I am proud to announce that Chaser's Chief Executive Officer, Sonia Dorais, has been recognised in The Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of Europe for 2022, by the Financial Technology Report. Emerging from a steeply competitive shortlist, Sonia was scored in the Top 3 by a panel of judges across the criteria of growth, leadership, and making invaluable contributions to their companies.
This recognition is a testament to Sonia's inspiring leadership, spearheading a "people first" culture, whilst taking the business through significant change and a shift to remote working, which has lead to the outstanding results the company has been able to achieve since her inception as CEO.
Out of scores of nominees, The Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of Europe for 2022 were selected for their proven ability to lead others, their deep expertise in their sector, and their measurable impact on the overall fintech sector. These women have made invaluable contributions to their companies that have in turn been able to thrive in the competitive, rapidly advancing digital financial space in Europe and around the world.
For example, under Sonia's leadership, Chaser recently reached the milestone of helping businesses across the globe chase and recover over 10 billion USD in late payments.
This year’s awardees represent some of the most accomplished women leading organizations and teams across various segments of the financial technology sector. As finance continues its rapid transition into a digital experience, these executives and their companies remain at the forefront driving towards more efficient solutions across global payments, money management, cryptocurrency exchange, cloud banking, big data management, and a number of other areas.
The Financial Technology Report
Sonia Dorais - Top 3 Women Leaders in Financial Technology
Sonia originally joined Chaser as Head of Marketing in February 2020. In July of the same year, Sonia was appointed to step in as Interim CEO, and was voted in as CEO in January 2021.
As a result of Sonia's leadership and new strategic direction for Chaser throughout the first year of her appointment as CEO, company revenues increased by 103%, and the business’ total addressable market increased by 700%. An overview of her first year as CEO can be reviewed here.
Tackling these late payments is essential, as the average business is owed $300,000 in late payments, and 89% of businesses feel these late payments are preventing their business’ growth (QuickBooks).
Through Sonia’s vision at Chaser, thousands of businesses around the world have been able to reduce late payments and focus on their business growth. Chaser’s vision is to create a world where all businesses have the confidence they will get paid for their work, and under Sonia's lead, Chaser has helped businesses worldwide chase and recover over $10 billion in late payments.
Prior to this role, Sonia led the growth of numerous fintechs in Canada and the U.K. that specialized in digitization and automation of finance and accounting tasks and functions. With nearly 20 years’ experience in fast-growing businesses, she is driven by a passion for helping people and businesses reach their full potential.
Sonia has been recognized for her accomplishments by being shortlisted for CEO of the Year (Management Today Inspiring Women in Business Awards, 2021). Previously, she worked as CMO at cap table and ESOP software Capdesk and was CMO for spend management platform Compleat Software.
I am delighted to see Sonia's inspiring leadership recognised by this award and ask that you please join me in celebrating!
Congratulations to Sonia Dorais, who has been recognised as Women Leader in Financial Technology Europe 2022, by the Financial Technology Report