SAN FRANCISCO – April 25, 2013 – Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, has hired Francoise Brougher. As Square’s Business Lead, Brougher will oversee the company’s growth operations including revenue products, international expansion, customer support, and partnerships. She was most recently the Vice President of SMB Global Sales and Operations at Google, where she led global teams in charge of acquiring, growing, and retaining small advertisers.
“Simple technologies have an outsized impact when they are made available to everyone,” said Brougher. “I love helping small businesses around the world find the tools they need to grow and be successful, so I’m thrilled to join Square which has made this its mission. I am very grateful to my colleagues and friends at Google for what we’ve achieved together.”
“Francoise is a perfect fit for Square,” said Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square. “Her accomplishments in growing and managing large, global teams, and her focus on building simple, scalable solutions that empower millions of people, will have a huge impact on our company and our customers.”
Prior to joining Google, Brougher served as Vice President of Business Strategy at Charles Schwab & Co. for five years, and from 1998–2000 as the Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Gem Pearl Corporation. She also was a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Europe and the US, and early in her career worked in manufacturing for L’Oreal in Japan. Brougher earned a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1994, and a Masters in Engineering from Institut Catholique d’Arts et Metiers in France. She joined the board of Sodexo S.A., the global food services and facility management company, in January 2012.
Square’s recent growth has been fueled by international expansion and increased adoption by brick and mortar merchants. In Canada, Square’s first market outside the US, gross payment volume over the first six months is 90% higher per capita than it was in the US at the equivalent point in time.
About Square, Inc.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square Reader allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for a low transaction rate of 2.75 percent per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square Register serves as a full point-of-sale system for businesses to accept payments, manage items, and share menu and location information. Square Wallet, available in the US, is the most seamless way to pay, enabling individuals to pay at their favorite local businesses, discover new ones nearby, explore menu listings, and store receipts. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the U.S. and Canada. More information is available at squareup.com.