Steve Canning - Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
Steve Canning is the Chief Revenue Officer at Basware and joined the company in January 2023. He is responsible for growing revenues across the business, driving partnerships with leading consultancies and coaching sales leaders. His goal is to drive value realisation and optimisation for our customers and to ensure their journey with Basware runs as smoothly as possible whilst providing the best results.
Steve is a veteran of technology sales, who is passionate about developing people, helping them to grow their skills, mentoring them throughout their careers and leading by example. He also has a significant track record of building high performing sales teams within national and international, multi-million dollar companies.
Before joining the company, Steve was the CRO at Reapit, a company within the Accel-KKR portfolio like Basware, and who market technology solutions to the estate agency business. Prior to this, he spent 2 years providing consultancy services to emerging tech companies, helping them to grow their business through sales effectiveness. Steve was also VP of Sales at GEP, who provide transformative supply chain solutions, and VP of Sales at iPipeline, a leader of solutions and services for the pensions market.
Earlier in his career, Steve was a senior leader in spend management solutions, initially at Procuri, who were acquired by Ariba in 2007, and then acquired again by SAP in 2012. During this time, he was promoted to SVP for procurement and supply chain management, due to his ability to lead the company through rapid growth and establish them as a cloud-based solutions provider throughout EMEA. Before this, Steve also worked for Oracle for 6 years, as Regional Director for their Consumer sector.
Steve lives on a farm in Norfolk with his wife of 43 years, 2 grown-up children and 5 dogs. The farm is also a nursery and the home of his daughter’s organic confetti business. He is a voracious reader, avid cinemagoer, and passionate music-fan. He is also a proud Liverpool FC season ticket holder and tries to support their matches as often as he can.