SaaS app platform Poq has announced the promotion of Jay Johnston to the role of CEO. Formerly the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Johnston succeeds Poq co-founder Øyvind Henriksen, who will become Senior Vice President of Product Strategy. Mr. Johnston will also join the Poq board, along with Chief Financial Officer Euan Menzies.
"Jay is a leader in every sense of the term, and has done a great job in the executive team ever since he joined Poq. I'm delighted that he's now stepping up to take the reins of the company," said Mr. Henriksen. "Jay also has a strong understanding of the entire business, is loved by the team and well respected by our clients. Moreover, Poq is in an excellent position to capitalise on the accelerated growth of ecommerce and, with his leadership, we can rise to the occasion and importantly help our clients seize the opportunities ahead."
Mr. Johnston has more than 25 years of tech experience, and has been with Poq since joining as CTO in 2018. He has also held technology leadership roles with Immerse, Spotlight, MySkillz and Metro International.
"I am both delighted and humbled to accept the role and the responsibility of leading the great team we have at Poq,” said Mr. Johnston. We achieved much to be proud of in 2020, and the scene is set for an even more exciting and ambitious year in 2021. I look forward to building on these strong foundations in order to create a clear framework for the company's vision, plan, targets and accountabilities that will capture our growing ambitions and harness the opportunity to further grow our success in helping our clients create best-in-class mobile commerce apps."