FinGo is shaking up its executive suite with a series of new hires and internal appointments. The incoming employees are Katie Brownridge, Andy Horton, and Stephen Alale, who join the company as COO, CTO, and Head of Engineering, respectively. Dan Cox and Simon Binns, meanwhile, are staying with the company and stepping into new CFO and CCO positions.
Brownridge is expected to play a particularly prominent role as the company works to expand and find new applications for its vein ID technology. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and joins FinGo after a stint as the COO of the Ant Group payments company WorldFirst.
Horton, meanwhile, is a start-up veteran who helped launch Edge Petrol and Yoyo Wallet, serving as the founding CTO for the latter. Alale previously worked at 118 118 Money and CashPlus Bank, and will be asked to use his PSD2 expertise to integrate new identity technologies and enable a better customer experience.
“Katie, Andy and Stephen are integral additions to the company, and the wealth of fintech experience they bring with them is invaluable to us at this crucial stage of growth,” said FinGO CEO Nick Dryden. “We couldn’t be more excited to have them on board, and their expertise will help to bolster the great work already being done at FinGo, at home and globally.”
FinGo is best known for its FingoPay naked payments system, which uses finger vein biometrics to authorize financial transactions. However, the company has been exploring other use cases in the past few months. The company’s technology recently appeared in an immunity credential trial at the Warren Manor Day Care facility in Blackpool, while the city of Manchester and the government of Egypt may try to use the technology to improve public services like healthcare, housing, transportation, and education.
The new executives will work out of FinGo’s London and Manchester offices.
April 9, 2021 – by Eric Weiss