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Airwallex deepens global leadership team in San Francisco; expands presence in New York and Austin

March 4, 2024

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Airwallex, a leading global payments and financial platform for modern businesses, today announced the expansion of its global leadership team, with three new hires based out of the company’s Americas headquarters in San Francisco. Jason Gottlieb joins as VP, Financial Partnerships, Hugo Buret as Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, and Ankur Goel as Global Head of Revenue Operations.

Following another year of rapid growth in the Americas – where revenue grew 460 percent and transaction volume leaped up more than 1,000 percent YoY– Airwallex intends to expand hiring in New York and Austin to nurture commercial demand.

  • Gottlieb joins Airwallex to lead the global team responsible for growing and strengthening Airwallex’s collaboration with financial institutions – a foundational component of the company’s global financial infrastructure. Most recently, he oversaw financial partnerships at Stripe and previously managed the payments vertical in Amazon's corporate business development organization. Gottlieb will report to Airwallex CEO and Co-Founder Jack Zhang.  
  • Buret joins Airwallex from Stripe, where he led global strategic and product partnerships. Buret will lead Airwallex’s global team tasked with developing and driving relationships that unlock new growth opportunities for Airwallex. Previously, Buret held leadership roles at Flipboard and Google. Buret will also report to Zhang.
  • Goel will lead a global team focused on expanding Airwallex’s growth goals and revenue targets around the world. Goel most recently served as head of business operations and strategy at data infrastructure company Confluent, and previously held roles at LinkedIn and McKinsey & Company. Goel will report to Kai Wu, Chief Revenue Officer.

“We kicked off 2024 with continued confidence and a commitment to growing the Airwallex business in the Americas,” said Zhang. “The experience that Jason, Hugo, and Ankur bring in leading high-growth teams will be critical as we advance our vision of empowering businesses of all sizes to grow without borders.”

Airwallex also announced plans to expand its presence with offices in New York and Austin – two important hubs for finance and technology talent. “Despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, we see continued demand for financial tools that make it faster and simpler to operate in a borderless economy,” said Ravi Adusumilli, EGM Americas, at Airwallex. “We finished 2023 with impressive growth in the US, and expect that trend to continue in 2024. We’re deepening our presence in the cities and talent pools that can help us grow our team alongside our rapidly scaling business.”

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