Bud Financial Welcomes Two New Senior Leaders

Published 6 months ago
  Bud Financial

Bud Financial (Bud), a significant AI-powered data intelligence platform in the financial services and banking industry, has announced the appointment of two senior leaders. Their roles will focus on enhancing commercial growth and product innovation.

New Appointments Bring Wealth of Experience

Rachel Fairhurst, previously holding senior credit roles at companies including Bank of America, Credit Kudos, Auden, and Equifax, joins Bud as VP of Credit Risk & Client Success. She brings over 20 years of experience in credit and risk functions across various sectors. Fairhurst will be responsible for driving the strategy and success of Bud’s Assess solution, a tool that supercharges affordability and credit scoring processes for clients, enhancing client experiences and reducing risk across portfolios.

Jakub Piotrowski joins the team as VP of Product. He has extensive experience as a product leader, including time in the C-Suite at digital banking solutions provider Meniga. Piotrowski will lead the expansion of Bud’s suite of AI-powered financial insights and data intelligence solutions. His role will ensure Bud’s continued momentum as a leading innovator in the financial sector.

Bud’s Growth and Future Prospects

Bud was founded by Ed Maslaveckas (CEO) and George Dunning (COO), who have assembled a strong team of tech and finance experts to drive the company’s hypergrowth ambitions and enhance its AI-powered data intelligence offerings.

Bud’s growth plans have been bolstered by a strategic investment from TransUnion in 2023, following a strong Series B performance the previous year. The company raised $80m from a group that included HSBC, Goldman Sachs, ANZ, Investec’s INVC fund and InnoCells.

In their roles, both Fairhurst and Piotrowski are excited about the future and the potential to take Bud’s products further. Both are looking forward to working towards game-changing goals with the team at Bud.

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