Who is Iceotope Technologies’ new CFO Simon Jesenko?

Following his appointment, we run down on Jesenko’s career history and plans at data centre cooling company Iceotope as its new Chief Financial Officer

A results driven CFO with extensive experience in finance and operations management within fast growing start-ups and scale-ups, Iceotope Technologies’ new CFO Simon Jesenko has a sharp focus on streamlining and automating business processes, managing financial teams and operations across multiple locations and developing and implementing effective financial strategies to support high growth and deliver value to shareholders.

Jesenko is recognised for his track record in successfully scaling fast-growing international SMEs and joins Iceotope this month from predictive maintenance specialists Senseye, where he oversaw the company’s acquisition and successful integration into Europe’s biggest industrial manufacturing company Siemens.

A transformational financial leader

While at Senseye, Simon Jesenko transformed the organisation’s finance function, focusing on SaaS-specific financial reporting and forecasting, changing pricing strategies to align with customer needs and market maturity, as well setting up the structure required for rapid international expansion and leading various funding activities  on the way towards an eventual exit.

Jesenko has more than 15 years of experience in financial leadership roles in Slovenia, Australia and the UK. Previous to this role at Senseye, Jesenko was Group Finance Director at ad tech company Flashtalking and a Financial Consultant at Smiths Detection, a threat detection and screening technologies for military, transportation, homeland security and resilience applications. 

He has also held roles such as Head of Finance at SaaS business Bigtincan and was Acting CFO at Human Capital Holdings Services. Prior to that he spent four years as Financial controller and then Finance Director at Studio Moderna.

New beginnings at Iceotope

At Iceotope - a global leader in precision liquid-cooling technology - Jesenko’s focus will be on delivering growth and financial performance to increase shareholder value and building a robust business structure to support the company’s exponential growth.

Jesenko said: “We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the market, where the pull towards liquid cooling solutions is accelerating as a result of two key factors: sustainability initiatives and regulation imposed by governments and an increase in computing power to accommodate processing-intensive applications, such as AI and advanced analytics. Iceotope’s precision liquid cooling technology is at the forefront of existing liquid cooling technologies and therefore places the company in a unique position to seize this huge opportunity.” 

David Craig, CEO at Iceotope said, “Simon is an accomplished CFO with an impressive track record of preparing the ground for corporate growth. His appointment is most welcome. He joins us at a time when the market is turning to liquid cooling to solve a wide range of challenges.

“These challenges include increasing processor output and efficiency, delivering greater data centre space optimisation and reducing the energy inefficiencies associated with air-cooling to achieve greater data centre sustainability. Simon is a dynamic and well-respected CFO, with a clear understanding of how to optimise corporate structures and empower improved financial performance company-wide through the democratisation of fiscal data."

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