sparks IPO speculation with hire of veteran public-company CFO


These are interesting times for, the Reid Hoffman-backed site that wants to be the “Amazon (s AMZN) of care.” In the last year, the company has expanded its service to more than 15 countries, acquired a few startups and raised $50 million (bringing its total raised to $111 million).

Now the company has a chief financial officer with a skillset to match. hired former iRobot (s IRBT) CFO John Leahy Tuesday. LEAHY spent nearly five years at the public company and held CFO positions at three publicly-traded companies prior to that.

Given that the company, which helps people find caregivers for children, seniors, pets and others, is doubling its revenue every year and plans for additional international and vertical expansion, CEO and founder Sheila Marcelo said she wanted a CFO with broad experience.

“It was really important for me to get a partner in crime around helping…

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