Salt Edge names Stephen Winyard as Chief Sales Officer
December 13, 2022

Salt Edge, a global leader in offering open banking solutions, has reinforced its upper management with its latest hire, appointing Stephen Winyard as Chief Sales Officer, who brings to Salt Edge a wealth of experience and proven multi-million dollar growth in numerous technology companies throughout his career.

Having Stephen on board is a key component of Salt Edge’s long-term vision to provide a universal platform to facilitate dozens of use cases based on open banking and to create a whole new digital experience for customers. His mission with Salt Edge is to expand the client base globally and help drive the company over the next growth period.

Before joining Salt Edge, Stephen co-founded, managed, and invested in several disruptive and complex technology companies. During his long-standing career of over 25 years, he has also been involved in open banking and was previously one of the founding teams for a UK-regulated PIS and AIS company.

"I am delighted to join Salt Edge, a proliferating company of bright and talented professionals equipped with an innovative vision, disruptive technological ideas, and many years of valuable expertise. The company’s commitment to providing open banking solutions to all types of businesses worldwide and becoming their most reliable partner gives me confidence in its growing success."

Stephen Winyard, Chief Sales Officer at Salt Edge

As well as his broad experience in expanding companies’ brand presence into different markets, he has been a Council member and key advisor to the UK Government with the Digital Policy Alliance that frequently met in the House of Lords in Westminster, providing expert opinion on policy and regulation to Parliamentarians, Ministers, civil servants, and industry members.

"Our vision at Salt Edge is to provide a universal platform that will enable various types of businesses to create innovative and beneficial use cases based on open banking. With his wealth of expertise, Stephen is a valuable addition to the team who, without a doubt, will contribute to building sustainable relations with financial institutions and implementing the best open banking strategies."

Garri Galanter, Chief Executive Officer at Salt Edge

As co-founder and Sales Director of plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange via an IPO in 1999, Stephen has helped the company to grow to more than 450 workers and enjoyed an impressive sale for over $200 Million in just 20 months from inception.

Amongst other companies Stephen has co-founded, managed or led their growth are: Destiny plc – a company that developed applications for digital and mobile technology solutions, was the CEO and founder of a social gaming studio and was also Sales Director of Thales Telematics plc, leading Europe’s satellite and GPS technology growth.

About Salt Edge

Salt Edge – a financial API platform with PSD2 and open banking solutions for every business. The company has two main vectors of activity: enabling third parties to access bank channels via a unified gateway and developing the technology necessary for banks to become compliant. ISO 27001 certified and AISP licensed under PSD2 ensure stable and reliable connections between financial institutions and customers. The company is integrated with 5,000+ financial institutions in 50+ countries.

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