FinTech People Moves Q1 2016

By Matthew Parker on 4th April 2016

P2P/Marketplace Lending

We are happy to announce our first in a series of People Moves in FinTech. Below represents a snapshot of some high-profile leadership moves that have taken place across the broader FinTech landscape since the start of the year, both in high-growth SMEs and established businesses. We look forward to providing this valuable insight on a quarterly basis. From just this summary, it is interesting to see the mix of moves from well-known digital businesses and Financial Services into FinTech.


*these are not necessarily  placements facilitated by Princedale, but a holistic view across the digital talent marketplace

Angela Yotov              x Barclays, Joins Ratesetter as Head of Legal

Ben Brabyn                 x UKTI, Joins Level39 as Head of Level39

Ben Sanders               x WorldPay, Joins Pockit as COO

Carl Schieble              x Moneygram, Joins Ennet as COO

Dan Huddart              x RSA, Joins Avantia as Chief Technology Officer

Darren Schindler        x Metro Bank, Joins Property Moose as Executive Chairman

Darryl Bowman          x Wonga, Joins Funding Circle as Chief Marketing Officer

Derek White              x Barclays Bank, Joins BBVA as Global Head of Customer Solutions

Faisal Galaria             x Alvarez & Marsal, Joins Octopus Ventures as Entreprenuer in Residence

Gareth Griffiths         x ASAP54, Joins Property Partner as VP Marketing

Han Veldwijk              x MyOrder, Joins Lloyds as Head of FinTech discovery

Jalin Somayia             x Property Partners, Joins Pockit as interim CMO

James Wise                Balderton, Promoted to Partner at Balderton

Jim Gunner                x HSBC, Joins Ratesetter as NED and Chair of Risk Committee

Jo Benton                  x Gain Capital, Joins Saxo Capital as Head of Marketing and PR

Jorg Asmussen          x European Central Bank, Joins FundingCircle as Non-Executive Board

Kevin McQuillan        x, Joins Aviva Director of Customer Experience

Laurent Le Moal        x PayPal, Joins PayU as CEO

Marieke Flament       x, Joins Circle as MD Europe

Mark weedon            x MSCI, joins Property Partner as Head of Institutional Development

Matt Macri-Waller     Benefex, Joins SalaryFinance as Member of Advisory Board

Niall Wass                  x Uber, Joins Atomico as Entrepreneur in Residence

Nick Mcauliffe           x Shawbrook, Joins Wellesley as Managing Director

Nigel Wilkinson         x HSBC, Joins Ratesetter as Head of Commercial Credit

Nils Aden                  x Unibet, Joins CurrencyFair as CMO

Paul Marston             x Secure Trust Bank, Joins Ratesetter as head of SME lending

Paul Muhr                  x Citi, Joins Finstar Financial Group as Director Capital Markets

Phil Marsland             x Lloyds, Joins Arrow Global as Chief Operating Officer

Rob Moffat                 Balderton, Promoted to Partner at Balderton

Ruth Pearson              x Simmons & Simmons, Joins Lendinvest as Legal Council

Sam Diamond             x Shopa, Joins Azimo as Head of Marketing

Seema Desai               x GSMA, Joins Zopa as Head of Product

Simon Veinguard        x Hailo, Joins Travelex as Global Head of Digital

Steve Dukes               x Wonga, Joins Dollar Financial as Chief Product Officer

Susanne Chisti            FinTech Circle, Joins JustLoans Group as Non-Executive Director

Vipul Chhabra            x Barclaycard, Joins Funding Circle as Global Head of Customer Analytics

If you would like to let us know about a recent hire, if we can assist you with your leadership hiring needs or if you would like advice, please contact our FinTech consultant.

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