Formerly CFO of fellow Finovate alum Intelligent Environments, Fiona Tee (below) will bring more than 20 years of experience as a senior finance professional to the London-based global payments processor. At Currency Cloud, Tee will lead international development of the company’s finance, human resources, compliance, and operations. She will also be involved with helping Currency Cloud forge partnerships in pursuit of expansion in the U.S. and Asia.
Currency Cloud CEO Mike Laven praised Tee’s “deep understanding of the payments industry” which he credited to the diveristy of her executive background. Prior to Intelligent Environments, Tee worked as CFO at Omnico Group, and has held executive positions at MasterCard, Anite, and Mondex International. She is a graduate of the Imperial College London and has an ACA certification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.
“For me, the CFO role extends far beyond taking care of the numbers,” Tee said. Describing herself as “commercially focused” with a reputation as an “entrepreneurial CFO” she added, “I’m looking forward to working in close partnership with the strategic and commercial teams (to) help guide Currency Cloud on its ambitious journey.”
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in London, U.K., Currency Cloud processes $15 billion in payments annually via its payment engine. The company’s solution powers more than 125 platform customers, with more than 150,000 end customers using the service. Currency Cloud processes payments in more than 40 currencies and operates in 212 countries. With investors Anthemis Group, Anthem Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Notion Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and XAnge Private Equity, Currency Cloud has raised $35 million in funding.