RALEIGH – Sean Fitzgerald, a veteran startup executive, is the new CEO at home care automation app at Savii Care.

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The company’s co-founder, Michelle Harper, is stepping aside and taking on a new role.

“Three and a half years ago we founded Savii to address a huge need in the home care agency market,” said Harper, who becomes Chief Product Officer, “our next phase of growth calls for experienced executives with proven leadership skills. Our investors and I are ecstatic that both Sean and Dennis see the value and momentum in Savii, and want to be part of leading our continued expansion as we strengthen our leadership position in the home care agency software market.”

As part of the changes, Savii also closed on new financing, the amount of which was not disclosed.

Savii is backed by Cary-based Cofounders Capital, which is led by serial investor David Gardner. Other unidentified existing and new investors also participated in the round.

In an SEC filing, Savii disclosed raising more than $400,000 in December. A year earlier, the startup raised nearly$2 million.

Fitzgerald also joins Savii’s board.

“I feel privileged to join Savii, and I am very bullish on the runway we have in front of us,” said Fitzgerald in the announcement. “Savii was the pioneering mobile-first technology in the home care software market, and a true disruptor and innovator. Customers value Savii’s workflow automation platform for its ease-of-use and leading customer experience. As home care agencies continue to migrate from paper and legacy software providers, to technology built for the future, Savii is positioned to be the top solution in this rapidly growing market.”

In another leadership move, Savii named David Robinson as chief technology officer

Fitzgerald was most recently Chief Operating Officer and CFO of The GenSight Group, a leading Strategic Portfolio Management and workflow SaaS software solution. He earlier was Executive Vice President of leading education technology innovator, EverFi, which Savii notes is backed by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and Twitter founder Evan Williams.

Before his EverFi, Fitzgerald was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers and Vice President at Bank of America.

Robinson was a Principal Engineer at Itron Inc. and also Lead Developer at LMG Holdings.