U.S. fintech Galileo announced on Wednesday it has appointed Archana (Archie) Puri as its new Chief Product Officer. According to Galileo, Puri has more than 20 years of experience in technology products with a “strong domain” context in payments.
Prior to joining Galileo, Puri spent eight years at PayPal, most recently as general manager for Braintree (a PayPal service) and VP of product and technology for enterprise & partner solutions, where she was a key leader, instrumental in growing Braintree from a small startup to a global commerce platform. She was also at Yahoo! for seven years as a product and program manager for strategic initiatives.
Puri will notably be responsible for developing, maintaining, and executing new products. Speaking about her new role, Puri stated:
“When I looked at recent disruptors in the space, they had one thing in common: Galileo was the engine powering their success,” she said. “This is why I’m thrilled to join Galileo, which has successfully delivered solutions that remove the complexity from payments, while preserving scrappiness and ingenuity in its approach to products.”
Galileo CEO, Clay Wilkes, concluded:
“With Archie at the helm of product, I’m confident Galileo’s API-based, banking-as-a-service solutions will continue to outpace all competitors and provide the innovative platform of choice for fintechs and companies interested in integrating embedded payments into their business models. We’re honored to welcome this product-savvy, people-first executive to Galileo.”
Founded in 2000, Galileo claims it has grown to become one of the latest payment processors and program managers in North America. It also says it is the only payments innovator that applies tech and engineering capabilities to empower fintechs and financial institutions to unleash their full creativity to achieve their financial goals.