Checkout.com expands executive team as it continues rapid growth

By Aisling Finn on Friday 1 October 2021

Digital Banking

Leela Srinivasan and Kerry Van Voris have been appointed the fintech’s first chief marketing officer and chief human resources officer respectively.

Checkout.com expands executive team as it continues rapid growth
Image source: Guillaume Pousaz/Checkout.com

The world of payments exploded over the last year and a half and Checkout.com is expanding its executive team to help support its rapid growth.

Checkout.com has added Leela Srinivasan and Kerry Van Voris as its first chief marketing officer (CMO) and chief human resources officer (CHRO) respectively.

Srinivasan joins the fintech from AI platform Momentive and Van Voris joins from medtech Oscar Health.

“As consumers, we interact with eCommerce and digital payments daily without ever giving it a second thought—but behind many beloved brands, you’ll find Checkout.com's technology powering global payments,” Srinivasan said.

“The business is a true innovator, unlocking enormous value for its merchants in the digital economy. I’m delighted to join and I can't wait to work with the team on this next phase of growth.”

Checkout.com’s two new employees will be based out of the fintech’s New York office and mark an important diversity milestone for the fintech as now female executives represent 55 per cent of Checkout.com’s senior management team.

“As we continue to build the platform that powers payments for the largest enterprises globally, it's vital that we have the right executive leadership in place,” Guillaume Pousaz, CEO and founder of Checkout.com, added.

“In Kerry and Leela, we have two world-class examples. I'm excited to welcome them to the team, and to be working with them as we drive our growth at scale.”

Alongside Srinivasan and Van Voris, the fintech has also appointed Deliveroo's Pete Farr as VP People Operations, and DocuSign's Adrian Wainwright as VP Global Communications.

The new hires come just a few months after Checkout.com appointed Ott Kaukver and Nick Worswick to its C-suite, with the two executives stepping into the roles of chief technology officer and chief revenue officer respectively.

In June 2020, Checkout.com became one of the first fintechs to triple its valuation, following a $150m Series B fundraising effort.

Come January of this year, Checkout.com’s valuation had jumped from the $5.5bn it reached in June 2020, up to $15bn, nearly tripling for the second time.

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