FinTech Griffin has strengthened its executive team with a pair of hires.

Chad Ryan joins the recently authorised neobank as chief financial officer and Dora Grant as chief risk officer.

Ryan has over 15 years of experience leading finance teams in both FinTechs and traditional banks. Previously, he served as CFO for Starling International during the bank’s authorisation process in Ireland. 

He was also programme director and strategic advisor at the Scottish National Investment Bank, and Finance Director at Virgin Money. Prior to that, he held a number of director roles within the Lloyds Banking Group.

“The complexity of banking infrastructure means that Griffin’s platform is going to be a game-changer for the global fintech market. I am thrilled to be joining Griffin at a crucial time for the industry, and look forward to helping the team build momentum and achieve growth,” he said. 

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Grant joins the Griffin team with an extensive background in governance, risk management and challenger banking, and was most recently the prudential risk management subject matter expert at BDO. She has previously held CRO roles and operational risk roles at Legal and General, Barclays and Lloyds.

“It is an exciting time to join Griffin as we develop a robust BaaS platform. Griffin is developing an exceptional proposition and I look forward to working with the team to ensure that an effective risk management framework and culture are embedded in our thought process and that we deliver products and services that meet the needs of our customers,” she said.

Last year, Griffin launched its first product, Verify – an onboarding tool that automates financial crime prevention checks and allows fintechs to safely onboard new customers at scale. 

The firm says Grant is exceptionally well-positioned to ensure that strong risk management and compliance practices remain a key strategic driver as Griffin continues to grow and brings more products to market.

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