Chris Jurasek Named Non-Executive Director of IRIS Software Group

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Posted: 20th May 2024

25+ year technology leader joins the IRIS Board

London, UK May 20, 2024 IRIS Software Group (IRIS), a leading global software provider of accounting, edtech, HR and payroll solutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Jurasek as non-executive director. Today’s appointment follows the recent appointment of Gus Malezis as non-executive chair

Chris Jurasek is an American investor and business executive with more than 25 years of experience working for leading global software and industrial technology companies, with significant experience in technology, professional services and corporate governance.  

“I’m honored to assume the non-executive director role at IRIS Software Group,” said Chris Jurasek upon appointment. “IRIS’ incredible vision and leadership are inspiring, and I’m eager to build on this solid foundation and on IRIS’ continued investment in innovative solutions that cater to its global customer base.” 

Chris is the current CEO of English football club Chelsea F.C. Over the past decade, Chris has also served as operating executive with Clearlake Capital, holding multiple President, CEO and board member roles, including at technology firm EagleView, where he was appointed executive chairman last May following three years as CEO.   

Prior to that, Chris was President and CEO for Calero Software, creating a leader in the Telecom Expense Management industry, having previously transformed the way consumers buy private aviation as President of JetSmarter. Earlier in his career, Chris held executive leadership roles at TE Connectivity, ADC Telecommunications, and Rexnord Corporation. 

“Chris is exceptionally skilled at helping businesses drive operational excellence, deliver stellar financial outcomes, enhance employee engagement, and achieve sustainable competitive advantages. We welcome his counsel and support on our board as we continue to grow our business globally,” said Elona Mortimer-Zhika, CEO of IRIS.  

Chris’ appointment follows the departure of Kevin Loosemore, who brought the board stellar operational leadership. Kevin joined IRIS as non-executive chair in 2017 and moved to non-executive director in 2019 when Kevin Dady became non-executive chair. 

About IRIS Americas 
IRIS Americas is part of IRIS Software Group. IRIS works with thousands of CPA firms including 54 of the top 100 CPA firms in the US and its payroll solutions for over 150,000 SMEs and 1m employees across the US and Canada. IRIS has over 100,000 UK and international customers, with 80% having a tenure of five or more years. Its brands include IRIS Star Practice Management, IRIS FMP, IRIS Innervision, IRIS Practice Engine, Doc.It, PSI Payroll, AccountantsWorld, MyPay, and Conarc. 

About IRIS Software Group
IRIS Software Group is a global provider of mission critical software and one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies. IRIS provides software solutions and services for finance, HR and payroll teams, educational organizations, and accountancy firms that takes the pain out of processes and lets professionals focus on the work they love. Through simplifying, automating and providing insights on everyday mission critical tasks for organizations of all shapes and sizes, IRIS ensures customers can look forward with certainty and confidence. 

IRIS is the largest third-party online filer with the UK Government. Ninety-three of the top 100 UK accountancy firms use IRIS software. One in six of the UK’s workforce is paid by IRIS payroll offerings, and globally, six million employees receive their payslip via IRIS software every month. More than 850,000 UK employees are managed by IRIS HR solutions. Over 12,000 UK schools and academies use IRIS, with four million parents and guardians using IRIS apps to connect with their children’s school; 300 million messages are delivered between schools and parents each year, and over £15 million transactional payments are processed every month. IRIS is certified as a Great Place to Work® and recognized as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality in 2023. IRIS is also recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Wellbeing, one of the Best Workplaces in Tech and one of the Best Workplaces for Women. 

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Tory Waldron  
IRIS Software Group