Checkout.com appoints CTO and CRO
Posted on February 3, 2021 by Jonathan Symcox
Checkout.com has hired a new CTO and CRO to drive global growth.
Ott Kaukver joins the London FinTech as chief technology officer while Nick Worswick is the new chief revenue officer.
Kaukver joins the business after serving as CTO at the leading cloud communication platform powerhouse Twilio, where he led the company’s engineering operations and technical architecture.
There he scaled the technology organisation to thousands and was a key executive growing the business for almost seven years.
He brings years of experience in scaling global products with an agile microservices architecture, solving complex business challenges through developer-first technology, and building deeply integrated engineering organizations.
Prior to Twilio, he was an early employee at Skype, where he launched SkypeOut and grew the business into a $1 billion product line.
“My passion is to build great products for the customers with modern technology on a global scale,” he said. “[CEO] Guillaume [Pousaz] and the Checkout.com team share this passion.
“We are building a modern cloud-based infrastructure platform for global payments that enables growth for our fast–growing customer base. I’m excited to be part of the journey and help our customers to scale.”
Checkout.com’s recent £330 million Series C funding tripled its valuation to £11 billion, making it EMEA’s most valuable venture-backed business and one of the largest FinTechs globally.
Worswick joins the business to lead this growth after four years as CRO of WeWork. During his time, he increased revenue by more than 450 per cent in four years and grew the commercial function from 80 sales and marketing professionals to over 1,200.
Prior to joining WeWork, Nick also held executive positions at GrubHub, leading a large team through its successful initial public offering in 2014.
He also held executive leadership roles at IntraLinks prior to their IPO in 2010, and Bullhorn before the acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in 2012. He brings a wealth of experience in replicable growth and global expansion in pre-IPO technology companies.
He will be based in Checkout.com’s recently announced New York office, as the company meets the growing demand of US-based merchants for high-performance domestic, international and cross-border payments.
“Enterprise merchants are demanding more from their payments providers,” he said. “They have recognised that payments can be a competitive advantage.
“Guillaume and the Checkout.com are building the payments platform that unlocks global growth. I’ve always been inspired by exceptional products that help customers grow and thrive.
“I look forward to supporting Checkout.com to achieve this next phase of growth.”