Former Square and Intuit Executive to Lead Pipe’s Next Phase of Growth
Pipe, creator of the world’s first trading platform for revenues, today announced Luke Voiles will become the company’s next Chief Executive Officer and will join its board of directors as of February 20, 2023. The company has also appointed Albert Periu, the CEO of Zilch USA Inc, to its board of directors.
Voiles joins Pipe from Square, where he served as General Manager of Square Banking. With in-depth experience across fintech, financial services, and capital markets, Voiles will lead the company in its next phase of growth, working closely with Pipe’s executive team, employees and board to continue empowering entrepreneurs and companies to grow their businesses on their own terms.
“We are in a transformative period in the evolution of fintech. Embedded financial services are disrupting the status quo and Pipe has the opportunity to demonstrate to the world what the future of capital access looks like,” said Voiles. “I am excited to partner with the founders and the entire team to run with the founders’ vision to build the global platform for revenue to reach even more entrepreneurs and companies that want to expand and grow their businesses and spend less time worrying about how to access capital to do so.”
In his role at Square Banking, Voiles led the teams responsible for scaling and managing Square Loans, instant transfer, Square Checking, and Square Savings globally. The Square Loans business has been pacing above $1 billion per quarter in loan volume, making it one of the largest alternative SMB lenders in the world. Prior to Square, he held roles at Intuit, including CEO and President of QuickBooks Capital, building the lending business from scratch and scaling it to $2 billion in loans originated. Voiles has also worked at blue-chip alternative investment firms focused on credit and special situations, including TPG Capital and Lone Star Funds. His deep product and technology experience has helped Voiles establish himself at the forefront of category creation across market and economic cycles, inspiring him to develop offerings for companies and customers that are not well-served by traditional and technologically-antiquated channels.
“Pipe’s opportunity grows bigger every day. We believe that Luke is the right person to unlock our full potential and lead us into the next phase of operational excellence. Over the last two decades, Luke has helped scale innovative products within fintech leaders like Square and Intuit. He is a true builder and an entrepreneur at heart, and with his leadership experience, he will take Pipe into our most exciting phase of growth,” said Josh Mangel, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Pipe. “In my new role as Executive Chairman, I will focus on what I do best: building and driving strategy for Pipe’s long-term product vision to be the global platform for all revenue.”
“Luke is one of the best operators and leaders in the fintech space,” said Logan Allin, Pipe board member and Founder & Managing Partner, Fin Capital.“The Founders have built a category-leading platform that has reimagined software solutions to support companies in their financial journeys and streamlined access to alternative forms of financing. Luke is the ideal leader to collaborate with Pipe’s Founders, board of directors, and team to reach companies of every size and across sectors.”
Since Pipe’s launch three years ago, over 23,000 companies have signed up for Pipe, and over $7 billion of ARR has been connected to the platform. Today, over 50% of the trading volume on the platform comes from non-SaaS vertical markets, including direct-to-consumer (D2C) subscriptions, streaming services, service-based businesses, and more.