Megan Caywood: Platform Builder

Megan Caywood’s strength is her ability to see 3 moves ahead.  As Chief Platform Officer of Starling Bank, she is helping to build one of the most innovative new banks in the UK.    Starling bank believes in building a strong core, and then extending it’s platform to fintech’s who bring their strengths to the table and benefit customers and employees.   Megan oversees that platform, helping to build a strong core, and making sure that the components of the platform can play well together.    Building the model for future banks as part of someone else’s vision wasn’t necessarily her first plan, but when she realized that Ann Boden and she shared a special vision for really changing the nature of banking, and re-empowering customers- she has taken all her experience at companies like Intuit and Xero to realize that vision.


Megan is Chief Platform Officer, leading its design, development and the API strategy. Prior to joining Starling, Megan worked in technology in San Francisco, heading up product development at Intuit and Xero, two of the world’s largest financial technology companies.

Megan was working towards a PhD in cognitive science when she co-founded a technology business with a friend. She fell in love with building tech products and the creative, collaborative approach of a cross-functional team, so decided to pursue this at Intuit.

Megan joined Starling because it has the tech, the vision and the world class team to do something truly notable – disrupt the banking industry in the fintech capital of the world, by building a full stack bank from scratch with the vision for the world’s best current account.

If she wasn’t at Starling, Megan would be working on building her own fintech company.

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Produced by Rachel Morrissey, Senior Producer, Provoke Media