Sep 02, 2021

Executives from Rapyd, PayPal and Goldman Sachs join Bond

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Bond has increased its industry-leading team with the addition of senior executives from Rapyd, PayPal and Goldman Sachs

Bond Financial Technologies, Inc, a leading enterprise-grade platform for embedded finance, has appointed three senior executives with years of industry expertise to fill new roles: Chief Product Officer, Chief Sales Officer, and General Counsel. 

The newly expanded team will help to accelerate the fintech platform’s growth, and scale operations to meet the explosive demand for Bond’s embedded finance solutions. 

 

Who is joining the team? 

 

Helcio Nobre is joining Bond as its first Chief Product Officer (CPO) from Rapyd, a global Fintech-as-a-Service platform, where he served as CPO scaling their product roadmap and customer adoption since their Series A. Nobre’s role at Bond is to create products that enable any company to seamlessly integrate personalised financial services into its applications and services. With 15 years of technology and fintech experience, Nobre previously held senior roles in building product teams and payment technologies at PayPal and Visa. 

Laura Kane, a fintech industry veteran with over 30 years of sales and go-to-market experience, is Bond’s first sales hire. Kane serves as Chief Sales Officer and will grow and develop the global sales team, building on Bond’s early successes. She joins from Quadpay/Zip where she was SVP of Business Development and where she built their business development and sales teams from scratch. Kane was previously Head of Large Enterprise Sales for North America at PayPal and held other senior positions at American Express, GE Capital, and Verisign. 

Sandrine Cousquer-Okasmaa is to be the General Counsel, bringing over two decades of experience to her new role. Before Bond, she was Chief Legal Officer of Imprint, a fintech startup. Prior to that, Cousquer-Okasmaa was at Goldman Sachs where she held senior legal roles at the Global Consumer Finance Business, Marcus, supporting strategic partnerships including those with Walmart, Amazon, Jetblue, and Apple. 

 

A growing team 

 

“I am so thrilled to welcome Helcio, Laura, and Sandrine to Bond to help us take the company to the next level as demand for our embedded finance solutions is skyrocketing,” said Roy Ng, CEO and Co-founder of Bond.

“.. Our mission is to enable financial inclusion across the board, and the diversity of our team enables us to create and deliver truly innovative financial products to underserved communities.”

Over the past year, Bond also brought on Chief Compliance Officer Arlene Dzurnak; VP of Engineering Ted Mao; VP of Marketing Brian Chevalier-Jordan, and Head of Customer Operations Eran Karoly

 

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