Simpl names Russell Byrne as CFO and Head of Risk

Simpl, a technology company with a vision to make money simple, appointed Russell Byrne as its Chief Financial Officer and Head of Risk Department. Prior to Simpl, Russell Byrne was associated with Goldman Sachs where he was the  Managing Director.

During his stint at Goldman Sachs, Byrne co-founded principal financing business within the firm dedicated to esoteric and illiquid credit opportunities.  

At Goldman Sachs, Byrne had been an active investor in the fintech segment personally since 2014, investing in both credit and equity to early-stage companies.

“As Simpl works on re-imagining the world of payments for the internet-era, we firmly believe Russell’s experience will be invaluable in scaling our business and providing us with the expertise in risk and capital markets as we continue with our mission to make money simple”, says Chaitra Chidanand, Co-Founder and President at Simpl.

Byrne will be based in San Francisco and will also be reporting in Bangalore where Simpl is located. Byrne is an undergraduate in Finance and Economics from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts

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