Global embedded finance platform Railsbank has appointed Stuart Gregory as chief product officer.

Gregory joins from Wise, where he was managing director of Wise business and Wise platform. Over the last five years he built, launched and scaled the business propositions to represent 20% of Wise at its recent £9 billion listing. 

He hired and led the business product and sales teams, as well as supporting other areas including customer support and product risk.

Prior to Wise he was VP product at Paysafe Group and responsible for all consumer products, representing €100 million of revenue. Before that he was VP head of Visa checkout product development at Visa Europe. 

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Stuart to the team and he has already made a significant contribution at what is a very exciting time for us,” said co-founder and CEO Nigel Verdon. 

“We value his insights, knowledge and experience of scaling a business which will be of benefit to both our customers and the Railsbank team. Railsbank continues to rapidly expand and Stuart will play a leading role in our future ambitions.”

Gregory added: “Embedded finance is a huge opportunity. It finally moves us beyond stand-alone financial services, and brings them directly into the context of our relationships with people and brands. 

“I’ve been watching Railsbank closely for a few years, as I think they uniquely have the vision to solve this both globally and in a fundamental way. I’m excited to join and see the next generation of experiences that we’re going to design and enable with our partners.”

Railsbank is headquartered in the UK and has offices in Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Australia, the US, Germany and Lithuania.