Lightspeed's board of directors appointed JP Chauvet to the role of Chief Executive Officer, on February 2, 2022.
Chauvet joined Lightspeed in October 2012 as Chief Revenue Officer and became a board member in September 2013. In April 2016, he was named President and throughout his tenure had been integral to advancing Lightspeed’s mission, including leading many of the Company’s strategic acquisitions, its listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange, and leading the launch and growth of the Lightspeed Payments platform. Chauvet has also overseen the Company’s robust customer growth worldwide.
With more than 25 years of technology leadership experience and a strategic mind to match, JP has been a key element of Lightspeed's continued growth employing close to 3,000 staff worldwide. By developing Lightspeed's go-to-market strategy and taking a more direct approach to engaging independent businesses, he has helped equip hundreds of thousands of retail and hospitality customer locations worldwide with cutting-edge technology.
Lightspeed is now the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale and provide exceptional customer experiences.
Prior to joining Lightspeed, Chauvet held various leadership positions at Atex Group across Europe and Asia where his last role was CEO, EMEA. Prior to Joining Atex, Mr. Chauvet was the VP, Sales and Marketing of Nstein Technologies and from 2000 to 2005, he was the VP, Sales and Marketing of IXIASOFT Technologies Inc.