Taulia appoints Rik Thorbecke as Chief Financial Officer

Taulia has a new Chief Financial Officer: Rik Thorbecke. As CFO, Thorbecke joins Taulia’s management team and directs all finance, human resources, legal, and accounting operations from the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

Thorbecke brings to Taulia more than 25 years of international finance experience. Thorbecke has served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and in other senior leadership roles at a range of Silicon Valley companies including Meltwater Group, Plastic Logic, Electronic Arts, Levi Strauss & Co. and Equinix.

Additionally, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than 17 years. Originally from the Netherlands, Thorbecke earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Amsterdam, and is a California Certified Public Accountant and a Registered Accountant in the Netherlands.

Bertram Meyer, CEO of Taulia:

  • “We’re delighted to welcome Rik to the Taulia family,” said. “Rik is an extremely talented and compassionate individual, and we’re thrilled to have him join the team. His wealth of experience in helping startup companies grow into global enterprises will serve as an enormous asset to Taulia.”
  • “Taulia’s product and business model are unparalleled in the industry, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to help drive the company to even greater heights.”
  • “As Taulia continues to expand, this is a vital role for us,” says Meyer. “I believe Rik and his wealth of experience makes him a perfect fit.”

Recent development of Taulia

Taulia has seen rapid growth in recent months. In October, the company partnered with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Throughout 2014, Taulia has been involved with the White House on its SupplierPay initiative, which encourages corporations to pay suppliers earlier.

The company also recently announced several milestones: tripling its revenue year-over-year, surpassing 20 million processed invoices, and injecting $75 billion in early payments to small business suppliers. In addition, Taulia’s rapidly expanding supplier network now sees more than $150B in annual spend passed through its platform.


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