GoCardless hires new chief growth officer from Intuit

Ellie Duncan,
15 May 2024

Bank payment company GoCardless has appointed Jolawn Victor as chief growth officer, with responsibility for leading its ‘global growth’ group.

Victor joins GoCardless from Intuit, where she was vice president and country manager of Intuit UK, with ownership of its go-to-market functions.

Jolawn Victor, chief growth officer at GoCardless

In her new role, Victor will manage a team primarily responsible for SME customer acquisition, incremental revenue growth and brand, as well as marketing and communications.

Paul Stoddart, president at GoCardless, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jolawn to our executive team. With her wide-ranging experience in tech and her expertise in growth marketing, product and international expansion, Jolawn will add strength and depth to our business as we work towards our ambitious growth goals.”

During her career, Victor has held C-suite and executive roles at PepsiCo and Headspace.

She said that GoCardless is entering “an exciting and pivotal phase of growth”.

“From expanding our indirect channels, to making GoCardless a household name in the UK and beyond, there are so many opportunities to pursue and I can’t wait to get started,” Victor added.

“Throughout my career, I’ve been passionate about driving operational excellence, building high-performing teams and creating an inclusive culture. I’m excited to bring this to the role at GoCardless, and to learn from the talented team as we embark on this journey together.”

Earlier this year, GoCardless announced its acquisition of Nuapay, the Open Banking business of EML Payments, to create a full-service bank payment provider.

At the time, GoCardless said that the acquisition will “significantly scale” its indirect channel proposition.