Yapily appoints new COO to lead European expansion and supercharge growth

London, UK, 1 December 2020: Leading enterprise connectivity platform Yapily has today announced that Martin Threakall has joined the executive team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Martin brings over a decade’s expertise in growing payment start-up and scale-up businesses and will help lead Yapily’s European expansion and supercharge the FinTech’s growth.

The announcement comes as Yapily consolidates its position as the backbone of Open Banking across Europe, following a number of strategic partnerships in 2020, including American Express, BUX and Moneyfarm. Martin joins the team with extensive experience in enabling organisations to realise their growth potential and will help build a structural approach to lead the business to further success in 2021.

Prior to joining Yapily, Martin was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Modulr, the leading Payments as a Service API platform - where he led the various functions within operations, including Payment Operations, Compliance and Legal, Customer Services, Banking Relationships, as well as the European side of the business. Prior to this, Martin was the Vice President of Operations at Currency Cloud, the global, multi-currency account infrastructure and the Client Operations Director at WEX Europe Limited, the leading financial technology service provider.

Speaking about his appointment Martin Threakall, Chief Operating Officer for Yapily says, “I’m excited to join the team at this critical time for growth. Yapily offers market leading technology that is far ahead of its competition, which is why they are the experts when it comes to Open Banking. And as we head into 2021, I’m excited to join the team and help them continue to thrive in the next normal.”

Stefano Vaccino, Chief Executive Officer for Yapily says, “Bringing together leading experts to supercharge growth for Yapily is a top priority, which is why we are delighted to welcome Martin to the team. He joins us with a wealth of valuable experience and will help us continue to scale our business and reach our potential as we execute our European expansion goals.”

About Yapily

Yapily is an enterprise API connectivity platform, allowing companies to share financial data and access payment infrastructure. Designed and built for Open Finance, Yapily enables fairer and better financial products for everyone.

The company has raised $18.4m in funding to date, and provides infrastructure for industry leaders including American Express, Intuit Quickbooks, Moneyfarm and BUX. Headquartered in London, UK, Yapily employs over 75 people and continues to scale rapidly.


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