Habeeb brings years of “deep and relevant domain experience and unique product collaboration background that has become so necessary in nimble, fast-moving payments companies today.”
Before Tango Card, Habeeb was working as the Senior Corporate Counsel, Payments at Amazon and Product Counsel at Stripe.
David Leeds, CEO and Founder of Tango card, stated:
“It’s incredibly interesting. For so long, companies have viewed security, compliance, and legal as purely ‘costs of doing business’ and ‘things that slow us down.'”
“Data protection, cyber-crime, and the myriad regulations covering money movement have all become more challenging over the last few years as software and technology have redefined the way we live, work, transact, and buy. Companies that understand this and recognize that addressing these issues effectively is core to product and business viability will win long term.”
Leeds also mentioned that they wanted to find someone with “very strong legal experience and vision.”
However, they also set out to find someone “with experience working directly with product teams to help us continue to lead from the front of the industry,” Leeds noted while adding that the leadership team and their board “knew almost instantly that Christine was one of a kind,” and they were thrilled she agreed to join them.
Habeeb was impressed by the talent of Tango Card’s exec team and the strength of their long-term vision:
“It only took a few conversations to convince me that this would be a great move. If you look at the company history, Tango Card has always been a step ahead in terms of anticipating customer needs and addressing market changes in a way that navigates the complex and rapidly changing legal environment. You don’t often find such a deep appreciation for long term sustainability and growth within the FinTech space. I’m honored to be working with such a talented and ambitious team to build the next generation of Tango Card products.”
The legal and compliance units will continue to grow “to support the company’s expanding product capabilities, predicated on its acquisition of 40+ state money transmission licenses.”