Stripe has named former Google Cloud executive Steffan Tomlinson as its chief financial officer.
Tomlinson brings more than 25 years of experience in the finance industry including Google Cloud, Palo Alto Networks and most recently data streaming specialist, Confluent. In particular, his experience scaling financial operations for high-growth companies is seen as a key driver behind the appointment as Stripe’s adoption increases among startups and large enterprises globally.
Speaking on the appointment, John Collison, cofounder and president of Stripe said: “We’ve been fortunate to grow tremendously with our users over the years, and yet when you look at how many inefficiencies still exist in online commerce, it’s clear we’re just getting started. Steffan has a strong track record of optimising the financial engines of high-growth and high-discipline organizations, and I’m looking forward to partnering with him as we help fuel the growth of our users in the years ahead.”
Tomlinson added: “Developer- and product-led businesses have been at the heart of my career since the beginning, and I’ve long been struck by Stripe’s relentless focus on its users, and the enduring business this has created. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to scale Stripe’s financial operations as the company continues to meet the evolving needs of its users.”
Stripe has been expanding its product suite recently to tackle a range of payments related issues like marketplace management, card issuance, identity verification, bank account authentication, and lending. Its products are currently being used by several global tech leaders including Amazon, Uber, BMW, Airbnb, Maersk, and Microsoft.
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