MODIFI hires senior leaders from Klarna and Tencent
By Leandra Monteiro
Global FinTech MODIFI announced the appointment of Luke Tuttle as the company’s first General Manager for Trade Management Services, and Wenlong Huang as General Manager for China.
Following the launch of an international shipment tracking tool last month, Luke’s appointment enables MODIFI to further its commitment towards building a comprehensive one-stop platform for business payments and trade services. Luke joins MODIFI from Klarna, where he served as the VP for Marketing and Ad Solutions. Having worked with pioneers in FinTech, banking, adtech, e-commerce, robotics, and CRM, Luke brings in a wealth of experience across – product development, payments, international business, venture-backed businesses, and corporate mergers and acquisitions.
In his new role, Luke will lead the Trade Management Services business unit. He will draw on his knowledge and skill in product development, SaaS platforms, data monetization, commercialization, and business development to grow the trade services product offerings from MODIFI.
“MODIFI’s goal is to help businesses gain full control of their cross-border trade via a one-stop platform. I am excited to further that commitment by growing existing product offerings, and developing new ones that are so vital to global commerce, and the community it serves,” said Luke.
To accelerate the exponential growth in China, MODIFI has appointed Wenlong Huang as General Manager for China to further bolster MODIFI’s China business, focussing on distribution across all channels, including digital marketplaces. Wenlong joins MODIFI from Tencent – a multinational technology and entertainment conglomerate – where he spearheaded business development for cross-border payment and FX solutions for both enterprises and WeChat Pay users across more than 60 countries and regions based out of mainland China.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Luke and Wenlong to MODIFI. Both of them are exceptional leaders with extensive experience building and scaling global high-growth fintech companies. As the largest exporter of the world and home to some of the most advanced digital platforms, China is already an important market for MODIFI. Wenlong will help us accelerate further our growth of 400% year on year. Luke will drive customer value by providing importers and exporters of all sizes powerful tools to manage international trade in times of strained supply chains and economic uncertainty,” said Nelson Holzner, MODIFI CEO & Co-Founder.