Crypto wallet and payments provider Zumo has appointed a head of growth to drive the next stage of its development.
Scotland-based Zumo’s choice for the newly created role, Jonathan Sepulchre, is an experienced growth leader with a “comprehensive background in digital marketing”, according to the fintech.
His background is in growing consumer apps. He previously worked in a senior growth role at Money Dashboard and spent nearly a decade at Skyscanner.
At Zumo, Sepulchre is tasked with building new customer acquisition channels, further increasing traffic and user numbers, and unlocking new partner opportunities.
Zumo has also committed to building a team around Sepulchre for the newly created growth function, with new hires planned.
Commenting on his appointment, Sepulchre said: “I’ve always loved the interconnection between technology, digital marketing and growth, and I’m particularly passionate about personal finance—with crypto very much representing the new frontier of forward-looking solutions.”
“It was an easy decision to join Zumo; a company full of ambition with an incredible mission to make crypto more accessible. I’ve also been very impressed by Zumo’s progressive approach to working with the regulator and its pioneering work in the decarbonisation of crypto.”
Nick Jones, co-founder and chief executive officer of Zumo, added: “We’re on a mission to give people everywhere the safest and simplest way to buy, store, send and spend digital assets. We’re building a financial ecosystem that offers our users a genuine alternative to failing traditional products. We’re growing fast and building an incredible, diverse culture; we need people who share our values to join us on this journey. Jonathan, given his pedigree, is a fantastic addition to the team.”
Sepulchre is the latest in a series of senior hires for Zumo, which has doubled its headcount over the past year and claims to have recorded 25% month-on-month growth in its user base since launch in August 2020.
In February, Zumo hired James Chadwick and Jeff Carvalho as board advisers, while Dagmara Aldridge was appointed as the fintech’s first chief people and culture officer in March.