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Deputy Elevates Executive Team with Key Strategic Appointments

Deputy Elevates Executive Team with Key Strategic Appointments

For Strategic Finance & Operations and Global Marketing

SYDNEY, 27 March 2024 - Deputy, the global people platform for hourly work, is pleased to announce the appointments of Alla MacDonald as Senior Vice President of Strategic Finance and Operations and Keshila Vallot Shannon as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing.

With her extensive experience leading finance teams across the tech industry, Alla MacDonald is set to refine Deputy’s financial strategies and ensure its sustained expansion. She brings to Deputy over two decades of finance leadership within the technology sector, having played pivotal roles at Modern Health, Automation Anywhere, Docusign, and Intuit. 

Her expertise spans financial planning, risk management, and optimising capital structures, which are essential for guiding Deputy through its upcoming phases of growth. "Alla's exceptional track record of supporting go-to-market strategies and her deep understanding of global finance operations will be invaluable as we look to expand our reach and further solidify our market position," said Silvija Martincevic, CEO of Deputy. "Her strategic vision and proven ability to drive financial excellence align perfectly with Deputy's ambitions for growth and innovation as we continue to scale and achieve our goals.”

Keshila (Kesh) Vallot Shannon, with a rich marketing and brand development background, also joins Deputy to lead its global marketing efforts. Shannon's previous roles have seen her spearheading marketing initiatives that significantly enhanced brand visibility and market penetration for companies like Lever, Taleo/Oracle, and Fitbit. Deputy’s CRO, Jaimie Buss, expressed excitement about Shannon’s appointment: "Kesh's dynamic approach to marketing and her proven ability to craft compelling narratives that drive engagement and growth is exactly what Deputy needs. Her extensive experience in leading high-performance teams and her innovative outlook on brand development will play a crucial role in our efforts to capture new markets and audiences."

MacDonald and Shannon are excited to leverage their expertise to fuel Deputy's global expansion — as we usher in the decade of the hourly worker.

Alla MacDonald 

"My experience has taught me the value of collaboration and building strong, data-driven teams. I can't wait to work with the talented individuals at Deputy to further build corporate  strategy, and create significant global impact for hourly workers all over the globe.” 

Keshila (Kesh) Vallot Shannon

"I look forward to leveraging my experience to elevate the brand further and connect with our audiences in impactful ways. I am passionate about making a difference, not just within the company but also in the communities we serve. I can't wait to start on this new chapter, driving Deputy's global marketing initiatives to new heights."

About Deputy

Deputy is the global people platform for hourly work. Its intuitive software strengthens employer-employee connections, streamlines compliance obligations, and revolutionizes how hourly workers and businesses operate together, creating workplaces that thrive. 

Over 330,000 workplaces use Deputy to create better work-life experiences for 1.4 million scheduled workers globally. Visit, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, the App Store or Google Play for more information.

Mat Beeche
Mat Beeche Global Strategic Communications Director

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