Curve lands Oestmann as new chief operating officer

UK banking platform Curve has announced the appointment of Nathalie Oestmann as the firms new chief operating officer (COO).

Curve consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one card and is also available via an online app.

Oestmann will oversee and lead Curve’s operational strategies ahead of the company’s expansion plans into Europe and the US in 2020. 

“I feel privileged to be joining Curve at this pivotal moment as it scales its platform, offering, and customer base,” said Nathalie Oestmann, Curve’s new COO. 

“The company’s vision of moving banking to the cloud is both unique and powerful and it provides its customers with a compelling value proposition with minimal behavioural change. 

“My primary objective at Curve will be to ensure we realise our full potential as we take the company into our next chapter of growth.”

Oestmann boasts an impressive career to date, working for noticeable firms like Amex, Samsung Pay and IDEMIA.

She was a pivotal figure in successfully launching the Samsung Pay solution across six European countries and established strategic partnerships across the entire payments ecosystem.

“Nathalie is an incredibly talented and energetic force and it is testament to the heights Curve has reached that we can welcome someone of Nathalie’s calibre to the team at Curve as our new Chief Operating Officer,” said Shachar Bialick, Founder and CEO. 

“Nathalie’s industry experience and track record make her the ideal choice to propel the team forward as we progress in our mission to move banking to the cloud and accelerate our growth,” added Bialick.

Oestmann joins Curve in a period of record-breaking growth after the firm became the fastest startup to raise £4m in the history of Crowdcube – in just 42 minutes.