Some bittersweet news to report today, we’re saying goodbye to our original CEO and Monzo co-founder, @tom
Tom took a new position as President last year, along with some well-deserved time off, as our new CEO TS Anil took a fresh lead on things. And now Tom’s stepping away from Monzo entirely, though we’re sure he’ll be cheering us on from the sidelines.
I’ve been a big admirer of Tom from the day I joined Monzo. Frankly, I didn’t know anything about the world of Fintech before I started and wasn’t aware of the fanbase he personally had. But I remember some early 2018 All Hands meetings where it became clear that Tom wasn’t just a great company leader, but a real visionary for the industry. (Although I still have the words “UNIT ECONOMICS” seared in my brain).
Tom’s also been super candid about his own struggles, both internally and externally such as in the Techcrunch article. And this set a great example for all of us. It’s meant that we’ve got a culture where it’s ok to say you’re not ok. And that’s meant so much when I’ve found things difficult myself.
I say bittersweet because this means we’re entering a new chapter in Monzo’s history. We’ve got some fresh faces at the executive level with Sujata and TS. And they’ve already done some amazing work. I’m looking forward for y’all getting to know them too once we get to do some proper introductions
I’m sure a lot of you will have your own memories of Tom too, and I’d welcome you to share them below. I’m sure he’d love to hear from all of you