Gigs appoints ex-Stripe exec Rishi Sachdeva head of fintech

Source: Gigs

Gigs, the world’s first telecom-as-a-service platform, today announced that Rishi Sachdeva has joined the company as Head of Fintech. Sachdeva joins Gigs after six years at Stripe, where he served in various partnerships and business development leadership roles, most recently as Head of GTM Partnerships.

During his tenure, Sachdeva managed partnerships with category defining companies including Shopify, Plaid, Meta, Apple, Lightspeed and Xero.

Based in San Francisco, Sachdeva will lead Gigs’ strategy and growth in the fintech sector, overseeing key partnerships at a time of significant momentum for the company. His appointment follows the promotion of Rafa Plantier, who previously led Fintech and will now serve as Head of Go-to-Market for the organization.

“Rishi’s deep industry expertise will prove invaluable for Gigs as an increasing number of leading fintechs seek to offer embedded connectivity and branded phone plans to their customers,” said Hermann Frank, co-founder and CEO of Gigs. “In recent months, we’ve seen a surge of interest from pioneering companies in the space, and Rishi’s knowledge and networks will enable us to further capitalize on this exciting momentum as we partner with the world’s top fintechs to strengthen their offerings and unlock new streams of revenue.”

Sachdeva’s leap to Gigs marks a significant trend in top-tier fintech talent joining the company. Industry veterans from the likes of Stripe, Adyen, Paypal, Revolut, and Klarna have joined Gigs in various leadership capacities, including: Steven van Bommel (Head of Finance, ex-Adyen), April Popescu (Head of Telecom, ex-Stripe), and Rafa Plantier (Head of GTM, ex-Nubank, Stripe).

“In many respects, the talent and energy within Gigs today is reminiscent of the early days of Stripe,” said Rishi Sachdeva. “When I first met the team, it was immediately clear that they have the unshakable focus and customer obsession needed to abstract away the complexities of telecom, and bring to market an elegant solution that enables ambitious technology companies to embed connectivity.” 

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