Payments giant Stripe poaches General Motors’ CFO in its latest high-profile hire

Dhivya Suryadevara named new Chief Monetary Officer of GM.

Supply: GM

Stripe has snagged General Motors‘ chief monetary officer Dhivya Suryadevara because the fee start-up beefs up its C-suite amid an e-commerce growth introduced on by the pandemic.

Suryadevara was named the automaker’s first feminine finance chief in 2018, main it by way of a pandemic that pressured GM’s funds this yr as world factories have been closed. At Stripe, she must steadiness “aggressive progress whereas sustaining the best requirements in self-discipline and monetary accountability,” Stripe stated. 

“Stripe’s mission to extend the GDP of the web is extra vital now than ever,” Suryadevara stated in a press launch Tuesday. “I actually get pleasure from main advanced, large-scale companies and I hope to make use of my abilities to assist speed up Stripe’s already steep progress trajectory.”

Tuesday’s announcement follows a flurry of current high-profile Stripe hires. The corporate has poached Mike Clayville, from Amazon Internet Companies, to develop into Stripe’s Chief Income Officer, and Trish Walsh, beforehand at Voya Monetary, as Common Counsel. 

GM named John Stapleton, presently North America CFO, as performing world finance chief, efficient Aug.15. Stapleton has been in his present function since 2014 and he joined the corporate in 1990.

The automaker stated it should conduct an inner and exterior seek for a successor for Suryadevara.

“Dhivya has been a transformational chief in her tenure as CFO,” Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of Common Motors, stated in a press release. “She has helped the corporate strengthen our steadiness sheet, enhance our value construction, deal with money era and drive the correct investments for our future. We want her each success.”

Stripe’s eye-popping progress

San Francisco-based Stripe makes software program that lets companies settle for funds on-line. 1000’s of corporations, together with Amazon, Slack, Glossier, Shopify and Underneath Armour, use Stripe’s software program instruments. It is one of the crucial worthwhile personal Silicon Valley corporations after a current funding spherical that boosted its valuation to $36 billion. The beginning-up has attracted investments from Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Google’s enterprise arm Capital G, amongst others.

Stripe has seen eye-popping progress in the course of the pandemic as its income is basically tied to progress in on-line buying. In its newest Collection G funding spherical, Stripe highlighted Covid-19 outbreak “pushing the financial system on-line” and stated “a number of years of offline-to-online migration are being compressed into a number of weeks.”

The CFO function can be an important spot to fill forward of a public providing. Regardless of its ballooning progress and valuation, Stripe co-founder and president, John Collison, has stated the corporate has “no plans” to go public instantly. 

“We’re very glad as a personal firm,” Collison informed CNBC in a cellphone interview final yr. “We’re fairly early on this alternative.”

Stripe is a six-time CNBC Disruptor 50 firm and landed at the top spot on the list in 2020.

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