London FinTech GoCardless has appointed Jolawn Victor as its chief growth officer.

Victor previously held C-suite and executive roles at PepsiCo, Headspace and most recently, Intuit, where she was vice president and country manager of Intuit UK.

Victor will lead the global ‘Growth Group’, managing a team primarily responsible for SME customer acquisition, incremental revenue growth and brand, marketing and communications.

She has more than 20 years’ experience driving transformational growth for companies across North America, Australia and Europe.

“It’s an honour to join GoCardless as the company enters an exciting and pivotal phase of growth,” said Victor. 

“From expanding our indirect channels to making GoCardless a household name in the UK and beyond, there are so many opportunities to pursue and I can’t wait to get started. 

“Throughout my career, I’ve been passionate about driving operational excellence, building high-performing teams and creating an inclusive culture. 

“I’m excited to bring this to the role at GoCardless, and to learn from the talented team as we embark on this journey together.”

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Victor’s appointment is the latest in a series of additions to the GoCardless leadership team. Last summer the fintech unicorn announced its new chief people officer and head of corporate development to accelerate its growth, followed by the appointment of ex-SAP executive Franck Cohen as its first chair of the board.

Earlier this year GoCardless announced its plans to acquire account-to-account company Nuapay, which will significantly scale its indirect channel proposition and fast-track the rollout of new disbursement capabilities. 

In addition to adding new customers and renewing strategic relationships in its core Direct Debit business, GoCardless has made strides in the open banking space, becoming an approved supplier for central and local government and the open banking payment provider for JustGiving.

Paul Stoddart, president at GoCardless, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Jolawn to our executive team. With her wide-ranging experience in tech and her expertise in growth marketing, product and international expansion, Jolawn will add strength and depth to our business as we work towards our ambitious growth goals.”

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