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Beanworks Appoints New President

December 15, 2017

Vancouver, BC, December 15, 2017 — Today, Beanworks Solutions Inc. proudly announced the appointment of Karim Ben-Jaafar as the company’s President. Ben-Jaafar joined Beanworks in April as the Chief Growth Officer, and has helped it flourish into a high-growth technology firm (named #12 of the 100 fastest growing companies in B.C. by Business In Vancouver). Since his arrival, Beanworks has seen its customer base triple, workforce double and proudly boasts a 40% female workforce — with a goal to reach 50% in 2018.

“The appointment of Karim to President is an important milestone for our company,” said CEO Catherine Dahl. “His passion and dedication to our long-term strategic goals have been significant to our meteoric growth this past year. We look forward to continued growth with Karim at the helm of our progress.”

Ben-Jaafar is a fixture in the Vancouver tech startup community and has spent the past 15 years investing in or building the growth and operational engines of early to mid stage firms. He is a frequent speaker at tech events, guest lectures on entrepreneurship at the SFU Beedie School of Business and teaches formally at BC Tech.

“Joining the Beanworks team was an easy decision once I got to know the product and people,” says Karim. “Catherine has spent the past five years listening to her customers and painstakingly building a product miles ahead of anything else in the AP space. What really sealed the deal for me was talking to customers and hearing their stories on how much they love the solution and would enthusiastically recommend it to any accounting team struggling with accounting automation. Catherine and her co-founders built a beloved boutique firm with a highly differentiated product — so as a growth guy I knew it was time to scale.”

Under his guidance, Beanworks will continue to evolve the product and rapidly expand market share. From Purchase Order to Payments, Beanworks is an Accounts Payable solution which brings the best in workflow automation to mid-sized businesses. “Just as Excel is an essential tool for accountants,” Karim summarizes, “Beanworks is the essential tool for accounting teams. Our goal now is to put this essential tool in front of those teams, so they can get away from antiquated paper processes and focus on what they are actually passionate about.”

About Beanworks Solutions Inc.
Beanworks integrates with your accounting software for accounts payable automation that is simple and delightful. For more information on how to save time and focus on what matters most to you, please visit

Twitter: @BeanworksAP
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For more information please contact:
Melissa Durrell, Durrell Communications, at or 519-500-4408.

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