Swedish payment platform provider Billhop has appointed two new hires to its executive management team.
Tashi Gauffin joins as chief commercial officer and Niklas Bothén as chief operations officer.
Collectively, Gauffin and Bothén have almost 30 years of experience, most predominantly within the fintech sector, having occupied a number of senior positions at some of the most reputable fintechs to have emerged out of Sweden over the past decade, including Tink and Bambora.
Gauffin spent almost five years at Europe’s most robust open banking platform, Tink.
As part of the management team, he was the driving force behind the strategy and execution in transforming Tink from a Swedish B2C mobile application to a Pan-European B2B platform.
During his time at Tink, the company grew from 20 to 370 people, and is now covering 18 markets with some of Europe’s most prominent banks and fintechs as customers.
For his part, Bothén brings with him an acute understanding of the payments industry, having played an integral part in developing and executing a go-to-market strategy for Bambora, the leading developer of card acquiring and payment software for online payments, where he worked as its head of commerce development for six years.
Gauffin, who will be responsible for commercial strategy and development at Billhop, while overseeing all revenue generating functions, comments: “I’ve been really impressed with how much Billhop has grown over the past few years, and I’m really excited to be joining such an ambitious company that is revolutionising the way businesses operate. I look forward to the journey ahead and to further help expand the company’s market footprint and establish Billhop as the next big fintech to come out of Sweden.”
Bothén will be responsible for optimising operational capabilities, employing strategies to maximise customer satisfaction, and managing product initiatives. He comments: “With my background in the commercial payments industry, I have witnessed first-hand the significant cash flow problems experienced by SMEs as a result of the low card acceptance issue within the B2B space.”
“Billhop was created as a direct solution to this widespread problem, so the values and the mission of the company are something that really resonate with me. It’s nothing but a privilege to be joining a company that is providing such a critical technology and solving such an important business need.”
Sebastian Andreescu, chief executive officer and co-founder of Billhop, comments: “What Tashi and Niklas bring—beyond a proven track record of successfully scaling fintechs—is a really diverse combination of skills which will be instrumental in consolidating Billhop’s footprint as the leader in B2B payment solutions across Europe.”