Curve hires former PayPal exec Scott Weller as its first finance boss

By Aisling Finn on Tuesday 28 July 2020

Digital Banking

Weller joins the fintech from PayPal, where he was previously finance director.

Curve hires former PayPal exec Scott Weller as its first finance boss
Image source: Scott Weller/Curve

Curve, the all-your-cards-in-one fintech, has today appointed Scott Weller as the company’s first CFO. 

Weller, who has worked across the US, Asia and Europe, was previously the head of European pricing at PayPal, supporting the company’s business development following its separation from eBay in 2015. 

Shachar Bialick, founder and CEO of Curve, said: “Scott’s experience taking teams and businesses like ours to the next level, in addition to his unique knowledge of the payments landscape, make him the ideal candidate to lead our finance function and advance Curve’s mission to converge the fragmented world of money, leading our customers to a healthier financial life.” 

The new CFO, who started his career as a private equity associate at BlackRock, will be responsible for expanding Curve’s finance function and financial planning as the fintech continues to rapidly expand its operations. 

Incoming CFO Weller said: “Curve has established a unique position in the payments space as the first fintech to develop a digital experience that runs ‘over-the-top’ of customers’ fragmented banking relationships and spending use cases.” 

“We are solving difficult challenges through real innovation and we have assembled a formidable team to realise Curve’s full potential.” 

Weller’s appointment is the latest in a string of additions to Curve’s executive team, with Eyal Goldberg being appointed to the role of VP of machine learning and Amanda Orson as the fintech’s first US boss, both in January. 

Curve also recently found itself in a sticky spot as the FCA froze troubled payment processor firm Wirecard’s UK operations. 

Despite announcing the fintech would no longer use Wirecard’s services in April, following the firm’s KPMG audit delay, a few processes had yet to be transferred over, resulting in an outage. 

The Curve team had just one hour’s notice before the shuttering of Wirecard’s operations, but managed to get its services back up and running “in just a few hours.” 

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