Trovata adds two open banking executives to lead UK/EU expansion
Trovata, the leading fintech in automating cash workflows through multi-bank API data aggregation for corporate finance and treasury teams, announced today the appointment of Vladimir Pintea as VP of Open Banking Engineering and Lisa Gutu as VP of Business Development. Vladimir and Lisa join the company’s senior team to expand the Trovata platform with thousands of new bank integrations and Pay by Bank services to broaden its reach from the U.S. to the UK and EU marketplace.
Vladimir and Lisa are among the Open Banking pioneers in the European market, contributing to the industry evolution from the very first basic, money management, multi-banking pilots to more complex open banking payment and treasury management use cases during the past 8 years. With experience in product, open banking legislation and a deep understanding of client needs, each will help expand Trovata’s platform services and add more depth by combining Open Banking and Open Finance throughout the continent.
“Leveraging Trovata’s modern, native-cloud technology, companies of all sizes get a dedicated financial big data platform that deploys in seconds and delivers instant value with no IT required, enabling this kind of value for enterprise clients that will lead to rapid Open Finance expansion and new innovation globally for merchants, corporates and financial institutions is what drove my decision to join the team,” said Vladimir Pintea, VP of Open Banking Engineering.
Vladimir graduated from the Technical University of Moldova with a bachelor’s degree from an English-taught Honors Program in Computer Science. He is a product executive driven by innovation and technology. Vladimir has led Open Banking initiatives for nearly a decade supporting clients and partners including the largest Tier-1 banks in the US, UK, and EU, credit bureaus, fintechs, EMIs, merchants, and accounting/ERP providers.
“I’m excited to join Trovata’s team and accelerate Open Finance implementation and adoption by banks and businesses globally,” said Lisa Gutu, VP of Business Development. “Open Banking is going to become a commodity in the next couple of years in Europe, while Trovata is taking the lead in building the API-driven solutions that sit on top and help banks to enable companies and large enterprises to automatically manage their cash flow and make payments globally.”
Lisa has a degree in Computer and Information Science from the CEITI College and a BS in Economics from the State University of Moldova. She is a frequent speaker at various fintech events and webinars in the UK & EU and has been recognized amongst the top 45 Women in Fintech Powerlist 2021.
Before joining Trovata, Vlad and Lisa led the business and product teams at Salt Edge, as CPO and COO, respectively, building the Open Banking Platform from the ground up and achieving year-over-year growth and consistent market recognition as one of the top Open Banking providers in Europe.
“While Open Banking is nearing a tipping point, Vlad and Lisa have played a big role for the past several years as true pioneers in the space driving change and innovation,” said Brett Turner, Founder & CEO at Trovata. “I’m thrilled to have them as part of our senior team to help us bridge geographies as a global platform for businesses to freely manage cash.”