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Carlos Gomez and Jacobo Busto take over management of finleap connect Iberia

Madrid / Hamburg, February 24th, 2022 – Effective immediately, Carlos Gomez and Jacobo Busto are the new Managing Directors of finleap connect in Iberia in order to continue to expand the business in Iberia at full strength. They succeed previous General Manager Spain Ignacio Garcia, who will in future fully focus on his role as Chief Strategy Officer of finleap connect. 

finleap connect’s internationalisation efforts have been focussed on Spain and Portugal, two very successful Open Banking markets.  Since acquiring Spanish Open Banking provider MyValue Solutions to reinforce its presence in Iberia in July 2021, finleap connect has since taken the essential steps for a successful integration of MyValue Solutions’ technologies, solutions and products into its platform, in which Gomez and Busto  played vital roles. Both will drive the further expansion in Iberia and implement the combined technology and product suite together. 

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Carlos Gomez, Managing Director Spain finleap connect

The new Managing Director Carlos Gomez, in his positions as Head of Sales Iberia, which he assumed in August 2021, and Senior Sales Manager Spain, which he held from February 2020, was responsible for building up finleap connect’s commercial activities in Spain and Portugal. Prior to joining finleap connect, he worked as Business Development Manager EMEA at Spanish FinTech Strands. “finleap connect has been able to build up a strong presence in the Spanish market with the variety of use cases we offer around Open Banking. We plan to continue our growth in Iberia and take it to the next level with finleap connect’s quality products and international approach,” says Gomez. 

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Jacobo Busto, Managing Director Spain finleap connect

His counterpart in the new Iberian Managing Director team, Jacobo Busto, previously held the role of Chief Product Officer at MyValue Solutions since August 2019 before joining finleap connect as Head of Product Design in August 2021. At MyValue Solutions, he oversaw the definition, management and launch of the Spanish Open Banking provider’s product portfolio, including inter alia account services as well as cutting-edge categorization and enrichment technologies. “The financial services sector as a whole is moving at a brisk pace, especially surrounding Open Banking products. I look forward to, together with our team, making our solutions increasingly competitive, adaptable and flexible for the Iberian market,” adds Busto.

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Ignacio Garcia, CSO finleap connect

Previous General Manager Spain and current Chief Strategy Officer, Ignacio Garcia, is now fully focused on his strategic role to drive the overall success and internationalisation efforts of finleap connect. Garcia says, “I am proud to have achieved great success with the Spanish team and thank them from the bottom of my heart for their hard work. With the new management team, we can now continue to focus on our respective tasks with the highest quality, as our success has also ensured that we grow and have to adapt accordingly. In doing so, I am now fully dedicated to the expansion of the company and internationalisation, while my colleagues in Iberia continue to ensure the greatest possible customer success.”

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Frank Kebsch, CEO finleap connect

“I would like to congratulate Carlos and Jacobo on their new roles, as well as thank Ignacio for his great commitment and success in Spain. I’m proud to have found an excellent solution and to have them all on board,” says finleap connect CEO Frank Kebsch. “finleap connect continues to demonstrate strong growth in the Iberian market, and with Carlos and Jacobo at the helm, we are well positioned to build upon this growth,” Kebsch summarises. 

About finleap connect

finleap connect is the leading independent Open Banking platform provider in Europe. It enables companies across a multitude of industries to provide the next generation of financial services by understanding how customers transact and interact. 

With its “full-stack” platform of solutions, finleap connect makes it possible for its clients to compliantly access the financial transactions data of customers, enrich said data with analytics tools, provide digital banking services and deliver high-quality, digital financial services products and solutions to customers.

finleap connect is a regulated payment institution under the Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz – ZAG). The company employs over 160 people from more than 35 countries in its offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Milan, Madrid and Paris.

Press Contact finleap connect

Kathryn Weiser

PR & Communications

media-connect@finleap.com 

www.connect.finleap.com 

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