Saltare, the UK’s Early Payment FinTech, has bolstered its commercial team with the appointment of Tracy Grazioli, as Commercial Manager formerly with the Department of International Trade, Ernst and Young and Santander.

She will be responsible for driving Saltare’s customer acquisition programme supporting major private sector organisations and local authorities, with a particular focus on Saltare’s first major product launch, Early Pay.

Tracy has spent 30 years in Trade Finance, more recently as an International & Working Capital Origination Director at Santander, and International Relationship Director at Bank of Ireland. She was also the Economic Development – Business Growth Manager at Opportunity Peterborough, the Economic Development company for Peterborough City Council.

She is known for managing and guiding staff and proactively promoting positive working relationships to foster a culture of engagement. In her spare time, Tracy is also the Chair of The Westminster Club, for local business members in Hertford & Bishops Stortford to engage on local issues.  She believes in working to a high level of integrity and diligence, always looking for solutions to get things done.

Tracy says she wants to make a real difference to the business community: “Joining Saltare has enabled me to combine my previous experiences working with local authorities and the international finance market, and I’m looking forward to putting this to good use, using technology to boost certainty around cashflow after such a tumultuous few years.”

Anthony Persse, Chief Executive and Founder of Saltare, says he is delighted to welcome Tracy to the team: “Her deep understanding, knowledge and first-hand practical experience in this sector will be extremely valuable to us.

“Our mission is to change the mindset of businesses once and for all, to embrace a new approach that is simple to deliver, and that will have positive consequences for future generations, and we are very excited to have Tracy on board throughout this journey.”

Saltare aims to shift the debate away from the negative commentary around ‘late payment’ and move it to a more positive conversation about ‘early payment’. This will help create more jobs, deliver greater levels of investment and generate deeper social value with long-term sustainability at a time when the country needs it the most.