London, 4th August 2022: Cashflows, the platform that makes it easy for merchants to accept payments, today announces four additions to its C-suite to drive its ambitious growth strategy, foster innovation, and build on its people-first ethos. These hires follow the appointment of Hannah Fitzsimons as CEO, as she continues to make her mark on the leadership team to facilitate Cashflows’ next phase of growth.
Camilla Sunner joins as Chief Commercial Officer with 20 years of experience as a payments, technology, and business services leader. In the fintech space, Camilla was previously on the UK Finance Board of Directors. Prior to that, she held the position of Payments Network Director at Barclaycard, where she focused on leveraging technology and services to deliver sustainable growth. As Chief Commercial Officer, Camilla will help Cashflows to maximise opportunities for further customer and partnership engagements as well as support the continued growth and profitability of the company.
Richard Wilkins joins the Cashflows team as Chief Risk Officer, leading the development of risk frameworks, policies, and procedures, particularly regarding strategic planning and new business. Richard’s 26-year career in risk management is a testament to the pride he takes in his role, where he has consistently delivered results and exceeded targets. Prior to Cashflows, Richard was the Credit, Risk, and Fraud Director at Elavon, overseeing and executing its EU Merchant Risk strategy.
June Ahi joins Cashflows as Chief People Officer. Her ‘People Strategy’ focuses on championing employee wellbeing, attracting top tier talent, continuing to drive engagement, creating learning environments for growth, and building on Cashflows’ DE&I commitments. With over 13 years of experience in the HR sector, including prior role Head of People at Bango, and a proven track record in driving employee engagement, June will build on Cashflows’ vibrant culture, and lead on ESG, driving Cashflows’ passion for a sustainable and socially and environmentally conscious approach to business.
Paul Clarke joined the team late last year, as Chief Product and Innovation Officer. Paul has a wealth of experience successfully leading product, business strategy, and innovation functions in the payments, eCommerce, and digital sectors. Prior to Cashflows, Paul held leadership positions at key payment organisations including Network International, Barclaycard, Elavon, and Worldpay. Paul works closely with Cashflows’ project delivery team to lead its product proposition, strategy, go to market and delivery functions.
These new hires will work alongside Julian Leigh, Chief Financial Officer, who joined the Cashflows team in 2018. Camilla, June, Richard, and Paul will help spearhead the company’s growth plans, fostering innovation in line with security and regulatory frameworks.
This injection of new talent follows an impressive period of growth for Cashflows, following the launch of innovative products, including its Anytime Settlement solution. The business witnessed a 50% growth in transaction value in FY22, and Cashflows is building on this momentum through these strategic hires.
Hannah Fitzsimons, CEO of Cashflows comments: “Welcoming Camilla, Richard, June, and Paul is an exciting moment for Cashflows. It is of utmost importance for leadership teams to be energetic and pragmatic, with a strong focus on the value of its people, customers and partners. These new hires cement Cashflows’ position as the payments provider of choice for SMEs, committed to delivering the highest quality service and latest technology solutions in line with UK business’ changing needs.
“The payments industry is at an inflection point, and companies like Cashflows are leading the charge by fostering innovation that gives SMEs access to the payment services they need in today’s competitive market. This leadership team is already demonstrating they have the passion and capability to shape not just the future of Cashflows, but the wider industry.”
With ambitious growth plans, Cashflows will continue to invest in new talent across various teams in the coming months.
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