Jamie  Sutherland

Jamie Sutherland

Jamie brings over a decade of small business and accounting experience and a seasoned perspective on the financial and technological challenges facing startups, small businesses and accounting professionals.Three years ago, Jamie started the US operations for Xero � driving 200%+ growth while scaling the team to over 150 employees across 5 locations. At the same time, Jamie launched many of Xero�s tier 1 partnerships including Google, Square, H&R Block and ADP. Before joining Xero, Jamie ran the North American business unit of accounting software provider Sage, where he grew the business to 500,000 small business customers.Starting and growing businesses is core to Jamie�s DNA. In fact, he co-founded a taxi-hailing application called TaxiNow that was subsequently sold to FastCab. Leveraging his entrepreneurial experience and passion for startups, he serves as the board director at the Small Business Web and regularly mentors startups through 500 Startups, the C100 and the McGill Mentorship Program.