Senior RBS ‘intrapreneur’ joins Know-it to lead business growth
Glasgow-based credit management software firm Know-it has appointed Gordon Merrylees as its chief commercial officer.
As the former managing director of entrepreneurship at NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank, his financial services industry experience stretches back 36 years.
The cloud-based credit management platform is looking to launch in the next few weeks, aiming to streamline the credit control process so users can credit check, monitor, chase payments and collect unpaid invoices all from one place.
It partners with agencies and accountancy software such as Companies House, The Gazette, Unsecured Creditors, Sage, Xero, QuickBooks and FreeAgent, which provide real-time credit information.
At Know-it, Merrylees will work directly with the senior leadership team and harness his expertise, supply chain and UK ecosystem network.
He commented: “What attracted me to join the Know-it was the opportunity to thrive in an environment that is delivering innovative, customer led solutions to support SME’s and play my part in an entrepreneurial team, with such a strong growth mindset instilled across the team by its chief executive and founder, Lynne Darcey Quigley.
“I have a passion for innovation and in particular scouting and sourcing those new innovative solutions at an early stage and I’ve worked alongside many successful SMEs for years at NatWest, but it was Know-it which caught my eye immediately and I just knew I wanted to be a part of this exciting, UK fintech start-up’s growth journey.”
Darcey Quigley added: “The appointment of an industry titan of Gordon’s calibre is a key acquisition for us and underpins our entire business strategy for the future.
“We have been working on the Know-it platform for almost two years – Gordon’s experience will play a vital role in helping Know-it grow as an organisation,” she concluded.
This article was first published by Insider.co.uk