Ms Pierce-Gilmore has been a payments and fintech executive for 20+ years across firms, including American Express, Capital One, PayPal, and most recently startup companies Raise Marketplace and Flexa Technologies. She has held leadership positions from leading Strategy to COO, President, and CEO roles. In addition to her deep expertise in customer experience, consumer lending, product development, and P&L management, she has also led businesses on the merchant side of the payments ecosystem. She is currently CEO of a boutique executive search firm focused primarily in the fintech space. Kathleen has recently completed the Non-Executive Director Diploma program through the Financial Times. She is also a director of Tala.