Finder appoints Shanyn Payne as first chief people officer


• Payne joins with over 20 years of experience working with big brands

Finder has appointed people and culture leader Shanyn Payne to the position of chief people officer as the global fintech continues its expansion. 

Payne joins with over 20 years of experience working with big brands including Afterpay, Seek, Priceline, Dick Smith, Online Education Services and Woolworths. Melbourne-based, Payne will take the reins of the People and Culture function as Finder scales its crew and culture globally. 

Currently a crew of over 500, this number is expected to double within the next two years.

Payne is responsible for ensuring Finder’s culture transcends business units and geographies as the company continues to grow its presence in Australia and overseas.  She brings a wealth of experience to the table having worked with global teams ranging from 1 to 1000 people. At present Finder’s workforce spans more than 30 countries. 

Frank Restuccia, founder and Co-CEO of Finder, said Payne’s background in agile and high growth tech businesses made her a standout for the role.

“I’m excited to have Shanyn join our global executive team and lead our dynamic People and Culture function into our next phase.

“A passionate advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, Shanyn’s remit includes introducing new initiatives to ensure that we’re doing all that we can to foster the best possible culture at Finder.

“Our amazing crew are the heartbeat of Finder and Shanyn’s role is dedicated to helping them thrive and be their authentic selves in the workplace.”

Finder now has nine offices around the world: Sydney, Adelaide, London, New York, Denver, Singapore, Manila, Wroclaw and Toronto. 

Payne said the opportunity to join Finder was a no-brainer. “Finder’s reputation as a values-led organisation was hugely attractive.

“The ‘1 Crew’ value resonates as I’m all about camaraderie and collaboration and the roles that these play in scaling and growing businesses. 

“There’s world-class talent at Finder and I can’t wait to work with them to realise their full potential, individually and as 1 Crew, to help people make better finance decisions.”

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