Bringing more BOOM! and superpowers to the Bam Boom Cloud family as CFO, is the fabulous Kirstine Archer.
Decades of finance experience? Check. Passionate about diversity, inclusion and empowering women and youth? Every day. She’s a finance genius and even better human who shares our core values of putting people and purpose over profit.
We know our fun, sometimes quirky, hard-working family isn’t for everyone. Kirstine has worked for small businesses to big companies like Price Waterhouse Coopers, Boots, Equifax and recently led Cooper Parry’s commercial finance functions. Would she really want to come help Bam Boom Cloud and other SMBs around the globe grow? Lucky for us, she did!
“You don’t often look back and regret the chances you did take; you regret the chances you didn’t take. I wasn’t going to regret this one,” says Kirstine. “Vicky and Brett are great to work with and it’s exciting to be part of the fast pace and ambitious plans for growth and acquisitions. And on a personal level, the whole culture they’ve built around giving back and encouraging us to do the same is so different. It’s one of the reasons I couldn’t say no!”
She’s Making the World a Better Place
Kirstine is a strong advocate for diversity in leadership, particularly dedicated to creating opportunities for women and young people.
One organization she loves supporting as a mentor is The Girls’ Network, a program dedicated to inspiring and empowering teenage girls from the least advantaged communities through mentorship and a network of professional female role models. Kirstine is also helping them establish a remote mentoring platform and rallying her colleagues for mentorship and corporate sponsorship.
“It’s important to give these young women strong, powerful role models so they see there are unlimited career choices available to them. Their path will not look the same as everyone else’s whether that is going to University, directly into the workforce, or starting a business. We want to build their confidence and dispel the myth that technology, science, and leadership roles are just for men.”
While many companies shy away from hiring young talent, it’s a huge part of Bam Boom Cloud’s strategy and our success. Kirstine shares our enthusiasm for nurturing our future leaders and giving them the skills and support to flourish in business and in life. She helps lead our participation in the UK’s Kickstart Scheme, a government program helping workers 16-24 at risk of long-term unemployment due to the pandemic. So far, we are proud to have welcomed two Kickstart workers to our family and look to bring on more. Our young people aren’t a risk, they are our reward!
Responsibility and Ethics Above Revenue
Being an ethical and responsible business—socially and environmentally—is a priority for our leadership team. Kirstine is excited to help Bam Boom Cloud become a Certified B Corporation. Currently, 3,500 companies in more than 70 countries have secured this designation by balancing purpose and profit, something we’ve been doing for more than 25 years.
Bam Boom Cloud is a global Microsoft Partner with a unique commitment to make technology accessible for even the smallest of businesses, give back to our communities, and have fun doing it. To learn more about us or to connect with Kirstine personally, get in touch any time.