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Griffin strengthens leadership team with Marina Gorey joining as Chief People Officer

The UK bank appoints new Chief People Officer to drive organisational growth and enhance internal operations

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Nkechinyere Ogueri-OnyeukwuTuesday 2 May 2023

London, May 2nd, 2023 Griffin, the UK’s first full-stack Banking as a Service platform, announced today that Marina Gorey has joined the company as Chief People Officer. This marks a new phase for the fast-growing fintech, which was recently authorised, subject to restrictions, as a UK bank by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

David Jarvis, CEO and co-founder of Griffin, commented: “Continuing to cultivate a talented and engaged team is essential to our future success. We are thrilled to welcome Marina as our new Chief People Officer and believe her expertise will help us further enhance our culture and internal operations, accelerating our growth trajectory and better serving our customers and employees.”

Marina has an impressive track record of building winning cultures at ambitious organisations. She co-founded kid-tech startup SuperAwesome in 2012, which was acquired by Epic Games, and has over 15 years of experience in tech, specialising in creating high-performing organisations through effective hiring and a focus on empowerment. Over the past five years, Marina has served as Chief People Officer at Lick and worked in-house at Seedcamp, advising portfolio companies.

Marina joins Griffin during a critical time for the bank and will play a crucial role in ensuring that Griffin continues to innovate while offering reliable technology and banking services. Her appointment is part of Griffin’s strategy to scale its open and transparent culture and attract top talent.

“Griffin is turning heads in a highly competitive industry, demonstrating the fintech community’s appetite for a bank customers can build on,” said Marina Gorey. “I have been hugely impressed by the incredible culture that Griffin has already built, and I am excited to have been invited to help it on the next stage of its journey.”

The new appointment carries on an exciting year for the London-based bank, which has recently announced its new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. With Marina Gorey's appointment, Griffin is well-positioned to continue its growth trajectory and deliver innovative, reliable banking services to its customers.

About Griffin

Griffin is an API-first UK bank and full-stack Banking as a Service platform. It was founded by Silicon Valley engineers David Jarvis and Allen Rohner (who co-founded tech unicorn CircleCI) and is led by a team of banking and technology executives from Form3, Monzo, SWIFT, GoCardless and more. Griffin is based in the UK and backed by investors EQT Ventures, Notion Capital, Tribe Capital, and Seedcamp. Griffin is a UK bank authorised with restrictions by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the PRA and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm Reference Number (FRN) is 970920.