- Investing and savings platform Stash introduced new CEO Liza Landsman.
- Landsman will take the helm from co-founder Brandon Krieg, who will transition into the role of Head of Business Development.
- Stash made its Finovate debut at FinovateFall 2017 in New York.
Investing and savings platform Stash is starting the month with a brand new Chief Executive Officer. Effective Monday, technology executive, veteran venture investor, and independent Stash board member Liza Landsman took over the top spot at the New York-based fintech. Landsman succeeds Stash co-founder Brandon Krieg, who will transition into the role of Head of Business Development. Co-founder Ed Robinson will continue to serve as company President.
“Liza is the right person to lead Stash as we continue to hit major revenue and customer milestones and evolve the business,” Krieg said. “Her experience and knowledge of consumer products, e-commerce, and fintech is ideally suited to the opportunities ahead.”
With more than two million active subscribers, Stash offers a banking and investing app designed to simplify personal financial management. With a starting price of $3 a month, the company offers a variety of investing, banking, education, and financial advice subscription-based products. Last year, Stash launched its new banking infrastructure Stash Core, that will enable the company to launch new capabilities in credit, savings, lending, and more. Stash’s new banking account experience – which includes access to Stash’s upgraded Stock-Back Debit Mastercard – was built on Stash Core, and is an example of the kind of solutions that will be available via the platform.
“Stash Core gives us flexibility and ownership of every customer touchpoint,” Krieg said when the technology was unveiled last September. “It’s the future of inclusive finance and transformative to our business.”
In her role as CEO, Landsman will lead a company that topped $100 million in revenue and achieved growth of nearly 30% in 2022. At a time of economic uncertainty – including concerns over inflation and fears of recession – Stash customers set aside nearly $3 billion on the Stash platform via regular, automated deposits averaging $30 each.
“Stash empowers millions of Americans to manage and grow their wealth,” Landsman said. “Its simple-yet-disruptive subscription platform, rooted in a deep commitment to the financial well-being of our customers, is exactly what millions of everyday Americans need today.”
Landsman comes to Stash after serving in major operations and leadership roles at Jet.com, Citigroup, BlackRock, and E*Trade. Most recently Landsman was a General Partner at global venture capital firm NEA.