Checkout.com adds Céline Dufétel as CFO in continued expansion of executive leadership team

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06 AUGUST, 2021, NEW YORK & LONDON – Leading payments provider, Checkout.com announces the executive hire of Céline Dufetel as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Céline was previously CFO and COO at T. Rowe Price and was a partner in McKinsey & Company’s Financial Services practice. Her appointment reflects Checkout.com's continued momentum and global expansion following its Series C funding and the addition of a new CTO and CRO at the start of the year.

Guillaume Pousaz, CEO and Founder of Checkout.com said: “I am delighted to welcome Céline to our team. She has exceptional experience in building and operating world-class organizations which, like us, put the customer first. I’ve immensely enjoyed learning from her and am honored that she has chosen to join us on our journey, where I know that she will be instrumental in the next phase of operational growth and expansion.” 

Operational excellence for future growth

Céline joins the business after acting as CFO and COO at Fortune 500 asset manager T. Rowe Price, where she was responsible for finance, investor relations, strategy, M&A, risk, operations, and technology for the firm which has over $1.5tn in assets under management and generated 2020 revenues of $6.2bn. Céline also spent a decade at McKinsey & Company as a partner in its financial services practice. Céline’s track record of running a large global finance function and her experience in driving strategy, transformational change, and operational excellence will help support Checkout.com’s continued rapid expansion.

“I’m exceptionally excited to be joining Checkout.com at such a pivotal moment in their journey,” commented Céline. “Checkout.com is powering the payments for many of the world’s most dynamic businesses and growing at an extraordinary pace. I’m looking forward to working with Guillaume and the rest of the organization to ensure we continue to empower merchants and their drive for innovation.”

This appointment comes amongst a recruitment drive which will see Checkout.com add 800 people to its global workforce in 2021.

Checkout.com’s transformative approach to payments and payouts has garnered its reputation as a trusted provider behind many of the most valuable fintechs and cutting-edge businesses, including Klarna, Revolut, Wise, Coinbase, and eToro. With a platform that can support both best-performing global payments and payouts, Checkout.com has become the backbone of many of the world-leading fintechs, streaming services, and marketplaces.

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Media contact: Lewis Jones, PR@Checkout.com +44 799 0068 671

About Checkout.com:

Checkout.com is a leading, cloud-based payments solutions provider that helps brands drive more value from their digital payments. The company’s modular payments platform is purpose-built with performance, scalability and speed in mind. Checkout.com offers improved acceptance, more transparent and actionable data and a scalable product structure that merchants can adapt to their needs. Combined with deep, local expertise and truly white-glove service, they’re the ideal payments partner for businesses looking to integrate better payments solutions globally. With a team of over 1400 people across 19 offices worldwide, they help innovative brands like Wise, Klarna, Deliveroo and Farfetch drive more value from their online payments.