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Cleo Expands Leadership Team Following Banner Year of Growth

As it enters its fifth year in operation, family benefits company Cleo has announced it is strengthening its diverse leadership team with the addition of three key executives – marking the beginning of another record year for the company.

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Cleo welcomes Amy Kux as Chief Financial Officer, Andrea Lessard as VP of People, and Martin Payne as Chief Commercial Officer to its leadership team, of which 86% are working parents.

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These additions follow consistent growth for the company, which grew its headcount by over 43% in 2020, welcoming talent from One Medical, Bright Health, Castlight Health, Wonderschool, Guild Education and more.

  • Amy Kux is a seasoned CFO bringing years of experience in senior financial roles at Cloudflare, Udemy, and Unbabel to Cleo. She will play an important role in Cleo’s scale and strategy as it enters another year of rapid growth.
  • Andrea Lessard joins Cleo as VP of People leading the internal programs and processes to support Cleo employees and managing internal communications. Most recently, Andrea was Red Bull’s Head of Rewards and Talent Operations and previously held senior positions at Asurion.
  • Martin Payne is a demonstrated sales leader previously serving in leadership roles at Bright Horizons (most recently as VP of Enterprise Sales) and TriNet. In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Martin will lead Cleo’s integral sales, marketing and partnership functions.

“As a working parent that spent most of my career juggling my work and family responsibilities, Cleo’s mission to support working parents both inside and outside of the workplace is one that deeply resonates with me,” said Amy Kux, Chief Financial Officer, Cleo. “I love building amazing companies with phenomenal teams that solve real and pressing problems, and have joined Cleo because they are doing exactly that – and with great impact.”

Cleo also appointed Natasha Prasad to Chief Customer Officer from her role as Senior Vice President of Operations and Customer Success. In this new role, she’ll continue her critical work with members and clients, driving company strategy and operations to deliver satisfaction, impact and overall experience.

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