Xero, the global small business platform, has announced the appointment of Diya Jolly as its new Chief Product Officer. Jolly, who was previously the Chief Product Officer at Okta, will take up the new position on 10th April 2023. She will be responsible for driving product management, development, design, and product marketing at Xero. Jolly has extensive experience in designing, developing and launching consumer and business products in high-growth mid-sized companies, startups and Fortune 500 brands.
Xero CEO, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, said: “Diya brings market-leading global experience in designing, developing and launching consumer and business products in high growth mid-sized companies, startups and Fortune 500 brands, including playing a critical role in Okta's, Google’s and also Microsoft’s product strategies. I look forward to welcoming her to lead this essential function as we focus our efforts on unlocking the next phase in Xero’s global journey and realizing our small business platform vision.”
Jolly’s appointment comes following the decision by Xero’s current Chief Product Officer, Anna Curzon, to take a sabbatical due to personal and family health reasons. Xero CEO, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy acknowledged Curzon's considerable contribution to the business, customers and people. Cassidy said, “We would like to extend our sincere appreciation and support to Anna as she focuses on her own and her family’s health recovery. We look forward to her returning to Xero at the right time.”
Tim Bradley, Xero’s EGM Small Business Accounting, is currently acting in the role of Chief Product Officer until Jolly takes over in April. Jolly will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jolly said: “I am thrilled to join Xero at such a pivotal time for the company and the industry as a whole. Xero has an incredible opportunity to revolutionize the way small businesses and their advisors operate, and I am looking forward to being a part of the team that drives this change.”
Jolly has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Michigan.