Former Salesforce exec Taal to lead UiPath EMEA business

Former Salesforce exec Taal to lead UiPath EMEA business
Renzo Taal
7 Oct, 2020

New York-based robotic process automation (RPA) software company UiPath on Tuesday said that Renzo Taal will take over the position of senior vice president and managing director for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region from October 1. 

This marks Taal’s foray into the RPA industry. He joins the company from Salesforce, where he was the senior vice president and general manager for Asia. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has held several leadership roles, with experience in leading sales, go-to-market operations and developing new markets to drive growth.

“We are thrilled to have Renzo join our team, serve our customers, and lead our EMEA region to new heights as we accelerate our leadership position as the partner of choice for C-suite leaders driving digital transformation,” Thomas Hansen, chief revenue officer at UiPath, said in a statement.

Before joining Salesforce in 2014, the Harvard Business School and Erasmus University graduate was a senior vice president at Phillips for the EMEA region, and also worked at Dell as a part of its worldwide public and large enterprise division and was a member of the global executive team.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to join UiPath during this phase of growth and development and to help the company meet the significant demand for its end-to-end hyperautomation platform,” Taal said. 

Started in 2005 by Danel Dines and Marius Tirca, the company is an RPA vendor, providing software solutions to automate business processes for organisations. It offers an end-to-end platform for hyperautomation, combining the RPA solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable organisations to scale digital business operations. The company claims to have automated millions of repetitive tasks for  over 65%  of Fortune 500 and  eight of Fortune 10 companies.        

“Hyperautomation has become a priority for companies worldwide as they look to transform themselves into modern digital enterprises,” CRO Hansen said. 

In July this year, UiPath raised $225 million at a valuation of $10.2 billion in a growth funding round, led by New York-based hedge fund Alkeon Capital Management, turning into a decacorn. Investment firms, including Accel, Coatue Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, IVP, Madrona Venture Group, Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Tiger Global and Wellington also participated in the round.