Supplier payment platform Melio has announced two new VPs to join its executive team. Michael Brous has joined from Airbnb to serve as its VP of Business Development and Nir Galon has joined as VP of Product from Intuit, BlueVine, and Rewire.
As VP of Business Development, Brous will lead strategic partnerships and help scale Melio’s presence and impact in the market. Before Melio, he helped Airbnb establish its core business and drive deals with Apple, Amex, Tesla, and more. Before Airbnb, Brous was at Yahoo!.
“Melio is a hyper-growth startup, backed by world-class investors, which is revolutionizing the way businesses pay each other,” Brous said in a statement. “In light of the impact that Covid-19 has had on our economy, I’m excited to help lead this mission-driven company and to keep small businesses in business.”
Nir Galon will be joining Melio as VP of Product, tasked with overseeing the company’s product management in the fintech space - a sector that has grown 700% over the last year. Prior to Melio, Galon has worked at fintech companies like Intuit, BlueVine, and Rewire.
"As someone who experienced first hand the struggles of small businesses with making payments and managing cash flow, I’m thrilled to join Melio, a company focused on addressing these pain points,” Galon said.
Matan Bar, Melio’s Co-Founder and CEO, added that “Melio is proud to have attracted world-class talent and savvy leaders like Michael and Nir, and I’m confident that they will be instrumental in helping Melio scale to the next level.”
Melio was founded in 2018 by Bar, Ziv Paz, and Ilan Atlas, who serve as the company’s COO and CTO respectively. To date, the company has raised a total of $144 million helping small businesses with their payment solutions.