Rapyd announced that it has broadened its senior leadership with three new hires, naming Casey Bullock as Chief Revenue Officer, Revital Lavie Cohen as Global Vice President of HR, and has elevated LeAnne Hoang to Global Chief Risk and Compliance Officer.
FortuneZ recently learned in a press release that the three new strategic posts have been filled as Rapyd, a global Fintech as a Service platform, continues to expand its global payments, disbursements businesses and prepares to launch other offerings.
Along with the ongoing extensive growth that Rapyd has planned, Bullock will be in charge of enhancing commercial enterprise development and strategic global partnerships. Further, Lavie Cohen will recruit and develop the talent and organisational growth strategy to meet the growing demand. Additionally, Hoang will work on collaborating with regulators and navigating the global regulatory frameworks. This will involve compliance with local policies and licensing regimes, and shape Rapyd’s global Risk, Compliance, and AML processes and policies.
A Glance at Bullock
For more than two decades, Bullock has gained extensive expertise in building and managing Payments operations. He has spent the last eight years at Worldpay, with half that time in his latest position, Senior VP and General Manager of Global Enterprise eCommerce for North America. Prior to that, he served both Chase and Braintree in VP roles. Although, he originally began his career with CyberSource Corporation. He started as an Account Executive and by his third promotion reached Director of Regional Sales, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Bullock is a welcomed addition to the Rapyd team and is expected to develop promising opportunities in the payments industry. Further, he will strengthen the Fintech’s Enterprise Sales and Go-to-Market strategy.
Lavie Cohen Next Up
Lavie Cohen brings around twenty years of leadership experience in strategic HR and business. Until recently, she was the General Manager at Powerhouse Ventures where she has been working for the last two years. Before that, she was with NSO Group as its Senior Vice President HR & Operations for five years. From January 2012 to September 2014, she served Powermat as its Vice President of HR. Also, Thomson Reuters recruited her in early 2006 as Director of Human Resources, ClearForest. Her first appointment began at VITEC as Human Resources Business Partner, Optibase, according to her LinkedIn profile.
In her new role, Lavie Cohen will be fundamental to the continuous and expeditious growth of the global fintech, Rapyd. She will focus on attracting, developing and retaining global talent. Further, she will oversee employees experience as the company develops its presence on a global scale.
Last Hoang, but Never Least
Another veteran, Hoang also holds two decades of experience in her speciality of Risk and Compliance. She already joined the ranks of Rapyd back in November 2020. After only five months, she received a promotion to Global Chief Risk & Compliance Officer. Prior to Rapyd, she served Cross River as Vice President for a year. Although, the previous position was at Seed.co (acquired by Cross River) as its CCO, CRO & AML Officer was very similar. Moreover, at Linden Lab, she fulfilled the role of CCO & AML Officer. While at Fiserv, she served as the Head of Regulatory Compliance/Risk Management – ePayments for three years. She also took on the post of Senior Director / CCO & AML Officer for CashEdge (acquired by Fiserv) between 2006 and 2011. Her earliest position began as a Risk Mgmt/Safety & Soundness Regulator – IT & BSA/AML Specialist for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Hoang has taken on the challenge and stepped up into the global role as Department Head. As a veteran compliance officer, Hoang brings a wealth of regulatory and compliance knowledge within the finance and fintech industries.
A Word from the CEO
Commenting on the announcement Arik Shtilman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rapyd, said: “I’m happy to welcome the new members of our team, Casey and Revital, and to congratulate LeAnne on her new position, as they take on their new critical roles at Rapyd. Each of them brings strategic value to the company, as Rapyd continues to grow, expand into new markets, and launch new solutions.”
“The acceleration of growth that Rapyd has undergone over the past year has created multiple new opportunities for us, and with the new additions to our leadership team we will be well-positioned to seize them and continue our upward trajectory.”