Edinburgh’s Payments Fintech Zumo Appoints Jonathan Sepulchre as Head of Growth

Zumo, the Edinburgh-based crypto wallet and payments platform, recently appointed Jonathan Sepulchre to serve as Head of Growth, a newly-created function “to drive the next stage of the company’s development.”

An experienced “growth leader” with a comprehensive background in digital marketing, Jonathan will work closely “with Zumo’s product and marketing teams to build out new customer acquisition channels, further increasing traffic and user numbers whilst unlocking new partner opportunities for the business.”

He will oversee Zumo’s diverse community and “ensure that customers’ voices help inform future growth initiatives, such as international expansion and new product feature development.”

Jonathan has ‘a strong track record in growing consumer apps.”

Prior to joining Zumo, he worked in “a senior growth role at Money Dashboard, where he led the acquisition and customer success teams and helped to secure ‘Best Personal Finance App’ at the British Bank Awards 2020.”

He also spent nearly a decade at Skyscanner “as part of the marketing and growth team that fuelled the company’s expansion from promising travel start-up to global tech leader.”

Jonathan was “in charge of developing the French market and scaling fast-growing markets across EMEA, delivering exponential growth in monthly revenue.”

Jonathan Sepulchre, Head of Growth, Zumo, said:

“I’ve always loved the interconnection between technology, digital marketing and growth, and I’m particularly passionate about personal finance – with crypto very much representing the new frontier of forward-looking solutions. It was an easy decision to join Zumo; a company full of ambition with an incredible mission to make crypto more accessible. I’ve also been very impressed by Zumo’s progressive approach to working with the regulator and its pioneering work in the decarbonisation of crypto.”

Nick Jones, Co-founder and CEO, Zumo, added:

“We’re on a mission to give people everywhere the safest and simplest way to buy, store, send and spend digital assets. We’re building a financial ecosystem that offers our users a genuine alternative to failing traditional products. We’re growing fast and building an incredible, diverse culture; we need people who share our values to join us on this journey. Jonathan, given his pedigree, is a fantastic addition to the team.”

Jonathan is the latest in “a series of senior hires for Zumo, which has now doubled its headcount over the past year whilst recording 25% month-on-month growth in its user base since launch in August 2020.”

In February 2022, Zumo hired influential industry figures James Chadwick and Jeff Carvalho as board advisors “to support the company on emerging cultural, NFT and metaverse trends. In March 2022,”

Dagmara Aldridge was “appointed as Zumo’s first Chief People and Culture Officer as the company seeks to reflect Future of Work trends and the latest neuroscience teachings in its HR management.”

As noted in a release, Zumo is “a decentralized finance platform with the mission of bringing the benefits of blockchain technology and digital currencies to people and businesses everywhere.”

Zumo App, its direct-to-consumer mobile application, “allows individuals to exchange, store, send and spend cryptocurrency alongside their ordinary money.”

Founded in Edinburgh in 2017 by entrepreneurs Nick Jones and Paul Roach, Zumo is “a purpose-driven fintech business with transparency, accessibility and financial inclusion at its core. Its staff are based in locations across Scotland, London and Slovenia.”

It is partner “to WasteAid; member of CryptoUK; signatory of the Crypto Climate Accord; and supporter of the UN Global Compact.”

The Zumo app is “available for download on both iOS and Android app stores.”

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