People Moves

The latest FinTech industry people moves covering changes to c-suite and executive-level job roles

1. Shawn Smith

Job From: EY Americas Financial Services Tax Managing Partner

Job To: EY Americas Financial Services Organization (FSO) Leader

Shawn Smith

“I am honored to be stepping into the role of Americas FSO Leader and excited to work with this exceptional team.”  

In this role, Shawn will be responsible for leading the 14,000-person business and driving growth across the financial services sector. He brings to EY more than 30 years of experience in financial services, having previously served in a variety of leadership positions throughout the organisation globally and within FSO. He also successfully led the tax practice unlocking new revenue streams in managed services and is recognized as an innovator in developing transformative delivery with a technology-first approach to drive growth.

2. Marco Santos

Job From: CEO Americas at GFT Technologies

Job To: CEO at GFT Technologies

Marco Santos

Marco has been with GFT since 2011, holding leadership roles overseeing operations in Brazil, Latin America, USA, and most recently as CEO of GFT Americas. This latest appointment follows the most recent appointment of Ian Oswald as Executive Director of Strategy and Offerings in March, 2024.

3. Linda Weston 

Job From: Managing Director, Head of Commercial Cards at Barclaycard Payments 

Job To: Head of Commercial Cards at Lloyds Bank 

Linda Weston

Linda’s career spans 25 years in the Cards and Payments industry and she brings extensive Cards, Product and Transformation experience from roles held at Barclaycard Payments, J.P. Morgan and RBS.  

4. George Schmidt

Job From:  Senior Vice President of Acquisition Marketing

Job To: Tide CEO UK/Europe

George Schmidt

George has played a key role in Tide’s growth in the UK, which now serves over 575,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs), more than 10% of the market.  George joins Tide India CEO, Gurjodhpal Singh as the second Regional CEO reporting to Oliver Prill.


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