Career CFO with more than 30 years C-Suite leadership experience, Adler joins Upflex to drive next phase of growth.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK—January 11, 2023—Upflex, the premier global provider of hybrid workspace solutions, today announced the appointment of Steven Adler as Chief Financial Officer. Adler will oversee Upflex’s cash management, operational metrics, financial planning, analyzing the company’s financial strengths and challenges as the company progresses through this next critical stage of growth.
The appointment comes on the heels of a momentous year for the fast-growth PropTech company. In 2022, Upflex grew its client base by 400% and more than doubled the size of its global flexible space network. Early in 2022, the company closed a $30 million Series A raise and announced an exclusive strategic partnership with leading flexible space provider WeWork.
“I am thrilled to welcome Steven to our team,” said Upflex CEO and cofounder Christophe Garnier. “As we help employers modernize their office strategies and cut their real estate costs — so, in challenging financial conditions, they can keep their talent — it’s our responsibility to our clients around the world to continue to grow and expand our solutions and data offerings to make flexible work more sustainable. We continue to see unwavering demand for modern, sustainable workplace solutions — especially internationally, in the UK and EU markets, for example — and Steven has the deep experience and pragmatic expertise necessary to drive Upflex’s next stage of growth as we continue to expand our EMEA and global presence and serve that need.”
Adler joins Upflex with more than three decades of experience leading financial and growth strategy for startups across sectors, helping companies grow globally and realize dominant roles in their industries.
Adler was previously at Remesh, where he served as CFO for two and a half years. Prior to Remesh, he was CFO at PatchMaster, Passbase, Parrable, CoreOS, Hightower, Tradehill and a number of other high-growth, early-stage companies.
“This company is uniquely positioned to be the company for flexible office space,” Adler said. “Somebody’s got to win — and Upflex has done a phenomenal job of creating an amazing platform that serves the brokers, the landlords and the clients, positioning itself as a dominant player in the industry in just a short time. Continuing to mature its financial strategy will really take this company to the next level.”
Upflex was founded in 2018 by Garnier and CPO Ginger Dhaliwal. Today, global corporations including Willis Towers Watson, HH Global and Schneider Electric and leading tech firms including Snowflake, Alation and Gympass leverage Upflex’s technology and solutions to facilitate their hybrid workplace strategies. Upflex also powers the flex space platforms of major brokerages including Colliers Mobility Pass and Newmark Optality.
About Upflex: Upflex (upflex.com) is a powerful workplace platform bringing together people, places, and data to deliver the right spaces for forward-thinking companies and today’s top talent. The company was founded in 2018 as a coworking network and booking platform. In early 2022, Upflex raised $30 million in Series A funding and forged a strategic partnership with WeWork. The team is continuing to expand its operations globally, leading with EMEA, to serve its international client base. Today, some of the world’s most widely recognized Fortune 500 companies leverage Upflex’s solutions and space network to power their future-forward flexible workplaces and reduce their environmental footprint.