Perkbox and Vivup hire Louis Kwakye from Reward Gateway in C-Suite hire

Louis Kwakye joins as Group Chief Revenue Officer 

Perkbox and Vivup is making its first C-Suite hire since announcing its plan to combine. Louis Kwakye will be the company’s new Group Chief Revenue Officer. He brings his market expertise and proven track record after 10 years, most recently as Commercial Director, at Reward Gateway.

Vivup is a leading provider of world-class health and wellbeing benefits, and Perkbox is an award-winning global benefits and reward platform. The combined firms are supported by a strategic majority investment from Great Hill Partners, a growth equity firm that is helping it to scale go-to-market capabilities, innovate product offerings, and accelerate organic and inorganic growth opportunities. The agreed transaction has received Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation.

Simon Moyle, Group CEO, says:

“Merging Perkbox and Vivup means we’re providing best-in-class technology and incredibly high user experiences, delivered with care. We support people like no other when it comes to wellbeing, mental health with specialist counselling, psychotherapy and employee assistance provision. We help families with child, elder and pet care. Our technology solutions are evolving with carefully considered artificial intelligence tools.

“In the new Group Chief Revenue Officer role, Lou is bringing his history of building winning teams, delivering for clients and an amazing opportunity to accelerate growth. We will demonstrate to new clients and partners why we are the best provider to support employee engagement and resilience, and existing clients will see how we will support them with new innovations and services.”

Louis Kwakye, Group Chief Revenue Officer, Perkbox and Vivup, says:

“There is so much for Perkbox and Vivup to be proud of – they’ve both challenged norms extremely well. Neither are fearful, and both totally understand their strengths. We’ve got a world champion in the making and it couldn’t be more exciting.”

Kwakye’s new role will focus on delivering company services, new products and innovations to the market, helping serve customers by ensuring teams interact with the market in the best way.

He explains: “Our customers are managing in incredibly difficult times – the cost of living, the intense competition for talent, growth expectation whilst having to consider downsizing teams. On top of this, post pandemic issues continue. These extremes are happening in working environments every day, and we want our customers to know we’re on the front line with them.”

About Perkbox 

Perkbox is the global benefits and rewards platform that allows companies to care for, connect with and celebrate their employees, no matter where they are and what they want. With over 10 years’ experience, Perkbox is trusted by thousands of companies with users across the globe. Its location agnostic globally available platform helps companies with diverse and dispersed workforces harmonise their Employee Value Proposition (EVP) — keeping each employee happy, healthy, and motivated.

About Vivup

Since 2005, Vivup has been providing world-class health and wellbeing benefits to employees across the public and private sectors while arming employers with the tools to cultivate resilient workforces, retain great staff and win the war on talent. Vivup partners with almost 4,000 clients and supports 3.3 million+ employees throughout the UK.

Vivup was awarded UK Employer of the Year at the Investors in People Awards in 2022 and won Best Supplier to Work for at the Employee Benefits Awards in 2023 and in 2024. Simon Moyle, CEO was awarded UK Leader of the Year at the Investor in People Awards in 2022 and won Scale up Entrepreneur of the Year (North East) at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2023. Vivup has also just been awarded Number One SME in the UK by Elite Business and has been featured in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024 Guide.

About Great Hill Partners

Founded in 1998, Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments in high-growth companies across the software, digital commerce, financial technology, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors. With offices in Boston and London, Great Hill has invested in more than 95 companies, establishing an extensive track record of building long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs and providing flexible resources to help middle-market companies’ scale. Great Hill has been recognized for its industry leadership, being ranked #4 in the 2023 HEC Paris-Dow Jones Mid-Market Buyout Performance Ranking on March 6, 2024, which evaluated fund performance of 632 leading private equity firms between 2010-2019. For more information, including a list of all Great Hill investments, visit www.greathillpartners.com.

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