Today, we are pleased to share Jeff Pietras has joined Uphold as Vice President of Payments. He will be responsible for development of new international markets and the expansion of payment services available to Uphold members as the company expands cross-border payments and money transfer capabilities.

We are very excited to have a dynamic payments leader like Jeff onboard with a truly international pedigree and consumer-focused vision to continue the company’s disruptive transformation of this industry. Jeff brings a wealth of experience working across both developed and developing markets with an understanding of traditional players and startups in the payments partnership ecosystem.

For the past 15 years, Pietras has worked with some of the biggest names in financial services, consumer technology products and cross-border payments. His rich background in fintech and disruptive technologies will bring valuable experience to Uphold’s payments strategy as the company seeks inclusion across developed and developing markets.

Jeff joins Uphold from WorldRemit, a London based fIntech company, where he was in charge of international development across key growth regions in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Previously, he worked at Western Union leading digital transformation of the incumbent global payments provider. He also spent six years working at Nokia in Europe in various development roles expanding the business into new mobile services including, financial applications for the unbanked.

Please join us in welcoming Jeff to the Uphold’s growing global team, we are thrilled to have him onboard!

Onwards and Updwards!

Robin O'Connell

Executive Vice President, Head of Growth & Partnerships