London, 8 December 2022 – Hi Group, the fintech which helps companies unlock fast, affordable working capital and pay employees more flexibly, has appointed Lee Cullinane to the position of General Counsel.
Lee joins the leadership team at Hi who will be able to draw upon his extensive experience as a legal professional in a number of high profile law firms in London. He will play a critical role in the company’s expansion providing strategic legal advice on all aspects of the business operation including governance, corporate and institutional legal matters.
Having graduated from Queen Mary University of London, Lee joined Clifford Chance LLP and became a partner in the practice. He subsequently became a partner in Mayer Brown and then White & Case LLP, where as Regional Section Head he led the firm’s banking practice in EMEA from 2012-19. More recently, Lee was a partner in McGuireWoods’ London office, where he led the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa finance group. His legal expertise spans the public and private debt markets with a focus on private equity, leverage finance and cross-border transactions and was consistently highly ranked by Chambers UK and Legal 500.
On his appointment, Lee Cullinane said: “It’s an exciting time to join the Hi Group which has gone from strength to strength over the past year. I look forward to being part of the team as we gear up to lead the way in providing companies with much needed cash and employees with flexible access to their salary which can help them through the cost of living crisis.”
Commenting on the appointment, David Brown, Founder and Chief Executive of Hi Group said: “Lee has a very impressive track record at some of the most prestigious law firms across London and so we are delighted to have him onboard. His expertise will be integral as we enter our next growth stage and deliver on our vision to make payroll more accessible for everyone.”
Hi helps companies unlock fast, affordable working capital and pay employees more flexibly. With Hi, employees can access their earnings whenever they want, helping businesses enhance staff wellbeing through financial freedom. Hi also turns payroll into a new source of working capital for businesses. This means that, without adding debt, companies can now access fast, affordable funds to grow or optimise their finances.