May 24, 2023
Pipe Strengthens Executive Team as it Prepares to Expand Modern Capital Platform for All Revenue
Miami, FLA. – May 24, 2023; Pipe, the modern capital platform for fast, frictionless, dilution-free financing, today announced a significant expansion of its senior management team. These additions support the company’s ongoing growth and evolution as the platform for all entrepreneurs to turn their revenue into up-front capital. Namrata Ganatra has been appointed as Pipe’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, Scott Polchleb has joined Pipe as Chief Innovation Officer, Manpreet Dhot as Chief Risk Officer, and Yasmin Moaven, Pipe’s CMO, has been promoted to COO and CMO.
In February, Luke Voiles was appointed CEO of Pipe to scale and expand Pipe’s business, which in just three years has helped fund the growth of businesses in verticals including SaaS, direct-to-consumer (D2C) subscriptions and service-based businesses. Luke has nearly two decades of leadership experience growing technology businesses within innovative industry leaders, including Square Banking at Block, Intuit’s small business lending unit, QuickBooks Capital, and as a distressed asset and credit special situations investor at top-tier funds, including TPG Capital and Lone Star Funds. In his first 90 days at Pipe, Luke quickly identified the proven technology, product development, risk management, and operations experts to help lead Pipe’s continued growth and expansion.
New product and technology leadership
Namrata Ganatra, Chief Product and Technology Officer, is a highly accomplished tech executive with over a decade of experience in fintech, payments, and crypto markets. Prior to joining Pipe, she led Engineering and Product at Autograph, a leading NFT platform, and held senior leadership roles at Coinbase, Meta, and Paypal, where she shaped payment strategy and scaled payment infrastructure to meet the needs of millions of users. She also founded an AI-based e-commerce startup that helped SMBs grow sales across multi-channel e-commerce platforms, which was acquired by Thrasio.
Scott Polchleb, Chief Innovation Officer, is a global design leader who has built and led teams for both start-ups and large tech companies. He was previously the Global Head of Design and Creative at Square Banking, where he led design and strategy across Square Banking and CashApp. He’s also held senior leadership positions in design at Afterpay, WeWork, and Visa. He helped internal partners and clients solve complex problems, pilot projects, and achieve business goals using design thinking and best-in-class product and service design and prototyping.
“I’m excited by the huge opportunities Pipe has to majorly impact alternative and embedded finance across so many industries,” said Ganatra “The passion and energy of this team, combined with experienced leadership, is going to create amazing outcomes for our customers and shape the way business owners access financing to grow and operate.”
Expanded operational leadership
Manpreet Dhot, Chief Risk Officer (CRO), has over 20 years of leadership experience in commercial and consumer risk management. He most recently served as the CRO at Imprint, a modern co-branded credit card issuer, where he created a holistic, integrated approach to risk management and helped develop a technology roadmap to support rapid deployment and iteration of risk/pricing models and strategies. He was also the CRO at Funding Circle US, where he conceptualized and deployed credit and fraud risk capabilities that enabled Funding Circle’s US portfolio to grow from $80 million to $1.1 billion in assets under management in five years with no adverse credit outcomes. He previously spent 12 years at American Express in India and the United States in several senior roles.
Yasmin Moaven, Chief Marketing Officer, will expand her role to include Chief Operations Officer. She has been an integral part of Pipe’s early success since its public launch in 2020, where she led the development of the Pipe brand and spearheaded the company’s marketing, communications, and investor relations strategy. Yas has helped scale operations and Pipe’s reach across multiple verticals and geographies, and will now further focus on helping expand Pipe’s efforts in its next phase of growth.
“In just three years, Pipe has defined a new approach to funding the rapid growth of companies in a wide range of markets,” said Voiles. “To take advantage of the enormous opportunity, we have to focus on our core product and expand the impact and value we are delivering. We need proven industry leaders like Namrata, Scott, Manpreet, and Yas, all of whom have successfully and consistently driven massive scale and flawless execution across critical areas such as technology and product development, customer-focused design, risk management, branding, and operations. This is our fintech dream team. Pipe is now well positioned to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us in 2023 and beyond.”
Pipe is the modern capital platform built to connect entrepreneurs and business owners to fast, frictionless, dilution-free financing. Pipe turns all forms of revenue into up-front working capital to help companies improve cash flow, scale operations, and grow on their terms. To learn more, visit pipe.com or follow us on Twitter @pipe.