The role of CFO at a Fortune 20 company might be a dream job for many finance professionals, but General Motors’s CFO finds greener pastures with a fintech startup.
The automaker said Tuesday that its 41-year old CFO Dhivya Suryadevara will step down and the firm will start a search for a successor immediately.
“I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given at GM,” Suryadevara said in a statement. “While I look forward to a new opportunity that will allow me to apply my skills in a new sector, I have great confidence in GM’s trajectory and future.”
She will join San Francisco-based Stripe after serving as the CFO at GM for two years.
Stripe raised US$600 million from investors including Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst and Sequoia Capital.
The fintech firm said it has a 2,800-strong workforce across 16 global offices — with more than 400 new staffers coming on board thus far in the year, while ramping up international expansion significantly over the past year with service launches in 15 new countries across Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe.