Hi appoints former American Express exec

UK FinTech Hi has appointed ex-American express (Amex) product vice president Charlie Craven as its new chief product officer.

In his new role, Craven will be responsible for leading strategy and execution for Hi’s growing suite of products across mobile, web, and card technology.

Craven brings over fifteen years in executive and senior operational roles across product management, product definition, and development.

As COO at Ecospend, Craven was responsible for operations and roll out of the company’s Open Banking platform.

Prior to that, Craven led the global new product development team at Amex, where he was responsible for strategy development and R&D for digital online and in-store payment products.

“Hi has an incredible opportunity to help thousands of businesses transform the way they pay their employees,” said Charlie Craven, chief product officer. “With exciting new capabilities in areas like salary access cards, I believe it can become a defining platform for the digital payments era.”

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