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Jess Houlgrave

Jess Houlgrave is Chief of Staff at, a global fintech company with over 1,000 employees and 17 offices around the world. works with some of the world’s most innovative companies and established global brands to simplify financial complexities, drive innovation and unlock growth by providing solutions to complex digital payment problems. It’s most recent fundraising round valued the company at over $15B making it EMEA’s most valuable venture-backed business. Jess has a multidisciplinary background across banking, private equity, and more recently as a blockchain entrepreneur. Her focus is on organisational effectiveness and developing strong systems and processes to support scaling businesses. She has an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and an MA in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art.

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CoS Start Date

Feb 17, 2020

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6 to 10

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Always ask the question that no-one else wants to.


Insight to what has worked well and not for me so far. Experience as a founder, fundraising, and scaling.


How to continue to develop my role, the office of the CEO and my executive presence.