Currency Cloud, the international Payments Engine behind countless financial firms, announces the appointment of Fiona Tee as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Fiona brings over 30 years’ financial and commercial experience within the technology and software industries. Previous CFO roles include Mondex International, a leading early adopter of digital payments, Intelligent Environments Europe, a market leader in mobile and online banking solutions and Anite Telecoms. In addition to these roles, she spent seven years providing interim services - both CFO and FD roles - to venture backed, high-growth technology businesses, as well as having co-founded a successful technology company of her own.
Fiona is a firm believer in the role of CFO as a strategic business partner, taking each role as an opportunity to realize and promote the value of the finance function. Within her positions, she has not only taken responsibility for finance, but has taken the lead in establishing and reorganizing teams to meet the needs of the business, and drive long term strategic plans. The diversity of her work has seen her accumulate broad international experience across Europe, the US and Asia.
At Currency Cloud, Fiona will lead the international development of the four functions she oversees, finance, human resources, compliance and operations. She will support growth through proactive business partnering to enable the business’ global expansion plans, with particular focus on the US and Asia.
Mike Laven, CEO Currency Cloud comments: “Fiona will be a wonderful asset to our team and we are delighted to welcome her on board. Her wealth of experience speaks for itself, having held senior roles across a range of both enterprise and start-up businesses and she boasts a deep understanding of the payments industry. This positions her perfectly to join our senior leadership team as we move into our next phase of growth.”
On joining Currency Cloud, Fiona commented: “I am so excited to be part of the Currency Cloud team. Technology is a real passion of mine. I love the working culture, and opportunity to do things differently that come with being part of an innovative, high-growth start up. For me, the CFO role extends far beyond taking care of the numbers - I’m looking forward to working in close partnership with the strategic and commercial teams help guide Currency Cloud on its ambitious journey.”
Currencycloud‘s Payment Engine is the power inside countless businesses, driving the transformation of the global payments landscape. The company is re-imagining the way money flows through the global digital economy, allowing payment firms to remove the friction and inefficiencies of traditional cross-border payments using its flexible APIs. Launched in 2012 Currencycloud is based in London and is regulated in Europe, the USA and Canada. For more information about the company, please visit www.currencycloud.com
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