Brex, the financial technology company that helps ambitious companies scale, today announced the hire of Paul-Henri (PH) Ferrand as COO, to lead Brex’s go-to-market function through the company’s next phase of growth and expansion.
Ferrand joins Brex from Google, where he was President, Global Customer Operations for Google Cloud.
“PH is a crucial hire for our team as we continue to scale. He brings the unique combination of experience with rapid scaling and growth while maintaining a customer-centric ethos,” said Henrique Dubugras, co-founder and co-CEO of Brex. “Ferrand and the rest of the leaders at Brex share the same belief in the promise of a future that offers seamless product experiences at the point of integration between financial products and services to our expanding customer base.”
As Chief Operating Officer at Brex, Ferrand will unite all of the customer-facing parts of the organization – marketing, business development, sales and customer experience – under one leader focused on delivering Brex’s vision and strategy to its customers. As momentum builds for Brex’s second product, Brex Cash, PH will be integrating and optimizing Brex’s customer acquisition efforts to include both products. Furthermore, he will strengthen key Brex go-to-market initiatives including channel sales, brand marketing and customer relationship management.
“Brex is well-positioned to go from provider of corporate credit cards to a full-fledged financial brand thanks to its innovative products that provide critical differentiated financial services,” Ferrand said. “I look forward to working with the incredible team at Brex and capitalize on that foundation to further nurture a strong culture, continue to attract great talent and accelerate our market momentum.”
Prior to his role at Google, Ferrand spent ten years at Dell, and in his last role, was President of Dell North America, covering both consumer and business segments, and all products and solutions. Ferrand also held senior roles in the telecom industry at Nokia, Alcatel and AT&T.
Brex is transforming B2B payments by creating corporate cards, cash management accounts, rewards, and travel programs that are tailored to specific industries. In 2018 Brex launched the first corporate card and rewards program specifically designed for startups. By rebuilding the credit card tech stack from the ground up, Brex is able to reimagine every aspect of corporate cards, including underwriting, transparency, and approvals, to create a radically better experience for customers. Brex is backed by Y Combinator Continuity, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and more, and has raised $315M in equity and secured $510 million of debt capital with Barclays and Credit Suisse. The company’s headquarters are in San Francisco with an additional office in Salt Lake Valley.