The inspiration behind Remitly came when Matt was working for Barclays in Kenya and saw how difficult it was to send and receive money overseas. Matt was drawn to the global impact his business could have: remittances eclipse foreign aid in improving global wealth equality and give people who receive them upward mobility. He began working on the problem immediately as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Highway 12 Ventures in Idaho and launched the company from Techstars in Seattle. Matt was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the Pacific Northwest and has been recognized as a Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree for his work with Remitly. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College.
Josh joined Remitly after initially acting as a mentor for the company in the TechStars program. With family living abroad he has experienced the challenge of sending money across borders first-hand. Josh has a history of making beautiful products: most recently as Co-Founder and CEO of Shelfari, a virtual bookshelf which was acquired by Amazon.com in 2008.
Shivaas is an entrepreneur and engineer who loves creating products and using technology to solve problems. Being an immigrant with family based in India, he has experienced the challenges with cross-border banking first-hand. Shivaas holds an MS in IT from Carnegie Mellon University and BS in Computer Science from Wilkes University.
As Chief Product Officer Karim Meghji brings over 25 years of product development and innovation experience to Remitly. He has led numerous product teams through large scale growth and global expansion at companies including Booking.com where he was Head of Product, buuteeq as the Chief Product Officer and VP of Engineering, and RealNetworks where he was part of product development leadership. He oversees product management, design, and engineering at Remitly.
Saema brings 20 years of experience to Remitly’s leadership team. Saema has extensive experience leading complex global transactions and advising corporations on governance, ESG and securities legal matters. She has led and executed over $50 billion in capital markets offerings and acquisitions. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Fifth Third Bank, where she advised the senior leadership team and the Board of Directors on corporate transactions and capital raising activities, shareholder engagement, ESG, executive compensation and securities law matters. She previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Warren Resources, Inc., and held various legal roles at PepsiCo, Inc. and the law firms of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Davis Polk LLP. She received her bachelor's degree from Yale University and her law degree from Yale Law School.
Susanna brings over 20 years of experience to Remitly’s leadership team. Her background includes scaling the financial operations of several technology companies, strategy and analytics, and leading transactions totaling $30 billion in value including IPOs, acquisitions, divestitures, and debt financing. Most recently, Morgan was Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Apptio. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Finance at Concur. She also had several Corporate Development leadership positions at companies including Vertafore, Charles Schwab, and Oracle. She received her MBA in Business Administration at Harvard and both an MA in International Studies and BA in Economics at Stanford.
Rob brings over 25 years of experience to Remitly’s leadership team. Most recently he was Chief Marketing Officer at Habit, LLC, a company that provides personalized nutrition solutions, and Chief Marketing Officer at Smule, Inc, a mobile app developer that specializes in social music-making and collaboration applications. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Ancestry. He also had several leadership positions at companies including StubHub and Bank of the West. Singer received his bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.
Rene brings more than 25 years of experience in various U.S. and European based customer support and operations roles to Remitly. Most recently she was VP of Customer Support at Pearson Education, and prior to that, General Manager of Global Consumer Support at Microsoft managing over 20,000 Microsoft support agents. Rene received her post-graduate degree from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in London, and her bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University.