unmatched value for our customers and ultimately unlock the power of finance for CFO teams. We’re making it happen and just getting started.”

He took on the role of interim CEO in early 2023 following the take-private transaction of Basware in August 2022, by a consortium of investors led by software private equity firm Accel-KKR. 

The next phase of growth at Basware 

Kurtz previously served as a founding member of the operating team at Accel-KKR for more than ten years and previously worked at Ariba, Inc. (acquired by SAP in 2012) for 11 years in a variety of executive roles.

Dean Jacobson, Chairman of the Board at Basware, and Managing Director at Accel-KKR, welcomed Jason’s appointment.

"We are delighted to announce Jason Kurtz as the permanent CEO of Basware. Jason's deep industry experience and transformative leadership style align perfectly with Basware's mission and growth strategy. In just several months, under Jason’s leadership, we have witnessed Basware advance in customer satisfaction, product enhancement, customer growth and financial performance. His deep expertise of the industry makes him the ideal choice to lead Basware into its next phase of growth. With Jason at the helm, we are confident that Basware will continue to revolutionise financial processes for enterprises around the world.”

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