Andy Wardle appointed CTO at Validis by La Fosse Executive

2 May 2023 by John Bridger

2 minutes (429 Words)


La Fosse is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Wardle to the position of CTO at Validis.

Validis specialises in financial data and automation solutions for banks, accounting firms, and other financial institutions. They connect to every major accounting system, enabling fast and simple access to fully standardised accounting data. Validis help these organisations to streamline their data collection and analysis, as well as generate new revenue opportunities. Backed by Pollen Street Capital, and with a view to accelerate their growth over the next three to five years, Validis required an experienced CTO with a track record in building highly scalable systems.

John Bridger and La Fosse’s expansive network of CTOs within the B2B SaaS sector, and recent prior experience in the space, enabled them to identify ideal candidates quickly and effectively, aligning both professional and cultural fit. A thorough screening and interview process ensured alignment with Validis’ needs. Successful CTO, Andy Wardle, has a background in the gaming sector and has built highly scalable platforms throughout his career.

Excited to be joining Validis, Andy said:

“I found John and the Technology practice at La Fosse to be a highly professional team to work with throughout the CTO process. There was transparency and communication from initial engagement through to offer acceptance and beyond. I received excellent briefings throughout and both follow-ups and feedback were always offered promptly and honestly.”

Stephane Besson, Chair at Validis, worked closely with John on the placement:

“John and the team at La Fosse were excellent in their support during the entire recruitment process. They demonstrated a keen understanding of our company and the requirements of the position and were thoughtful in presenting the most suitable candidates. The process was highly efficient, and communication was extremely fluid and supportive at the offer stage. We are very happy to have Andy join us to drive value in Validis. We look forward to working with La Fosse again in the future.”

John Bridger, La Fosse Executive’s Senior Search Consultant, was equally pleased with the results:

“I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Validis in their search for a new CTO, and I am delighted to see Andrew joining the business. Validis is a company that truly values technology, and I am confident that Andrew’s expertise and experience will further drive their success in the years to come. It has been a pleasure working with the team and I look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”

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