Tradeshift, the B2B eCommerce and FinTech platform, has announced that Raphael Bres has rejoined the company as chief product and technology officer (CPO).

Bres will spearhead strategic product innovation and technological transformation across Tradeshift’s portfolio of solutions.

His return to the CPO role follows a two-year stint at sales commission software Spiff which was acquired by Salesforce in December 2023.

His appointment comes at a pivotal time as Tradeshift continues to excel in global e-invoicing, digital procurement and payables automation, marketplaces, and embedded finance, all solutions leveraging artificial intelligence.

Bres said: Tradeshift’s vision has always resonated with me. Rejoining the team feels like a natural progression of the journey we embarked upon together.

“Our B2B marketplace is transforming procurement, and with the embedded finance standard set by our HSBC partnership, the future looks more promising than ever.

“I am eager to work with the team to elevate our solutions, making a transformative impact on the way businesses transact globally.”

A proven leader, with a reputation for innovation, cross-team collaboration and product improvements, Bres started his career at Deloitte audit and has gone to work at Oracle, Microsoft, Workday and Certinia.

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He said: “Immediate enhancements to our capabilities will focus on broadening our reach to a wider range of businesses. We are also perfectly positioned to capitalise on AI developments, driving unparalleled efficiency and value across our customer base.”

In February, Tradeshift announced the appointment of Iain Balchin as chief financial officer and Jim Modak as chief of strategy & GTM. Jovita O’Byrne has also been promoted to the role of chief people officer.

James Stirk, CEO at Tradeshift, said: Raphael’s leadership during his previous tenure was transformative, setting a high standard for innovation.  His return is a testament to our growth and the exciting direction we are headed.”