essensys plc appoints Jeremy Bernard CEO of North American business

LONDON: essensys plc, the leading global provider of mission-critical software and technology to the flexible workspace industry, announced the appointment of Jeremy Bernard as CEO of its North American business, effective immediately.

Jeremy joins the Group’s Operating Board and reports to Mark Furness, the Group’s Founder & CEO.

Jeremy will spearhead the scale up of essensys’ North American business, bringing extensive and unique experience in delivering flexible office solutions, managing real estate portfolios and scaling property technology businesses. He most recently served as the Global Head of Real Estate for Knotel, one of the world’s largest flexible office providers.

Mark Furness, CEO of essensys, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jeremy to essensys. His appointment to lead our North American business is another key milestone and further demonstrates our ambition and commitment to the industry. Jeremy’s deep experience of real estate, technology and the flexible workspace sector will prove invaluable as we look to build on our existing success in the North American market.”

Jeremy Bernard, CEO North America of essensys, said: “It is an exciting time for the flexible workspace sector. Today’s occupiers expect agile and flexible real estate products that can meet their constantly changing needs. As the market opportunity grows, providers are faced with the challenges of delivering seamless and comprehensive space-as-a-service solutions quickly and effectively.

“Software and technology are critical components of rolling out and managing these solutions. I share the ambition essensys has to solve real problems in the industry and am excited to lead the business in the region. I look forward to leveraging my knowledge of real estate, tech and the flexible workspace industry to help our customers and our business be more successful.”

In connection with the above appointment, the Remuneration Committee has agreed to grant options over 466,303 ordinary shares in the capital of the Group to Jeremy. The Options have an exercise price of 132.50 pence per share and will become exercisable at dates between 2 November 2021 and 2 November 2024.

Following this grant, the Group has a total of 3,432,544 share options outstanding, representing 6.5% of the existing issued share capital of the Group.

essensys is the leading global provider of mission-critical SaaS platforms and on-demand cloud services to the high growth flexible workspace industry. essensys’ software is specifically designed and developed to help solve the complex operational challenges faced by multi-site flexible workspace operators as they grow and scale their operations.

The Group’s technology allows operators to deliver a range of differentiated, flexible and customer-specific services to a broad base of tenants across multiple locations and helps operators to manage the cost, operational and technological challenges they typically encounter.

essensys’ two SaaS platforms, Connect and Operate, address these complex operational challenges, and reduce costs by simplifying the day-to-day management of flexible workspaces and the provision of on-demand IT, technology and infrastructure services to tenants. essensys’ platforms automate key tasks and processes and help flexible workspace providers deliver highly efficient, customer-centric workspace solutions and member experiences with enterprise class services.

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