Charlie Craven has been named Chief Product Officer at Hi, an innovative fintech that helps companies unlock fast, affordable working capital and pay employees more flexibly through payroll.
In his new role, Craven will be responsible for leading the strategy and execution of Hi’s growing suite of products in mobile, web and card technologies.
Craven brings over fifteen years in operational leadership and leadership roles in product management, product definition and development. As COO at Ecospend, Craven was responsible for the operations and deployment of the company’s open banking platform to deliver cutting-edge ecosystems that bring efficiency, new revenue opportunities and lower costs to merchants.
Prior to that, Craven led the global new product development team at Amex, where he was responsible for strategy development and R&D for online and in-store digital payment products. He led the creation and launch of various products for the Amex network, including: Applepay / Google Pay, Contactless in Transit (TFL) and Safekey (Online 3D secure).
Charlie Craven, Product Manager at Hi, said, “Hi has an incredible opportunity to help thousands of businesses transform the way they pay their people. With exciting new capabilities in areas like payroll access cards, I believe this can become a defining platform for the digital payments era. I’m excited to help help the company accelerate disruption in the payroll space by helping create the best possible experience for our customers.
David Brown, Founder and CEO of Hi said: “We are delighted to welcome Charlie to our team as Chief Product Officer. Charlie’s appointment represents an important milestone in our journey, and his expertise will be essential in ensuring that we deliver a world-class experience to our clients. This is an exciting time for Hi, and we look forward to working with Charlie as we continue to realize our vision for Hi and continue to market our products.