Open banking platform finleap connect overhauls management team
European open banking platform finleap connect has announced a handful of management changes as the company looks to further its international expansion plans.
Uwe Sandner has been named the firm’s new chief technology officer, with Katja Hunstock and Ignacio Garcia named as chief product officer and chief strategy officer, respectively.
Finleap connect CEO Frank Kebsch says the open banking provider is in a “transformation phase” and hopes the new C-Suite structure will support its “growth-oriented strategy”.
Sandner joined finleap connect in 2020 as general manager customer interactions following stints at McKinsey & Company and Ströer Mobile. He will now lead finleap connect’s tech and engineering operations.
Hunstock was previously finleap connect’s head of business unit open banking, where she worked to develop the firm’s core product line.
Garcia previously held roles at iZettle, Holvi, BBVA, and Zurich Santander before joining finleap as head of Spain in March 2019. He moved to finleap connect upon its founding in August 2019 as general manager Spain.
The company also announced chief financial officer and managing director Patrick Dittmer and general manager financial transactions and insights Empre Impraimoglu have left their roles.
Finleap connect raised $22 million in a Series A funding round in June this year before completing its first acquisition of Iberian player MyValue Solutions last week.
It has more than 160 staff and offices in Hamburg, Milan, Madrid and Paris, with connectivity and product availability in eight EU countries.