Meri Williams, CTO at Pleo

The Challenge

Pleo is a leading SaaS Fintech business, offering businesses smart payment cards for their employees. This eradicates the need for expense forms and keeps companies in control of their spending. In December 2021, Pleo raised $200m in Series C funding – making them the most funded B2B spend management service in Europe.

The Opportunity

Pleo needed to hire a strong commercial CTO with proven business acumen, as the candidate would be a key member of Pleo’s SLT. Alongside scaling the engineering team, the candidate would also be responsible for other domains (data, IT etc.) – so well-rounded experience was essential. Pleo were looking for an authentic candidate who would champion their company culture.

The Candidate

Pleo hired Meri Williams, a seasoned SaaS executive with extensive experience across a broad range of companies and domains, including her notable work as CTO of Monzo. However, Meri’s experience spans far beyond SaaS, with experience in Advisory, Chair and NED roles throughout her career. Meri is also a published author and international speaker, with a focus on inclusion and diversity.