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Manchester AI firm Peak appoints to new role of chief revenue officer

Peak founder and CEO Richard Potter, LinkedIn

Manchester AI company Peak has appointed Jani Asikanius to the newly created role of chief revenue officer.

Asikanius brings over a decade of spearheading consistent revenue growth in enterprise software, most recently from his role at Finnish open source data platform company, Aiven, where he led the global revenue function to a sixfold increase in annual recurring revenue in three years at the company.

The new CRO will report to Peak’s CEO and co-founder, Richard Potter. A critical step on the scale-up’s journey, this role is responsible for all revenue driving activities with the aim of unlocking Peak’s full commercial potential.

“Peak has made tremendous progress on its scale-up journey to date and it’s exciting to be joining at a pivotal time, where alignment across sales, marketing and account management will be essential to repeatable and sustained growth,” said Asikanius.

Peak’s AI platform is used by global industry leaders including Nike, Molson Coors, PepsiCo and Sika. It optimizes inventories, pricing, and customer personalization for businesses of all sizes and is deployed in just weeks.

“We’re seeing the biggest technological advancement of a generation,” Asikanius added, “AI is transforming the world around us and organizations that adopt it will reap the rewards. Peak has an extensive market opportunity and there is a clear category to be built around AI platforms. I’ve spent a lot of time learning about Peak’s AI platform and I can confidently say that it addresses the exact pain points most businesses are suffering from on their journey to operational excellence and cost optimization.”

Potter added, “As Peak enters this next phase of growth, a revenue leader with a proven track record in scaling software-as-a-service (SaaS) and enterprise technology is critical to achieving full commercial potential. Jani’s extensive experience supports our continued momentum towards our long-term growth strategy and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

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