Nubank enhances leadership hiring in different countries

Executives from Brazil, the USA, Colombia, and Mexico join the company in various disciplines.

São Paulo, Oct 11th, 2021 – Nubank, the largest digital banking platform in the world, outside of Asia, and one of the leading technology companies in the world, with more than 40 million customers, announces the addition of four new executives: Phil Haynes, Global VP of Talent Acquisition; Fabiola Marchiori, Vice President of Engineering; Leonardo Varela, Head of Engineering in the Colombian operation; and Valerie Villarreal, Product Director in Mexico.

Recent Nubank Leadership Hirings

These executives strengthen the company’s Talent Acquisition objective of supporting Nubank’s growth trajectory, reinforcing the value of building strong and diverse teams, and its efforts to transform the company into a complete global solution financial platform.

Phil Haynes, Global VP of Talent Acquisition

The Global Vice President of Talent Acquisition will lead the Talent Acquisition teams of all operating regions of the financial services platform. Phil Haynes has more than 20 years of experience, focusing on technology and fast-growing companies. Recently, he contributed to the construction of Zoom’s Talent Acquisition area, prior to that, he held positions at Talend and Netsuite. 

Fabiola Marchiori, Vice President of Engineering

Fabiola Marchiori, Nubank’s Vice President of Engineering, has more than 15 years of experience in leading engineering teams, mainly in the financial market. Prior to joining the team, Ms. Marchiori  was Technology Director at Itaú and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Iti.

You can also read: “Joining Nubank: how we transformed our recruiting process”

Leonardo Varela, Head of Engineering at Nu Colombia

With more than 20 years of experience in the market, Colombian Leonardo Varela will be Head of Engineering of Nu Colombia. Varela has worked at companies such as Rapid7 and Intergrupo, where he led the creation of multiple cybersecurity products.

Valerie Villarreal, Product Director at Nu Mexico

For the Mexico market, Product Director Valerie Villarreal will be responsible for leading the credit card product teams, making credit accessible to more Mexican customers, and building financing solutions that make credit simple, affordable, and accessible. Prior to Nubank, Ms. Villarreal worked for six years at some of the largest Silicon Valley consumer tech companies such as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, scaling these platforms for growth within the US, Latin America, and globally.

Additionally, Nubank recently announced that Brazilian Leila Suwwan joined the team as Global Vice President of Communication.


Nubank was founded in 2013 to free people from a bureaucratic, slow and inefficient financial system. Since then, through innovative technology and outstanding customer service, the company has been redefining people’s relationship with money across Latin America. With operations in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, Nubank is today the largest digital banking platform in the world outside of Asia and one of the leading technology companies in the world, reinventing over 40 million customers’ financial lives.

Nubank achieved this by offering a no-fee credit card, entirely managed by a mobile app, and a digital account, free of taxes. Nubank also offers transparent and hassle-free personal loans, a business account tailored for SMBs, and life insurance. In 2020, Nubank acquired digital broker Easynvest, now NuInvest, and became the leader in self-directed digital investments in Brazil. 

Throughout the years, Nubank raised around US$2 billion with some of the best-known growth and technology investors in the world, such as Berkshire Hathaway, Sequoia, DST, Tencent, Tiger, Kaszek, Founders Fund, Dragoneer, TCV, Redpoint, Ribbit, GIC, Whale Rock, Invesco, QED, and Capital Group.
Today, Nubank is a global company, with offices in São Paulo (Brazil), Mexico City (Mexico), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogotá (Colombia), Durham (United States) and Berlin (Germany).

It was founded in 2013 in Sao Paulo, by Colombian David Vélez, and cofounded by Brazilian Cristina Junqueira and American Edward Wible. For more information, visit

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