Taulia, the world’s leading provider of supplier early payment solutions, has appointed Lewis Mitchell as its new Head of Public Sector Practice. The appointment supports Taulia’s strategic decision to expand into the public sector.
Taulia recently won a £30m framework contract through the UK’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS). This sees Taulia appointed as the single framework supplier able to provide both supply chain finance and dynamic discounting solutions to central government, local authorities and the National Health Service (NHS) throughout the UK, thereby offering a scalable solution to offer early payments to all suppliers.
Drawing upon his extensive public sector experience, Mitchell will oversee all public sector engagements in the UK and beyond. Mitchell was previously Head of Business Development, Europe at Oxygen Finance, where he led the company through a period of rapid growth. Prior to that, he held roles at BR-AG and Atradius, focusing on supply chain finance, trade receivables finance and securitisation.
“I am excited to take on this challenge and build upon the remarkable demand Taulia has already seen for its unrivalled capability, ” said Mitchell. “I look forward to helping Taulia make a real difference for public sector organisations nationwide.”
Mitchell commented that Taulia will support public sector entities as they seek to address complex budgetary challenges, achieve efficiency and cost savings and bolster their financial position in order to protect frontline services, despite the continuing impact of austerity. “Taulia will also help public sector clients create social value by paying suppliers more quickly, while combatting the challenges associated with late payment,” he added.
Commenting on the appointment, Jon Keating, Global Head of Sales for Taulia, said: “I am delighted that Lewis is joining Taulia at this exciting time. With his extensive experience of working capital solutions – and his deep knowledge of the unique challenges and circumstances faced by the public sector – Lewis is well qualified to help the public sector take full advantage of this opportunity.”
Taulia delivers working capital solutions that make it easy for businesses to free up cash, accelerate payments and improve supply chain health.
Since its foundation in 2009, Taulia has envisioned a world where every business can thrive by liberating cash using our state of the art platform. Today our team of financial game changers have built a network connecting 1.6 million businesses across 168 countries and has accelerated more than $90 billion in early payments.
Taulia is headquartered in San Francisco with locations across the United States, the UK and Europe.