Julian Sawyer

As a co-founder at Starling Bank, Julian was Chief Operating Officer for 3 years building the bank’s business operations, including payment systems, card operations, customer service, human resources and supplier relationships. Julian now leads Starling Payment Services, a division of the Bank offering real-time access to UK & European payments schemes such as Faster Payments, BACS and SEPA to Corporates, Banks and e-Money Institutions. Starling Payment Services also offers a Banking-As-A-Platform proposition enabling organisations to open FSCS Bank Accounts and manage payments all through a set of APIs.

Julian worked as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and EY, specialising in large-scale transformation in the cards and payments industry.

He set up his own financial services consultancy, Bluerock, which he ran for thirteen years before selling it in 2012. After many years as a consultant, joining Starling gave Julian the opportunity to put all his learnings into practice, to build a bank with an amazing team of true professionals. He enjoys working at a fintech business since he loves delivering things, making things happen and moving things forward at pace.

Chief Operating Officer, Starling Bank