European Open Banking platform Yapily has hired Stefano Paoletti from Ozone API as its new senior vice president of sales in the UK, to drive new revenue opportunities in the region.
In his new role, Paoletti will strengthen and expand Yapily’s existing portfolio, which counts payments technology company Zilch, Intuit Quickbooks and SME lender Tide among its UK customers, with responsibility for the company’s UK sales strategy and execution.
At Ozone API, he was the vice president of growth and, prior to that, led the commercial function at Token as vice president of sales.
During his career, Paoletti has held senior leadership positions at The Logic Group and banking group Barclays.
Paoletti said he is joining Yapily at a “pivotal moment” in Open Banking and Open Finance.
“As someone who has been involved in this exciting sector from the beginning, it feels like the industry is finally primed and ready to scale,” he said.
“That brings a significant opportunity for Yapily to assist traditional banks and payment businesses in developing their strategies and solutions, and I look forward to helping them understand and seize that potential.”
His appointment comes just over a month after Yapily hired Lisa Gutu as vice president of sales in Europe.
Stefano Vaccino, founder and chief executive officer of Yapily, added: “We are extremely pleased Stefano is joining our senior leadership team. With his wealth of sector expertise and knowledge of the UK market, we place ourselves in a stronger position than ever before to expand our customer base in the region.
“This announcement combined with Lisa’s recent appointment showcases our investment in improving customer experiences and financial access for all through our innovative Open Banking API.”
Paoletti added: “What excites me most about the company is its commitment to delivering exceptional products and services, all the while promoting a culture of innovation and inclusion. I’m looking forward to working with this especially talented team and leading the growth of the business in the UK.”