FinTech veteran brings valuable expertise to help Azibo grow and scale its all-in-one financial services platform for landlords
REDWOOD CITY, CA – November 2, 2020 – Azibo, the all-in-one platform for landlord financial services, today announced the appointment of Sarah Dickens Spoja, CFO of payables automation platform Tipalti, as an independent director. A veteran of the finance and FinTech industries, Spoja will help Azibo continue to grow its customer base and scale their banking and payments platform for rental property owners.
Tipalti helps companies automate manual accounts payable functions so that team members focus on more strategic work. Earlier this month, the company became a unicorn after their $150 million Series E funding round, which gave them a more than $2 billion valuation.
Prior to Tipalti, Spoja spent eight years at KKR, a global private equity firm, where she focused on FinTech, payments and retail. At KKR, Sarah led payments and financial technology provider First Data’s acquisition of Clover Network, a mobile point-of-sale solution that she helped to commercialize and scale across the U.S.
“Sarah’s extensive knowledge of the FinTech ecosystem will be invaluable as we continue to build a world-class financial services platform for independent landlords,” said Chris Hsu, CEO and Co-Founder of Azibo. “Her deep experience in private equity and the startup world shows that she’s not afraid to get in the trenches alongside founders to tackle tough challenges.”
“I’m excited to partner with Azibo to provide modern, digital financial tools to help independent landlords manage and grow their businesses,” said Spoja. “This massive yet underserved market is ripe for an upgrade, and I look forward to helping the team provide much-needed online banking solutions to rental property owners.”
Before KKR, Spoja worked as a Management Consultant at Bain & Company in Boston and Sydney, Australia. She holds a B.A. from Williams College in Mathematics and Economics and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Read Spoja's recent guest post on Business.com: “How CFOs Can Lead Their Companies Through a Pandemic.”
Azibo provides the industry’s first and only banking and payments platform designed for the unique needs of rental property owners. Through the company’s modern, simple and secure platform, Azibo is bridging the gap to enable renters to securely pay the way they want, while empowering landlords to transition to a modern way of doing business. Azibo’s investors include Canaan Partners, QED Investors, Khosla Ventures and SVB Capital.
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