Yapily hires new chief people officer

Open banking platform Yapily has appointed Caroline Abercrombie (pictured) as chief people officer as part of its continuing growth strategies.

Abercrombie, who has more than two decades of experience in growing tech start-ups, has been recruited to lead Yapily’s efforts to acquire top talent, support a thriving and dynamic team, and continue embedding diversity and inclusion.

She previously worked at student affinity network UNiDAYS, where she spent almost two years as vice president of people. Prior to this, she held the role of global head of people for Verizon Digital Media Services, where she played a key part of the global HR leadership team that delivered on the $4.4 billion acquisition and integration of Yahoo!.

Abercrombie also supported Bazaarvoice as it navigated merger and acquisition and initial public offering deals across the UK and US markets.

Her joining Yapily follows the appointment of chief technology officer Noam Oren in June and the recent acquisition of German open banking provider finAPI.

Abercrombie said: “Open banking is a budding industry, so it is a very exciting time to be supporting a fast-growing and disruptive team like Yapily in scaling-up and realising its growth ambitions. With Yapily’s current focus on rapid growth in the continent as well as in the UK, I look forward to working with a very talented and diverse team to scale up in multiple geographies.”

Stefano Vaccino, founder and chief executive officer of Yapily, added: “With a focus on innovation, creativity, and a people-first culture, Caroline will be a valued addition in our mission to grow high-performing teams and nurture talent. As we continue to scale, her expertise will help sustainably drive our growth and support securing industry-leading talent. Our people are central to our success, and Caroline’s work in attracting and retaining top talent will be integral in Yapily’s next chapter of growth.”