London headquartered employee benefits platform Perkbox has made two major hires to its executive team.

Ex-Groupon director, Higor Torchia, has been appointed chief revenue officer and will sit on the executive team.

Prior to Perbox, Torchia worked with Unilever and American Express in his native country Brazil, joining Groupon in 2012 where he held a number of roles in sales, strategy and operations.

Most recently he was stationed in London at Vend – a cloud-based retail management platform where he was managing director, EMEA.

Torchia will be tasked with spearheading Perkbox’s partnerships and go-to-market strategy.

Torchia commented: “The current global challenges present a unique moment for Perkbox, where employee experience is more important than ever. My focus will be to sharpen our value proposition, expand our business internationally and deliver an even better experience for our customers and users.”

Perkbox has also appointed Ankur Sharma as VP Product & Engineering.

Sharma was previously head of product at Spotahome – a platform that manages long-term bookings of rental accommodation from a mobile device.

He brings with him 15 years’ experience leading the development of a diverse range of digital products in large scale and competitive B2C environments.

Sharma said: “I look forward to leveraging the team’s abilities to further the mission of helping employers help employees live better by focusing on the mental, financial and physical wellbeing through an integrated and efficient end-to-end platform for employers, employees and our partners.”