Billtrust announces new executive appointments

Grant Johnson, CMO, and Robert Purcell, CFO, bring seasoned leadership to the order-to-cash software leader

Billtrust, a business-to-business order-to-cash software market leader, on Tuesday announced two executive leadership appointments. Grant Johnson has been named chief marketing officer and Robert Purcell has been named chief financial officer. The announcements come following the December EQT Private Equity acquisition of Billtrust and appointment of Sunil Rajasekar as CEO.

“I am thrilled to welcome Grant and Robert to Billtrust,” Rajasekar said. “As experienced executive leaders with proven track records of success, Grant and Bob accelerate our ability to create extraordinary outcomes for our customers as we help them digitize their order-to-cash process.”

Robert Purcell.
Grant Johnson. (Photos courtesy Billtrust)

Johnson is a seasoned CMO with a proven track record of more than doubling revenues, scaling businesses, building high-performance teams and transforming global companies from growth stage to multihundred-million-dollar enterprises, including Emburse, Cylance, Kofax and Pegasystems. He has been a key member of executive teams, helping integrate more than 20 acquisitions and fostering liquidity events valued at more than $10 billion. With expertise across the entire marketing spectrum, including brand, channel, customer, demand, digital, product, operations, social and web marketing, Johnson is passionate about developing talent and helping others achieve.

An experienced CFO and operational executive, Purcell has led, completed and integrated business and portfolio acquisitions, led IPO readiness activities, completed two debt-for-equity exchanges and refinanced several rounds of debt, all of which contributed to material growth in firm value. Previously, Purcell was the CFO at Talend, a global software technology firm owned by Thoma Bravo. Prior to Talend, he was payments CFO at Paysafe and was instrumental in the 2018 $1 billion sale of iPayment to Paysafe, a portfolio company of Blackstone and CVC. He was named “CFO of the Year” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal and was a nominee for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.