Tyro Payments has appointed Joshua Walther as the company’s Director of Sales to replace departing co-founder, Andrew Rothwell.

Walther joins Tyro from ING Direct and has more than 18 years’ experience in financial services and management consulting with ING Direct, Aussie Home Loans, KPMG Consulting and Arthur Anderson Business Consulting.

“Joshua has extensive experience delivering sales growth for financial services businesses across multiple distribution formats including direct, digital & third party,” Tyro CEO Gerd Schenkel said.

“His background in strategy development and customer experience make him the ideal appointment to support our short and long term growth agenda, to provide fast, easy and integrated banking for Australia’s two million small and medium sized businesses.”

During his eight years at ING Direct, Walther held senior roles growing and developing consumer sales and service channels.

Most recently, as Head of Direct Distribution, he was named Australian Customer Experience Executive of the Year 2015 by the Customer Service Institute of Australia.

Walther said he was looking forward to taking on a new challenge with a fast-growing business like Tyro after almost 20 years in larger organisations.

“I am excited to be joining Tyro as it seeks to fundamentally improve the way businesses do their banking,” he said.

“Tyro’s technology-driven mindset and capability places it in a unique position to build a multi-faceted and scalable platform to accelerate revenue growth and make banking easier for thousands of Australian businesses. I’m excited to play a part in its future.”

Walther is the fourth senior Tyro appointment to be join from established financial institutions in the last eight months.

In October 2016, former Telstra Digital Executive Director and UBank founder Gerd Schenkel was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

He was joined by a new Head of Product, Kareem Al-Bassam, and a new Head of Brand & Marketing, Natalie Dinsdale, in January.

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