Trustly bolsters its North American management team with Citigroup, PayPal alumni

San Carlos, California, November 12, 2020 – Trustly, the global leader in Online Banking Payments, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its North American management team to support its accelerating growth in North America.

Alexandre Gonthier will continue to lead the North American business as CEO of Trustly North America, and also takes on an additional role as Global Chief Strategy Officer. Alexandre founded PayWithMyBank in Silicon Valley in 2012, which merged with Trustly in 2019, and has spent his career as a fintech entrepreneur and investor. His new appointment reflects Trustly's momentum in North America and the success of its global expansion strategy. 

John McLane has been promoted to President of Trustly North America, where he previously served as COO and CFO. Prior to joining Trustly, John had a long history of leading enterprise technology companies and delivering results for shareholders, including Vista Equity Partners, Apax Partners, and Sverica Capital. 

Wendy Roberts joins Trustly as VP Risk. Wendy is an expert in marketplace, social media, and fintech risk, and was formerly Vice President of Trust & Safety and Customer Support at Thumbtack. Prior to Thumbtack, Wendy held positions at Facebook, PayPal, and Fair Isaac.

Michelle Tien joins Trustly as VP People and Operations. Michelle has dedicated her career to growing and scaling financial services businesses and enterprise products. She has held high profile and C-suite positions with leading firms including Citigroup, S&P Global, and American Express.  

Oscar Berglund, Trustly’s Global CEO, says: “We are thrilled with the success and tremendous growth of our North American business, and are proud to invest in our executive team. Alex, John, Michelle, and Wendy all have proven track records of successfully scaling fast-growing organizations, and I look forward to Trustly North America further expanding our market-leading position in Online Banking Payments."



About Trustly

Founded in 2008, Trustly is the global leader in Online Banking Payments. Our account-to-account network bypasses the card networks, letting consumers make fast, simple and secure payments to merchants directly from their online banking accounts. With support for more than 6,300 banks, roughly 525 million consumers across Europe and North America can pay with Trustly. We serve many of the world’s most prominent merchants within e-commerce, financial services, gaming, media, telecom and travel, which all benefit from increased consumer conversion and reduced operations, fraud and chargeback costs.

Trustly has 500 employees across Europe, the US and Latin America. We are a licensed Payment Institution under the second payment services directive (PSD2) and operate under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Europe. In the US, we are state regulated as required to serve our target markets. Read more at www.trustly.com.