Forrit hires first chief revenue officer

January 2022

Following record revenue, Forrit has appointed Gary Roberts as Chief Revenue Officer, to accelerate growth across the business. 

With more than two decades of senior leadership experience in the tech and retail sectors, including Fujitsu, Laura Ashley and Microsoft, Gary will be responsible for leading all aspects of Forrit's future growth. Prior to joining Forrit, Gary was Chief Revenue Officer for EMEA and Asia at Sitecore, and Global Chief Revenue Officer for Geneva headquartered, Jahia. 

Gary joins Forrit’s senior leadership team at a crucial time, with the company seeing continued double-digit growth in 2021 and equally ambitious growth targets in place for 2022/23. 

Peter Proud, CEO at Forrit, said: “Gary has established a strong reputation for building and leading commercial teams across the retail and technology sectors, and we’re confident he will be a superb addition to our senior leadership team. Not only will Gary drive business development across the company, but he will also be a valuable asset in helping to coach and mentor junior colleagues – a key focus for us as we look to upskill the next generation of leadership talent internally.”

Gary Roberts commented: “Forrit is a genuinely innovative company and is well placed to help organisations drive enhanced value across a business’s digital assets. I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running and helping more businesses understand how the cloud can help them form deeper engagement with customers and drive business growth in a post-pandemic world.”  

Additionally, Forrit has secured a trademark for its name and logo in the US, which will support the company’s global business development initiatives. 

Proud added: “Forrit has established itself as a challenger brand, but with an enviable customer list. Securing the company trademark in the US will give us opportunity to further scale the company to compete on a like-for-like basis against some of the world’s leading content management organisations.” 

Forrit is also a finalist at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2022 for the ‘SME Employer of the Year - Promoting Diversity’ category, reinforcing its commitment to helping more young people enter Scotland’s dynamic tech industry.