Zuora, Inc., a monetization platform provider for recurring revenue businesses, announced this week the appointment of Pete Hirsch as its Chief Product and Technology Officer. Hirsch will join Zuora on July 10, 2023 and report to founder and CEO Tien Tzuo to lead the company’s global product innovation and engineering functions.
“His proven ability to scale organizations across financial and accounting technology will be essential as we continue to expand our product suite. Pete is a compassionate and transparent leader who builds great cross-functional partnerships that align with our Zuora values.”
Hirsch comes to Zuora with more than 30 years of software engineering experience leading enterprise product and engineering organizations. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer at BlackLine, a financial controls and automation software company, where he led the company’s product and technology groups, set its technology direction and scaled its global cloud platform. Prior to BlackLine, Hirsch was Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations at fintech provider Ellie Mae, where he oversaw all technology functions, including product development, public cloud and SaaS operations.
“Pete is the right leader to further accelerate our product innovation engine and help companies make the critical shift to customer-centric business models,” said Tzuo. “His proven ability to scale organizations across financial and accounting technology will be essential as we continue to expand our product suite. Pete is a compassionate and transparent leader who builds great cross-functional partnerships that align with our Zuora values.”
Hirsch also brings experience from SAP, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of Ariba, and then Senior Vice President, Ariba Cloud Engineering & Technology, focused on its mainline cloud engineering team following its acquisition. Before that, he spent several years at IBM, where he led a SaaS business unit and supported the acquisition of several companies.
Hirsch said he was “drawn” to Zuora because of its “market position.
It is “mature enough to make an impact with its established multi-product portfolio, but there’s still opportunity to be agile and move quickly.”