Appointment Door - Photo by Dima Pechurin on UnsplashDext has announced the appointment of Stephen Edginton as Chief Product and Technology Officer. Edginton will renew his working relationship with Sabby Gill, CEO of Dext; both worked at Epicor. Edginton held various senior technology roles at Epicor, including Chief Innovation Officer. He will now lead the global product and engineering teams at

While the jump from an organisation focused on the manufacturing, distribution, retail and building supply industries to one targeting Accountants is a change of focus, his experience of enabling AI in business software could take the Dext solutions to a new generation of automation. At Epicor, he also had responsibility for cloud migration, automation, integration, research and strategy.

Stephen Edginton as Chief Product and Technology Officer, Dext
Stephen Edginton as Chief Product and Technology Officer, Dext

With both Manufacturers and Accountants often seen as laggards when it comes to using technology, he should help boost this with a renewed vision and innovative product roadmap.

Sabby Gill, CEO at Dext, commented: “We’re very pleased to welcome Stephen to the Dext team. Stephen has a wealth of experience in reimagining products and transforming them into world-class solutions that drive value for customers. He adds great experience to the Dext leadership team, and we look forward to continuing on this journey with him.”

Who is Stephen Edginton?

Edginton co-founders DotnetIt, while studying and gaining a 1st from Birmingham University in Computer Science and Software Engineering. After leaving University, he helped grow the company, becoming a premier partner of Epicor before its acquisition by the global company in June 2016. At Epicor, he held several roles working in product development and strategy as Senior Director of Development, VP of Engineering Product Development and Chief Innovation Officer.

He now takes the top technology role at Dext. Based in the UK, it will mean less international travel for Edginton, and this may have been one of the lures that Gill used to gain his services. It will be interesting to see how he evolves the roadmap and what insights and ideas he can bring from other industries.

Stephen Edginton, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Dext, commented: “Many companies talk about AI but very few have applied AI to real-world problems effectively at scale. Dext has, with world-class extraction and accuracy. We process over 250 million receipts, invoices and bank statements to automate and simplify accounting for business. I believe Dext has immense potential and I look forward to working with our team to help all the businesses, accountants and bookkeepers we empower to do more.

“My view of entrepreneurship was formed at an early age as I bootstrapped a business while studying computer science. I was fortunate to work with businesses across industries from solopreneurs to some of the largest on the planet across geographies to leverage technology to do more, AI is the next unlock for business and It’s an exciting time to be at Dext,” Edginton concluded.”

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

This is a great hire for Dext. Gill has leveraged his network and appointed a proven leader that he is familiar with and has a great track record. Gill, who joined Dext in October 2022, has started building his leadership team.  The question is, who else will he bring on board?


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