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Zest appoints Matt Russell as CEO

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22nd March 2023

Zest Technology, a leading employee benefits SaaS software provider, has appointed Matt Russell as its new CEO succeeding Ray Sieber who is retiring after 10 years at the helm.

Zest is an employee benefits platform that offers flexible benefits services for a wide range of well-known businesses across the world, including Hargreaves Lansdown, Taylor Wimpey, ADP and Travis Perkins.

Matt brings with him significant experience in the workplace and benefits platform sector. Prior to becoming CEO he was Chief Commercial Officer at cloud-based HR-software business, Ciphr, and before that was Chief Sales Officer at workplace platform provider, Benefex and Sales Director at HR solutions provider, LHH Penna.

Matt Russell, CEO of Zest

I am thrilled to be joining Zest and am also grateful to have received such a warm welcome from Ray and the rest of the team. Zest have an amazing reputation for providing best-in-class technology overlayed with exceptional service that delivers a truly exceptional and personalised experience for their customers and their employees. I am proud to have been given the opportunity to drive the business forward and I am excited to deliver further value to our customers, our partners and their employees.

Since investing in Zest in July 2021, FPE Capital has supported the expansion of Zest’s executive team, accelerating growth, and boosting its position as a market-leading employee benefits platform.