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The People With Power at Stripe After COO Steps Back

A public listing of online payments giant Stripe, which could occur as soon as this year, will be a major event on Wall Street. Stripe was valued at $95 billion in a March fundraising but is worth $225 billion or higher based on offers in the secondary market for private shares. That puts the spotlight on the core group of Stripe executives who will lead the online payments company through the high-pressure listing process.

The group will include some new faces alongside the veterans reporting to co-founders Patrick and John Collison, The Information has learned. The company’s former chief operating officer, Claire Hughes Johnson, who joined Stripe in 2014 when it was just five years old, has stepped back into an advisory role. Meanwhile, Stripe has made Guillaume Poncin, formerly its head of engineering for banking products, in charge of a growing crypto operation. And it’s put a senior staffer, Fran Ryan, in place to oversee its team working on software products tied to climate change, reporting directly to CEO Patrick Collison.

These are some of the changes to The Information’s updated Stripe org chart, which identifies the company’s top 60 leaders overseeing a workforce that’s doubled to 6,000 since we first charted its leadership in October 2020.

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