Mambu appoints new suite of leaders to support future growth
Mambu, the leading SaaS cloud banking platform, has welcomed four new senior hires as it embarks on the next stage of its ambitious growth. The fintech has appointed Werner Knoblich as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Fernando Zandona as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Tripp Faix as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Sabrina Dar as Chief of Staff to the CEO. Knoblich and Zandona both join from global hypergrowth, customer-centric environments – a key element to Mambu’s value proposition.
Knoblich will be working to capitalize on the market opportunity for cloud banking software and drive increased value for customers. He was previously responsible for software development company Red Hat’s expansion across EMEA, and oversaw 100 fold growth throughout his 18-year tenure.
Ex-Amazon Web Services and Microsoft executive, Zandona, will lead in developing the next chapter of Mambu’s technical and engineering capabilities. With over 20 years experience delivering results in high performance environments, Zandona has a proven track record leading large teams and overseeing go-to-market growth, product development and strategy.
Faix will join on 15 July and serve as Mambu’s new CFO, bringing over 20 years of finance experience. Prior to joining Mambu, Faix was CFO at Marqeta where he oversaw a fourfold increase in net revenue growth and helped lead Marqeta’s initial public offering in 2021.
Mambu has also appointed former Cisco senior executive Sabrina Dar, in a newly-created Chief of Staff role to support its continued global expansion. Having worked across three continents and after 21 years at Cisco, Dar joins Mambu to help drive operational excellence in line with Mambu’s scale-up plan. She’ll bring her experience across multiple roles and functions to bear as an integrator and communicator within Mambu – focused on priority initiatives for the CEO and wider business.
Eugene Danilkis, Mambu’s co-founder and CEO, said: “We’re at an exciting stage in our growth as we scale out our operational capabilities to meet global demand, whilst also evolving as a company that values workplace and product innovation and is committed to doing things differently. Our senior team across the world reflects the fantastic work we do as a company, as we continue to deliver on our commitment to creating better financial experiences for customers. I’m honoured to welcome Werner, Fernando, Sabrina and Tripp to Mambu and look forward to our collective achievements together.”
The new hires come following a record $235 million Series E funding round for Mambu in December last year – the largest private fundraise for a cloud banking platform. In bolstering its senior team, Mambu is setting its sights on accelerating revenue growth as well as continued investment in building a global, sustainable and differentiated platform for customers.