Australian global tech SME, WithYouWithMe (WYWM), has announced the appointment of its new CEO, Tom Larter, to replace founding CEO Tom Moore who is stepping back from daily operations after seven years at the helm.
WYWM is a social impact company that deploys its workforce management technology across major commercial and government organisations to identify and grow overlooked talent.
Since starting in Australia in 2015, the company has successfully expanded across three continents and its platform userbase now exceeds 90,000 people.
Mr Larter has been a driving force with WYWM since its early inception, holding key roles with the company including Chief Customer Officer and more recently Chief Operating Officer.
Mr Moore has been looking for the right time to transition from the CEO role and has been working closely with the Board and Executive Management team on a succession plan over the past 12 months. He will remain on the Board as a non-executive director with a focus on creating new large-scale revenue streams that continue to grow WYWM’s global presence and impact.
“The past few months have seen WYWM hit a tipping point in our eight-year journey,” said Mr Moore. “Demand for our product is growing, we’ve successfully launched in Canada and the United Kingdom – and we’re rapidly securing major partners in new global markets, including the United States. We are no longer a start-up; we are a scale-up and have reached a new level of business maturity. The time is now right for a different type of leader to take WithYouWithMe forward.
“I have every confidence that Tom Larter is the right CEO for WYWM in its next chapter. With Tom’s commercial sensibility and deep knowledge of the WYWM model, we’re strongly positioned to maintain a secure business that is positioned for long-term growth.
“Transitioning out of the daily operations of the business will allow me to purely focus on driving large-scale strategic pursuits, including major partnerships, capital raising and market-shaping initiatives.”
Mr Larter said under his leadership, the business will move to invest in the workforce management capabilities of its software, providing an end-to-end enterprise solution to identifying and upskilling key talent.
“This transition heralds a new commitment to WYWM’s long-term growth and stability,” said Mr Larter.
“As a business, we’ve built a reputation for supporting under-represented individuals into tech careers. The model has proven so effective we are now seeing demand direct from the private and government sectors to apply the same methodology internally to unlock potential in their existing workforce.
“This demand will position us to make significant headway on achieving our mission of solving underemployment and deliver the social impact this world needs.”