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Dext appoints experienced C-suite innovator to executive team

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He joins as chief product and technology officer at the firm after spending almost seven years at Epicor Software.

By Josh Needs 9 minute read

Dext has appointed former chief innovation officer at technology and enterprise resource planning vendor Epicor Software, Stephen Edginton, to its executive team in the role of chief product and technology officer. 

Dext CEO Sabby Gill said Mr Edginton would bring crucial experience to the firm as it looked to further improve its AI functions. 

“We’re very pleased to welcome Stephen to the Dext team,” said Mr Gill. 

“Stephen has a wealth of experience in reimagining products and transforming them into world class solutions that drive value for customers.” 

“He adds great experience to the Dext leadership team, and we look forward to continuing on this journey with him.” 

Mr Edginton said he was excited by the move to Dext, particularly with its AI capabilities already being explored. 

“Many companies talk about AI but very few have applied AI to real world problems effectively at scale,” he said. 

“Dext has, with world class extraction and accuracy. We process over 250 million receipts, invoices and bank statements to automate and simplify accounting for business.” 

“I believe Dext has immense potential and I look forward to working with our team to help all the businesses, accountants and bookkeepers we empower to do more.” 

The firm said Mr Edginton would be responsible for interpreting customer and business needs and shaping the requirements of its technology and product vision. 

In his previous role, he was in charge of several transformational initiatives from cloud migration, automation, integration, research and strategy. 

He said with his background of having worked with several businesses all around the globe he was looking forward to getting started at Dext. 

“My view of entrepreneurship was formed at an early age as I bootstrapped a business while studying computer science,” said Mr Edginton. 

“I was fortunate to work with businesses across industries from solopreneurs to some of the largest on the planet across geographies to leverage technology to do more, AI is the next unlock for business and it’s an exciting time to be at Dext.”

Started in 2010 as Receipt Bank around a kitchen table, Dext has now grown to have more than 450 employees in offices throughout the world, providing systems that improve financial data workflow processes for accountants, bookkeepers and businesses globally. 

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Josh Needs

Josh Needs

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Josh Needs is a journalist at Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, which are the leading sources of news, strategy, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Josh studied journalism at the University of NSW and previously wrote news, feature articles and video reviews for Unsealed 4x4, a specialist offroad motoring website. Since joining the Momentum Media Team in 2022, Josh has written for Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser.

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