Boost.ai, a Norwegian conversational AI firm, recently announced the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Haywood, (pictured). He will join the team in that role since December 2022 to succeed founder and current CEO Lars Ropeid Selsås, who desires to devote more time to product development and innovation.
For the last three years, Haywood has held the role of SVP EMEA at LivePerson, where he led the strategic repositioning of the company in Europe, achieving impressive growth. Prior to LivePerson, Haywood spent eight years at Salesforce, where he headed up Service Cloud first in the UK, and then for the rest of Europe, achieving an increase of over 30% in revenue and bookings year after year.
“I am really excited and honored to join the Boost.ai team, at a time when the owners and leadership want to accelerate growth while positioning the company as a global category leader in the conversational AI space. Boost.ai is already very familiar to me. I have followed their amazing journey closely, and I am convinced that the scale up has what it needs to go all the way. Boost.ai has the best technology available and an amazing team with some of the brightest minds in the industry. I want to thank the founders, the Board of Directors and Nordic Capital for their trust. I can’t wait to meet the team across the globe and get started.”Jerry Haywood, CEO, Boost.ai