Melio, a B2B payments company for small businesses, has appointed Brian O’Reilly as Vice President of Sales. O’Reilly joins at a time of rapid growth for Melio, which has raised $256 million since 2018, and whose number of monthly active users grew by 2,000% in 2020 alone.
As a skilled business advisor and go-to-market leader O’Reilly brings a wealth of experience to the leadership team at Melio. His appointment comes as Melio significantly ramps up go-to-market expansion plans.
O’Reilly joins Melio from Smartling, the cloud-based translation company, where he served as Chief Revenue Officer, leading go-to-market functions. Prior to that, O’Reilly worked at AdRoll, a digital and growth marketing platform, where he started as the first employee in Europe, scaling the business to over 100 employees before moving to the U.S. for a global leadership role. Earlier in his career he spent several years as a strategy consultant with Accenture and Ernst & Young based in London and Dublin.
Melio provides an important service with a platform to enable quick digital payments, helping small businesses improve both their cash flow and workflow.
Brian O’Reilly, VP of Sales at Melio, said, “The opportunity to assist small businesses at this critical time was one I couldn’t turn down. There are over 31 million SMBs in the U.S., which represent 44% of all economic activity. I’m eager to bring my previous experience leading go-to-market efforts to the team at Melio, and help the business expand throughout the U.S.”
Matan Bar, Melio CEO and co-founder, said, “We are thrilled to have Brian join us in our effort to expand Melio’s services to small businesses. Adding Brian to the leadership team helps build out our strategic plans at an exciting moment for the company. His experience will be key to our growth efforts.”
Melio is on a mission to keep small businesses in business by helping them improve their cash flow and workflow, gain more control over their finances and optimize their business’s financial health. Melio was founded by CEO Matan Bar, CTO Ilan Atias, and COO Ziv Paz in 2018, with headquarters in New York and an R&D center in Tel Aviv. The company has raised $256 million since its inception from investors including Coatue, Accel, General Catalyst, Aleph and Bessemer. Melio’s smart B2B online payment solution is tailor-made for small businesses’ needs. It is a free, simple, and secure solution that allows small businesses and their suppliers to transfer and receive payments quickly and easily. Melio is on pace to process tens of billions of dollars of transactions in 2021.