AvidXchange announces Board Additions and Transitions

--Pre-IPO investors and current Board members Matthew Harris and Wendy Murdock to transition out --Tech and software business scaling executives Arthur J. Rubado and Oni Chukwu are two new additions to the Board
GlobeNewswireMarch 27, 20245 min

AvidXchange Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of accounts payable (AP) automation software and payment solutions for middle market businesses and their suppliers, announced the appointment of two new Board members – Oni Chukwu and Arthur J. (“A.J.”) Rubado. Mr. Chukwu was elected by the Board to serve as a Class I director of the Company effective upon the resignation of Ms. Murdock. Mr. Rubado was elected by the Board to serve as Class III director of the Company effective upon the resignation of Mr. Harris. Messrs. Chukwu’s and Rubado’s terms will expire at the annual meeting of the Company’s stockholders to be held in 2025 and 2024, respectively. The appointments maintain the number of directors at nine, eight of whom are independent.

Both Messrs. Rubado and Chukwu bring decades of combined strategic, operational and financial expertise spanning both public and private-equity owned software and payments companies at various stages of their corporate lifecycles.

“I am thrilled to have Oni and AJ join our Board of Directors. Given their diverse backgrounds and skill-sets in building companies at-scale within the tech and payments landscape, as well as other industries both domestically and internationally, they bring the right industry, strategy and leadership perspectives as we scale the business to be a $1 billion company, our next big milestone of growth and a target we set out during our 2023 Investor Day,” stated Michael S. Praeger, Chairman and Chief Executive of AvidXchange Holdings.

Among his decades of experience in leadership roles as director, chief executive officer and finance leader across companies and industries, Mr. Chukwu currently serves on the board of directors of Invatron Systems Corp. (a Tailwind Capital company) since July 2020, Opus Agency (an ABRY Partners company) since January 2021, and Pole Star Space Applications Limited since April 2021. Previously, Mr. Chukwu served as Chair of the board of directors of Exago Inc. from 2016 until its sale to Insight Software in October 2021 and also served on the board of directors of Paya (formerly traded on the NASDAQ as “PAYA”) from April 2021 through June 2023. From 2013 to 2020, Mr. Chukwu was the Chief Executive Officer of Aventri, a cloud-based enterprise Event Management Software. Mr. Chukwu was an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Triple Point Technology, an enterprise software company, from 2006 to 2013. In addition, Mr. Chukwu served as the Chief Financial Officer of Healthcare Software Synergies before it was acquired by United Healthcare, and at LexBridge Corporation, before it was acquired by PKS. Mr. Chukwu attended the University of New Haven, where he earned an MBA and received an honorary Ph.D. in Business Administration.

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