Michael DiFilippo Joins Rapidly Scaling Cloud Commerce Company to Lead Next Phase of Growth
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22, 2017 — AppDirect, the company transforming the way the world buys and sells business software, today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Michael DiFilippo as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). DiFilippo is a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years of finance and operations experience, including extensive knowledge around raising capital, integrating acquisitions, and overseeing financial strategy and operations for high-growth companies. Prior to AppDirect, he most recently served as CFO of the SaaS Division at Citrix Systems.
At AppDirect, DiFilippo will be responsible for the Finance, Legal, Human Resources, and IT functions, driving the underlying planning and strategic processes that will enable AppDirect to continue its rapid growth in response to increasing global demand for cloud software. He will also serve on AppDirect’s senior leadership team, reporting to co-CEOs Daniel Saks and Nicolas Desmarais.
“Michael is a fantastic addition to lead our talented finance and accounting team. His vast experience helping venture capital-funded cloud technology companies grow will be a tremendous asset to our organization,” said Daniel Saks, Co-CEO and President, AppDirect. “We welcome him to the senior leadership team and look forward to working together as we take the company to the next level.”
Prior to joining Citrix, DiFilippo held CFO/SVP Administration positions at venture-backed startups MuleSoft Inc. and Intelleflex Corporation, where he successfully led all G&A functions and gained valuable fundraising experience. DiFilippo holds an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BS from Pennsylvania State University.
AppDirect is the leading platform for selling, distributing, and managing cloud-based products and services. Its flexible, modular technology enables organizations of all sizes to get to market quickly and cost effectively with an offering that meets their individual business needs. AppDirect-powered marketplaces, billing, distribution, reselling, and premium technical support services help providers—including Comcast, ADP, Zendesk, Deutsche Telekom and others—connect more than 30 million businesses to solutions from Microsoft, Google, GoDaddy, and more. AppDirect is headquartered in San Francisco with 13 global offices.