Mambu names new leaders to help 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 work to capitalise on the cloud banking market and increase 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. Zandona, who has over 20 years’ experience in delivering results within high-performance environments, has a track record of leading large teams and supervising go-tomarket growth, product development, strategy, and other tasks.

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 named Sabrina Dar, a former Cisco senior executive, as Chief of Staff to support its continued global growth. 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. As we deliver on our promise to create better financial experiences for our customers, the outstanding work of our senior team around the globe reflects this. 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. Mambu plans to increase its revenue growth and continue investing in a global, sustainable, and differentiated platform that customers can use. Mambu also plans to strengthen its senior staff.

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