As the former head of consumer product management at Novi—Meta‘s Fintech product group—and an ex- senior product leader at SoFi and PayPal, Colbeci “brings deep crypto and fiat payments and financial services experience to Checkout.com,” according to a release.
In this new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s product management, product operations and design functions.
The news is part of the firm’s executive team expansion—including “the addition of a new CFO, CHRO, CMO, CRO and CTO this year alone” and it marks “a notable focus on the plans to continue enhancing its cloud-based service offering for enterprise-scale merchants around the world,” the announcement revealed.
Guillaume Pousaz, Founder and CEO at Checkout.com, stated:
“At our core, we are passionate about the application of emerging technologies to solve real-world opportunities for enterprise merchants. Meron’s experience as a close partner and customer at Novi—and his years with numerous other fintech leaders—means he’s well-positioned to take our product efforts to the next level. I’m excited to partner with him as we push the boundaries of what’s possible.”
Colbeci was drawn to the opportunity in part because of the company’s “continued investment in alternative payment methods and emerging digital currency technologies–as well as its unique and differentiated vision for the future,” the update noted.
“Having worked with Checkout.com before, I had a good sense of how great the technology was and how capable the team was. As I spent more time with Guillaume and the rest of the leadership team, I was inspired by the focus on building customer-first technologies that will help democratize access to the digital economy.”
Colbeci will be based at Checkout.com’s office in the San Francisco Bay Area, and plans to “relocate with his family to the center of the company’s product and development efforts in Europe over the next year,” the announcement confirmed.
As covered, Checkout.com aims to offer the fastest, most reliable payments in over 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, fraud filters and reporting via one API.
Checkout.com can accept all major international credit and debit cards, “as well as popular alternative and local payment methods.” The company launched in 2012 and now has “a team of over 1700 people across 19 offices worldwide, offering local expertise where it’s needed.”