Checkout.com picks ex-Twilio and WeWork execs as new technology and revenue chiefs

By Oliver Smith on Tuesday 2 February 2021

Digital Banking

Plus a recruitment drive to made 700 new hires by the end of 2021.

Checkout.com picks ex-Twilio and WeWork execs as new technology and revenue chiefs
Image source: Ott Kaukver and Nick Worswick/Checkout.com.

Payments provider Checkout.com has made two new senior hires with the addition of Ott Kaukver and Nick Worswick to its C-suite.

Kaukver joins from US communications group Twilio and takes over from long-serving chief technology officer Riaz Bordie.

Worswick joins as chief revenue officer and comes from WeWork where he spent four years driving the co-working group’s sales.

Checkout.com’s CEO and founder Guillaume Pousaz described the duo as “two world-class technology leaders” and said that the hires “bring unrivalled experience in scaling and building functions that will unlock our next phase of product and operational growth.”

“I’ve been humbled and inspired by their wealth of knowledge, earned by serving as leaders at some of the most dynamic technology companies and look forward to our partnership.”

Checkout.com also announced a recruitment drive to hire 700 people during 2021, taking its global workforce to around 1,700 across 17 international offices.

In January Checkout.com became Europe’s most valuable fintech again, hitting a $15bn valuation on the back of a $450m funding round from Tiger Global Management, Greenoaks Capital and a host of existing investors.

Last year the fintech said it saw its revenues nearly doubled, helped by the online shopping boom triggered by Covid-19, jumping up by 96 per cent to over $146m up from just under $75m the year before.

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