Focuses on taking the company from start-up to scale-up across Asia Pacific, with a global remit for growth.
Singapore, 9th October 2018 — Peoplewave, Asia’s leading HR software company powered by blockchain technology, has today announced Matthew Streeton as Chief Operating Officer. This role was created to lead Peoplewave’s international expansion while providing a deep level of operational excellence as the company moves from a start-up to a scale-up in the Asia Pacific region.
Matthew is a business leader with over 30 years’ experience, working across six countries. His experience includes twelve years as an accomplished UK diplomat, navigating challenging relationships and diverse political environments. After leaving the diplomatic service, he became an entrepreneur, then a banker, then finally moved into the Human Resources field where he rose to become the recognised business leader he is today.
Having lived and operated across many countries, he’s developed an excellent understanding of working with people of different backgrounds and experiences. Right before joining Peoplewave, Matthew was the Regional Managing Director of an award-winning recruitment company in Singapore, responsible for talent acquisition and recruitment across the Asia Pacific region. He sits on the General Committee of the Singapore Cricket Club and, until recently, was on the Singapore Committee of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). In this role, he advised the Singapore Government on people management and recruitment industry matters.
On joining Peoplewave, Matthew Streeton, COO, said, “Peoplewave is changing the way in which employees engage with their employers and manage their data. It is market changing. It’s exciting and I’m really pleased to be part of the team.”
In appointing Matthew, Damien Cummings, CEO, said, “Peoplewave has gone through a rollercoaster ride of triumph and extremely hard times. The company is now on a path to growth and this is why Matt’s appointment is so timely. His 30 years of experience in many different countries ideally positions us to rapidly scale, while keeping our operations efficient and scalable. I believe that Peoplewave is a billion-dollar business that just so happens to be small right now — Matt’s here to help turn that into a reality”