Currencycloud, the leader in providing B2B embedded cross-border solutions, has appointed Co-founder Richard Arundel as its Chief Evangelist. In this newly created global role, Arundel will champion the company’s vision for embedded finance, helping ensure the business continues to grow at pace as it targets new markets and industry segments.
Having left London to set up Currencycloud’s New York office just three years ago, Richard has been a driving force behind the company’s North America strategy and rapid expansion, signing many exciting deals in 2020, including Mercury, Radius & LendingLoop, and bringing the total client-base in the region to more than 70. He has previously held numerous client roles within the business such as Sales Director, Client Relationship Director and Vice President of Client Services. He now returns to London to take up this new position.
The role of Chief Evangelist has permeated Silicon Valley for many years, but Currencycloud is one of the first Fintechs in London to embrace this function. As a vocal ambassador for the business, Richard will evangelize the company cause both internally and externally. Sitting at the intersection between Sales, Product, and Strategy, he will challenge the business to think differently as it looks to capture new opportunities amid the growing shift to more digital and embedded payments, particularly bringing embedded solutions to unregulated financial institutions. He will also ensure the company is well-positioned in growing target markets, such as Asia.
Mike Laven, Chief Executive Officer of Currencycloud, commented: “Richard has always been ahead of the curve with trends shaping global payments, from Day zero when he co-founded Currencycloud. We are thrilled to be welcoming Richard into this new role to inspire passion in prospects, customers, and employees and bring Currencycloud’s vision and proposition for embedded finance to new markets and customers around the world.”
Richard Arundel, Chief Evangelist and Co-founder of Currencycloud commented: “We founded Currencycloud to cut the complexity and re-imagine the way money flows through the global digital economy. I am excited to champion and find new ways to realize that vision, amid the rapid transition to digital payments. I’m also tremendously proud of the team we’ve built in New York and have every confidence in our growing North American business.”
David Heitzmann, Vice President of Sales in North America, and former executive at iCIMS and Thomson Reuters will take over as General Manager of Currencycloud’s North America business.
Banks, Fintechs and businesses everywhere can make bigger, better, bolder leaps with Currencycloud.
Currencycloud gives them the capability to move money across borders, and transact globally in multiple currencies, fast. They make it easy for clients to embrace digital wallets, and even to embed finance into the core of their business – no matter what industry they’re in.
Clients can simply plug in, and they’re off – knowing that Currencycloud has taken on all the complexity of multi-currency cross-border business on their behalf.
A unique combination of expertise and industry-leading technology has allowed Currencycloud to help clients to innovate faster, to go further, to go first. Since its launch in 2012, the platform has enabled super-stratospheric start-ups and global leaders including Klarna, Revolut, Starling, and Visa to move more than $75bn to over 180 countries.
Based in London with offices across Europe, North America and Asia, Currencycloud works with partners including Visa, Dwolla, and Mambu. They are regulated in the UK, the US, Canada and the EU.