IR finds new CMO from within marketing ranks

Software solutions provider promotes marketing head to c-suite position following resignation of Kevin Ryder

Performance and analytics software provider, IR, has appointed a new chief marketing officer following the departure of long-serving global marketing leader, Kevin Ryder.

IR’s new CMO is Stuart Matthewman, who has been promoted head of marketing communications and has been with the business for nearly eight years. The new role sees him reporting directly to IR CEO and MD, John Ruthven, with responsibility for enhancing the IR brand and reputation and evolving its go-to-market plans globally.

Matthewman takes the reins from Ryder, who has opted to resign the post after an eight-year tenure but will remain a strategic advisor to IR. Ryder’s efforts saw him recognised on the inaugural CMO50 list of Australia’s most effective and innovative marketing leaders in 2015. He gained product leadership on top of his CMO duties in May 2020.

“I am excited to welcome Stuart into the executive team and proud of the fact we are promoting from within our IR tribe,” Ruthven said. “Stuart’s deep experience in marketing is matched by his passion for our customers and team members, making him the ideal person for this role.”

Ruthven also thanked Ryder for his service and leadership, adding IR will continue to benefit from his counsel in the advisory role.

Matthewman said he was thrilled to be heading up the marketing function. Before IR, he built his marketing credentials through roles with Macquarie Telecom, Commander, AOL and Telstra.

“I look forward to contributing to the next phase of IR's growth, as we live our purpose to create great when it matters most by placing customers at the centre of all we do,” Matthewman commented.  

IR provides performance management and data analytics platform technology for communications, IT infrastructure and payment systems and has more than 500 clients globally.  

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