Stripe appoints industry veteran Steffan Tomlinson as CFO


Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, has revealed Steffan Tomlinson will be stepping into the role of chief financial officer.

With a broad reach, Stripe’s services are utilised by world-class companies such as Amazon, Uber, BMW, Airbnb, Maersk, and Microsoft, processing over $1bn of revenue every year.

Stripe operates as a pivotal financial infrastructure platform for businesses of various sizes. Processing revenue exceeding $1bn every year, it is utilised by over 100 global players, while its product suite has been growing to encompass marketplace management, card issuance, identity verification, bank account authentication, and lending.

The company continues to be a hub for innovation and problem-solving, as more than 5,000 new businesses including startups like Anthropic, Midjourney, and Runway, are emerging on Stripe every week.

Steffan Tomlinson is set to join Stripe as its chief financial officer. He comes with an impressive background of over 25 years in the finance industry, working with tech giants like Confluent, Google Cloud, and Palo Alto Networks. His career spans from seed-stage startups to Fortune 25 companies, and he’s been instrumental in scaling financial operations for high-growth firms.

Outside of his professional role, Tomlinson is known for his dedication to educational access, supporting organisations like Challenge Success, Peninsula Bridge, and The Girls’ Middle School. He also serves on the board of Eventbrite and has previously served on the boards of Cornerstone OnDemand, Qlik, and Riverbed.

Stripe’s commitment to its users and growth in online commerce are among its core focuses. Steffan’s addition to the team aims to further enhance the efficiency of financial operations within the company, and this new chapter signifies Stripe’s ongoing commitment to innovation and growth in the financial infrastructure sphere.

Stripe chief financial officer Steffan Tomlinson said, “Developer- and product-led businesses have been at the heart of my career since the beginning, and I’ve long been struck by Stripe’s relentless focus on its users, and the enduring business this has created. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to scale Stripe’s financial operations as the company continues to meet the evolving needs of its users.”

Stripe cofounder and president John Collison said, “We’ve been fortunate to grow tremendously with our users over the years, and yet when you look at how many inefficiencies still exist in online commerce, it’s clear we’re just getting started. Steffan has a strong track record of optimizing the financial engines of high-growth and high-discipline organizations, and I’m looking forward to partnering with him as we help fuel the growth of our users in the years ahead.”

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