Texthelp announces appointment of Azmat Rashid as Senior Vice President of UK and International Workplace

Announcement highlights Texthelp’s dedication to creating inclusive workplaces worldwide and reflects the company’s ambition to help one billion people understand and be understood by 2030.

ANTRIM, UK - January 23, 2024 - Today, Texthelp, a leader in literacy and inclusive technology, announced the appointment of Azmat Rashid as the Senior Vice President of Workplace Sales for the UK and International regions

Azmat, known as Az, brings to Texthelp an impressive background in SAAS (Software as a Service) sales, with experience in a wide range of industries but with a primary focus on HR related tools. His most recent role was managing the London and Paris offices for Haiilo, a German communications company. Before that, Azmat was the Global VP of Sales at Accredible, a seed-funded startup, where he guided them through their Series A funding round and grew the sales team from 4-30 people.

As the new SVP of Workplace Sales for the UK and International regions, Azmat Rashid  will play a crucial role in driving sales and profit for Texthelp. He will lead a top-tier sales team, accelerate our business growth, and expand our ability to deliver inclusive solutions to many more workplaces around the world.

"I've always been passionate about inclusive technology," said Rashid. "We’re seeing an increasing presence of neurodiversity and multilingualism in the workplace. This presents a unique opportunity for organisations to harness untapped potential. Inclusion isn't just a trend; it's an essential strategy for future-proofing our businesses. I’m excited to be joining Texthelp. Their commitment to inclusion, diversity, coupled with their progressive thinking demonstrates their dedication to creating spaces where everyone feels valued and supported."

Gus Schmedlen, Chief Revenue Officer at Texthelp, is equally enthusiastic about Azmat's appointment. "Az's background and expertise will allow us to expand our sales capabilities further than ever before. He comes to us with extensive experience and expertise that will help our growth and allow us to offer inclusive solutions to more companies in the UK and around the world."

This appointment signifies another milestone in Texthelp's ambitious journey, reinforcing its commitment to shape a future where everyone has the opportunity to understand and be understood.

About Texthelp®

Founded in 1996, the Texthelp Group is a global technology company helping people all over the world to understand and to be understood. It has led the way in creating innovative technology for the education and the workplace sectors for the last three decades.

Texthelp believes in a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. It is focused on helping all people learn, understand and communicate through the use of digital education and accessibility tools.

With over 50 million users worldwide, the Texthelp suite of products includes Read&Write, ReachDeck®, Equatio® and OrbitNote®, which work alongside existing platforms such as Microsoft Office and G-suite, enabling them to be integrated quickly into any classroom or workplace with ease. 

In 2021, Texthelp acquired the Lingit Group, Wizkids and Don Johnston Inc. By combining capabilities and knowledge across the group, Texthelp can now provide a whole suite of literacy and numeracy support to more people across the globe

For further information on behalf of Texthelp: 

Shauna Hanna

Head of Digital Content 

Email: s.hanna@texthelp.com