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From The Engine Room: Emmanuel Ide

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We are delighted to welcome to Glint our new Head of Engineering, Emmanuel Ide. Emmanuel will be responsible for growing our world-class product team and continuing to enhance the user experience as well as deliver new features for our clients. This hire is integral to Glint fulfilling its growth plans and expanding market share.

Emmanuel has 15 years leadership experience in technology and product, working for B2C and B2B start-ups and scale-ups. He was most recently, Chief Technology Officer at Curio, a media platform for high-quality audio journalism. As CTO, Emmanuel was responsible for founding and growing both the product teams and data teams to support the rapid growth of the company. During his tenure as CTO, Curio successfully closed a $9m Series A funding round in September 2020.

Prior to Curio, Emmanuel demonstrated a strong record of building and managing high performing teams and successful product, holding roles as Head of Technology at online accountancy firm Crunch, CTO at art therapy non-profit Chroma, Head of Development at a business logistics specialist Quru, as well as software development roles at Motorola and Shop.com.

Emmanuel says: “Glint’s ambition to democratise gold and to give everyone an equal opportunity to prosper is inspirational. I’m proud to be joining such a talented leadership team with a deep knowledge of the industry and have a great opportunity to shape Glint’s future and establish it as a premier payments platform. I have the exciting role of building on and leading a dedicated team that are already working tirelessly to ensure that Glint’s platform provides our clients with the best possible user experience to allow them to take advantage of the alternative currency revolution”.

In welcoming Emmanuel, Glint’s CEO Jason Cozens, said: “Emmanuel brings fantastic expertise to Glint and we’re delighted to welcome him to the team. As a FinTech, we know the user experience of our platform is integral to our success and this is something that he will be overhauling over the next few months. It is something that our clients expect, and Emmanuel is the perfect hire to meet this challenge and lead the creation of a truly world-class mobile app and platform”.