Stake Appoint CEO Jon Howie

By Dexter Cousins on 16/02/2024

Stake Co-Founders Matt Leibowitz and Dan Silver join Dexter Cousins in episode 182 of Fintech Chatter Podcast.

In another one of our 'Origin Stories' Matt and Dan share their incredible journey from becoming friends to becoming business partners. Stake is one of Australia's most successful Fintech. They have raised US $93.5m to date with Tiger Global investing in their $50m Series A in March 2022.

Their international success and growth has led Matt and Dan to believe the opportunity ahead of them is much bigger than they first envisaged back in 2017 when they launched the business.

Entrepreneurs are often known for their adaptability in driving scaleups, but many find it difficult adapting to someone else at the helm. For many scaleups, the CEO shuffle is a key part of long term success, but why?

Stake is the latest scaleup to appoint a new CEO,  Jon Howie, seeing Matt return to his roots in product and business strategy.

For many founders, the thought of letting go of their baby is unfathomable.

Dexter chats to Matt and Dan about their thinking in bringing in Jon and their appointment last year of Chair, Geoff Lloyd.

Tune in for an honest, thoughtful and candid discussion on life as co-founders and 'letting go of the baby' as we celebrate the first seven years of Stake.

Dan and Matt share lessons they've learned, the decisions they've made and the people they've brought on board as they Stake a market leading position in the next seven years.

Download the Stake App

Find out about Stake careers 

Article written by Dexter Cousins
Founder of Tier One People and host of the Fintech Chatter Podcast.

Latest Episodes

Find your Favourite episode

"Dex does a great job at bringing FinTech founders and thought leaders onto the podcast while providing valuable insights into the industry. An informal atmosphere allows genuine chats."
Wagner Camarao
"My No1 go-to podcast to get access to an amazing roll call of Founders and Fintech leaders. Dexter does a great job getting his interviewees to share frank points of view and great insights."
Alt Bankin for all
"What I love about this show is the breadth of people and their experience that Dexter is able to tap into. Not so long ago people paid to hear for this kind of advice- now you can get it for free!"
Rob Hoxton
"The definitive Fintech podcast in Australia. Never short on insight and always current on on the challenges and thinking in the Fintech industry. Great subscribe for anyone interested in tech and entrepreneurialism."
Boscoe Tan