Avarni strengthens leadership team appointing seasoned Chief Commercial Officer and Chairman 

SYDNEY, Australia: 15 February 2023 Leading decarbonisation platform, Avarni, today announced the appointment of David Payne as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Daniel Jarosch as Chairman to its Board of Directors. The appointments follow a period of extensive growth for Avarni,  completing a $2.5 million extension round at the end of last year with support from returning investor Main Sequence and new investors Sprint Ventures and AfterWork Ventures. 

David Payne is an enterprise software and cloud computing executive with more than 20 years of experience across  Asia Pacific and the US.   As CCO, he will work closely with Avarni’s co-founding team, Misha Cajic and Anuj Paudel, to expand Avarni’s global footprint, market reach, and community of professional services partners.

Before joining  Avarni, David was Managing Director at PwC Cloud & Digital, advising clients on the transformation of finance, HR, procurement, and supply chain operations enabled by technology.  He previously held leadership roles at Amazon Web Services in Singapore and SAP in Silicon Valley.

“Avarni’s customers and partners are going beyond good intentions on climate change.  They’re transforming their supply chains through Avarni’s applied AI to reduce Scope 3 emissions and address one of the greatest challenges of our time, ” says David Payne, Avarni Chief Commercial Officer.  “I’m looking forward to working with purpose-driven and passionate leaders, helping organisations achieve their net zero goals and creating global growth opportunities for Avarni.”

Daniel Jarosch joins Avarni’s board as Chair, bringing over twenty years of business experience founding and scaling multiple businesses like Marley Spoon Australia, Spreets and StyleTread. Daniel also spent significant time with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as Managing Director and Partner, holding several regional positions including APAC Lead for GreenVentures, DV Consumer Practice and DV Energy Practice.

An active venture capital investor with deep connections to the Australian and European startup venture ecosystem, Daniel joins Avarni as an experienced Chair, providing strategic leadership and operations guidance as the company enters its next growth phase.

Misha Cajic, Avarni Co-CEO and Co-Founder says, “The appointment of David and Daniel marks a significant milestone in Avarni’s business journey. By working with some of Australia’s most seasoned business developers and executives with a sound knowledge of the global startup ecosystem, we’ll continue to expand and take our platform to the next level and make Avarni the decarbonisation tool of choice both on local soil and abroad.”


About Avarni

Avarni is a decarbonisation platform helping companies achieve their net-zero targets. Driven by AI and the power of a global supplier network, Avarni cuts measurement, hotspot identification, and planning from months down to days, helping companies quickly understand and address their emissions exposure to make a real decarbonisation impact. The Avarni platform has analysed more than $1.58 trillion worth of data across 311,000 suppliers spanning hundreds of industries and has now identified more than 487 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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