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Currencycloud appoints co-founder Richard Arundel as its Chief Evangelist

By Megha Bhattacharya

January 13, 2021

  • America
  • Currencycloud
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Currencycloud logoB2B embedded cross border solutions provider Currencycloud has announced the appointment of co-founder Richard Arundel as its Chief Evangelist. Arundel will be responsible for propeling the company’s embedded finance goal and help it to expand to new markets and industry segments.

David Heitzmann, Vice President of Sales in North America, and former executive at iCIMS and Thomson Reuters, will take over as General Manager of Currencycloud’s North America business.

Mike Laven, Chief Executive Officer of Currencycloud, commented, “Richard has always been ahead of the curve with trends shaping global payments, from Day 0 when he co-founded Currencycloud. We are thrilled to be welcoming Richard into this new role to inspire passion in prospects, customers and employees and bring Currencycloud’s vision and proposition for embedded finance to new markets and customers around the world.”

Arundel has been driving the company’s North American strategy and expansion. He has previously held numerous client roles within the business such as Sales Director, Client Relationship Director and Vice President of Client Services.

Richard Arundel, Chief Evangelist and Co-founder of Currencycloud, commented, “We founded Currencycloud to cut the complexity and re-imagine the way money flows through the global digital economy. I am excited to champion and find new ways to realise that vision, amid the rapid transition to digital payments. I’m also tremendously proud of the team we’ve built in New York and have every confidence in our growing North American business.”

Currencycloud recently announced that it has doubled payment volumes across its platform since the beginning of the lockdown. It now has around 500 customers using its platform. The FinTech has seen monthly transactions jump to $3 billion and has grown its customer base by a third.

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