Miami-based mobile payments provider YellowPepper announced on Monday that White Star Capital Co-Founder and Managing Partner Christian Hernandez has been elected to the company’s advisory board.
“Christian is a top-notch executive, business leader and finance veteran who holds an impressive track record, and we are delighted to welcome him to our Advisory Board,” YellowPepper CEO Serge Elkiner said. “His solid business acumen and deep understanding of the financial sector will be key to our ongoing efforts of revolutionizing the Mobile Payment sector. We are strategically positioning YellowPepper for the next phase of growth and are confident that he will add exceptional value to the organization.”
Before co-founding White Star, Hernandez worked at Facebook and helped expand the company’s business, development, platform and gaming partnership groups. He had held leadership roles in the U.S. and in Europe at Google and Microsoft. He began his career at MicroStrategy, a start-up he joined before its initial public offering in 1999.
“YellowPepper provides the expertise and valuable solutions to a rapidly growing market for mobile payment and financial inclusion,” Hernandez said. “I am thrilled to be part of this project and have the opportunity to contribute to the exponential growth of the mobile payment sector in the region.”
Founded in 2004, YellowPepper operates in six countries and has more than 80 employees. The company received the first IFC—a division of the World Bank—equity investment in a mobile financial company in Latin America.