Trade Ledger, a lending-as-a-service platform, has announced several new appointments, as well as the formation of an advisory board as it reports rapid growth. Trade Ledger says its customer base has risen by 1/3 already this year.
Trade Ledger said in a release that it had made several new leadership appointments and expects to significantly increase its headcount this year as growth in Europe and Asia continues.
Paul Carmichael, previously Head of Sales in APAC for nCino and for Avoka, joins to lead sales in APAC.
Bakhtier Pulatov, formerly Head of New Products at Finastra, joins as Global Head of Product.
In addition, Roger Vincent, who was formerly General Manager, has been appointed as Managing Director for the UK business.
The new advisory board consists of global software and banking industry experts, including Kurt Bilafer a “recognised sales leader in the SaaS industry,” which brings experience from his time at enterprises including Amazon Pay, where he was General Manager of the Americas, and as Chief Revenue Officer at Yapstone.
Bilafer is joined on the board by Dr. Chakib Bouhdary, a long time SAP veteran who was most recently the Digital Transformation Officer. Other roles included President of Ariba and SAP Business Networks.
Conrad Ford, a Fintech founder and former CEO of Funding Options, also joins the board. Ford has been at the forefront of UK fintech for over a decade and is advising the CEO on product strategy and market fit.
Martin McCann, CEO and founder at Trade Ledger, issued the following comment on the new appointments:
“2020 has already been the most difficult year in existence for many businesses. Our focus is to enable financial institutions to support small and midmarket businesses needing credit quickly. Our clients have recognised the value that we can bring and as a result we have more than doubled our client base in the past year. We have no doubt that with advisory board’s support and the appointment of our new senior team, we will continue to thrive and build ourselves into a truly international business”