Wise CFO Matt Briers to leave money transfer firm next year
Global money transfer company Wise has announced that Matt Briers, its chief financial officer (CFO), is to quit the firm in 2024.
Wise CEO Kristo Käärmann will be going on paternity leave from September, with Briers set to leave the firm once Käärmann returns from his break in March 2024. Wise says it will start the search for a new CFO “immediately”.
“Wise will likely have many CFOs in its first century and this is simply me starting the process of handing over the reins to the next one,” Briers says in a statement.
“But some of you may know that a year ago I returned back to work at Wise after a quite horrible accident where I went under the wheels of a bus, and so, with this in mind, my focus will shift to making a full recovery.”
With more than two decades of financial services experience, Briers joined Wise as CFO in 2015 and has served in the role for the past eight years. His previous stints include senior roles at Google, Lloyds Banking Group, Bain & Company, and Capital One.