Open banking platform Yapily has appointed a chief people officer as it scales its team.

Caroline Abercrombie joins the London company, which is expanding its reach in Europe, with two decades of experience in turbocharging growth for tech startups.

Yapily recently acquired Germany’s leading open banking provider finAPI and announced multiple strategic partnerships. It says it is poised to take on the mantle as the largest open banking platform in Europe. 

Abercrombie joins from student affinity network UNiDAYS, where she spent almost two years as VP people. Prior to this, she held the role of global head of people for Verizon Digital Media Services, playing a key part of the global HR leadership team that delivered on the $4.4 billion acquisition and integration of Yahoo!

Her appointment follows the arrival of Noam Oren as chief technology officer in June.

“Open banking is a budding industry, so it is a very exciting time to be supporting a fast-growing and disruptive team like Yapily in scaling-up and realising its growth ambitions,” said Abercrombie. 

“With Yapily’s current focus on rapid growth in the continent as well as in the UK, I look forward to working with a very talented and diverse team to scale up in multiple geographies.”

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Stefano Vaccino, founder and CEO, added: “With a focus on innovation, creativity, and a people-first culture, Caroline will be a valued addition in our mission to grow high-performing teams and nurture talent. 

“As we continue to scale, her expertise will help sustainably drive our growth and support securing industry-leading talent. Our people are central to our success, and Caroline’s work in attracting and retaining top talent will be integral in Yapily’s next chapter of growth.”

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