Nursery management software provider, Connect Childcare, has appointed Matthew Kelleher as its chief revenue officer (CRO), to help the company treble in size.

The newly-appointed CRO will also be heading up the roll-out of the new version of Connect Childcare’s sector-leading software, which is set to go live in 2023.

Connect Childcare is already used by 70% of the top 25 UK nursery chains and received a £4m investment from Mobeus Equity Partners in December 2020

With a 30-year tenure within the data, SaaS, and education technology sectors, Kelleher has held a number of executive-level leadership positions at firms such as RedEye and Cognassist.

He said: “There are exciting times ahead for Connect, and my role will be to ensure that we reach even more nurseries with our innovative technology – both across the UK and beyond.

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“In all the positions I’ve held throughout my career, I’ve always had a focus on assisting organisations in scaling up – and I’m looking forward to using my skillset to propel Connect Childcare forward into the next chapter of its commercial journey.”

Chris Reid, CEO and founder of Connect Childcare, added: “2023 will be a watershed year for the business and it’s great to have Matthew on board.

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“Our mission has always been ‘to improve the lives of children, globally’, and our expansion plans further support this.

“Matthew has a wealth of experience within the industry, which will be extremely valuable in bringing our growth visions to life.”

Longer term, the firm is planning to expand its reach into new sectors and geographies – helping childcare providers worldwide to improve their operational efficiencies and maximise the time available dedicated to child development.

Established in 2005, Connect Childcare is the UK’s most trusted nursery management software — used by over 3,700 UK nurseries and 70% of the top 25 UK nursery chains.