Edwin Poot Appointed as Global Chief Technology Officer of Thredd

Published about 2 months ago

Thredd, a rapidly growing global payments platform, has recently appointed Edwin Poot, a seasoned financial technology executive, as its Global Chief Technology Officer.

Poot’s Role in Thredd’s Future

In his new role, Poot will steer Thredd’s technological growth to deliver a robust product expansion roadmap. This includes working with Ava Kelly, the Chief Product Officer who joined the organization in 2023. Poot’s focus will be on enhancing Thredd’s payments solution and executing the company’s geographic expansion plans. His responsibilities will cover all aspects of the company’s technology strategy, including innovation, platform development, infrastructure, security, and compliance.

Poot’s Industry Experience

Poot carries over twenty years of experience in the financial services sector, having actively participated in technology evolution across fintech, telecom, energy, and e-commerce industries. His previous roles include Chief Product & Technology Officer at Dayrize, VP of Product & Technology at Nubank, and Chief Architect at Booking.com.

In his new role, Poot will report directly to Jim McCarthy, CEO of Thredd. Ian Ripley, the current Chief Technology Officer of Thredd, will report to Poot, focusing on further optimizing Thredd’s existing technological infrastructure.

Poot’s Vision for Thredd

Upon his appointment, Poot expressed his excitement to join Thredd’s executive team and leverage his expertise to support the company’s global growth goals. Poot emphasized his commitment to working with the Thredd team to build a global technology strategy that supports the company’s B2B and B2C payments ambitions worldwide.

CEO’s Statement on the Appointment

Jim McCarthy, Thredd’s CEO, affirmed the company’s commitment to investing in world-class talent to lead the industry with the most advanced and comprehensive payments offering. He pointed out Poot’s hands-on experience in driving technological scaling and expansion within the global financial services ecosystem as a significant asset in achieving Thredd’s strategic goals for 2024 and beyond.

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