Discover your dream Career
For Recruiters

$11.25bn fintech hires Revolut & Palantir alumni for top tech jobs

Rippling, a startup that initially specialized in HR tech, has been muscling its way into the fintech sector for some time now. It's added spend management systems and payroll infrastructure while looking to fintech for its technology staff. Its newest hire comes from London fintech giant Revolut.

Darrell Flinn joins Rippling in Ireland as its director of security, trust and risk. Flinn spent over three years at Revolut where he was head of information security and technology for the Irish payments division, before becoming global information security special projects officer. He reported to CISO Philip Edwards, under whom the fintech had a reported $20m stolen from it by hackers exploiting software.

Flinn left the fintech in March, around the same time that Revolut had its widely publicized accounting error and Rippling raised $500m in a funding round to combat the SVB collapse. Since then, he's been working as a private information security consultant.

He's not the only high profile tech hire this month. Last week, Rippling brought in engineering manager Jonathan Hong from compensation analysis fintech Pave in California. He was a senior engineering manager there, but the bulk of his career, nearly nine years, was spent at highly valued technology company Palantir, where he was the commercial technical lead of Apollo.

Rippling is also a top paying fintech; according to, the average total compensation engineers in the US received was $377k. The top compensation figure reported at the company in 2023 was $585k, with a $285k salary for an engineer with nine years of experience in Seattle. As for Revolut and Palantir, they're far less regarded for their pay and more so for their cultures. However, those cultures couldn't be more different; one is infamously hard-working while the other has been called a "colony of artists" by its CEO.

Click here to create a profile on eFinancialCareers and make yourself visible to recruiters hiring for top jobs in technology and finance. To stay informed, Sign up here to get Morning Coffee in your inbox or sign up to our new Fintech Newsletter

Have a confidential story, tip, or comment you’d like to share? Contact: +44 7537 182250 (SMS, Whatsapp or voicemail). Telegram: @SarahButcher. Click here to fill in our anonymous form, or email Signal also available

Bear with us if you leave a comment at the bottom of this article: all our comments are moderated by human beings. Sometimes these humans might be asleep, or away from their desks, so it may take a while for your comment to appear. Eventually it will – unless it’s offensive or libelous (in which case it won’t.)

Photo by Johnny Brown on Unsplash

AUTHORAlex McMurray Editor

Sign up to Morning Coffee!

Coffee mug

The essential daily roundup of news and analysis read by everyone from senior bankers and traders to new recruits.

Boost your career

Find thousands of job opportunities by signing up to eFinancialCareers today.
Recommended Articles
Recommended Jobs

Sign up to Morning Coffee!

Coffee mug

The essential daily roundup of news and analysis read by everyone from senior bankers and traders to new recruits.