Last month, leading global payments provider Checkout.com appointed ex-Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey) marketing leader, Leela Srinivasan, as its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
"I am absolutely thrilled to kick off the next chapter of my career as the first CMO of global payments platform Checkout.com. If software has been eating the world for the last decade or two, fintech is now powering it. I am so inspired by Guillaume Pousaz's vision, energized to be joining a powerhouse exec team...and ready to shine a light on Checkout.com as we make high-performance payments a strategic advantage for enterprise merchants everywhere." Leela Srinivasan
The former marketing leader of Momentive, Leela Srinivasan, has joined Checkout.com as its first Chief Marketing Officer.
Leela spent the last 3 years at Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey), where she was responsible for all marketing functions including brand strategy, growth marketing, product marketing, and communications. Prior to that, she served as CMO at Lever and VP of marketing at OpenTable, where she built product marketing from scratch and established the foundations of a B2B marketing team.
Additionally, Leela was director of marketing at LinkedIn within the Talent Solutions business, where she co-founded the Talent Connect conference. She also spent three years in management consulting at Bain & Company, and five years in sales. Leela also serves on the board of UpWork, a global freelancing website.
She earned her MBA in general management from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and her MA in history and English literature from the University of Edinburgh in her native Scotland.
About the new role, Leela commented: "As consumers, we interact with eCommerce and digital payments daily without ever giving it a second thought—but behind many beloved brands you'll find Checkout.com's technology powering global payments. The business is a true innovator, unlocking enormous value for its merchants in the digital economy. I'm delighted to join and I can't wait to work with the team on this next phase of growth."
After raising $450 million in a January funding round led by Tiger Global Management that nearly tripled its valuation to $15 billion, Checkout.com is one of the most valuable private tech firms in Europe. It has seen growth climb with the acceleration of the broader e-commerce industry, and it processes payments for businesses including Coinbase Global Inc. and Sweden’s Klarna AB.
“We’re really building a big business and we have to have the right leadership in place,” Guillaume Pousaz, CEO at Checkout.co