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Petal promotes Ali Heron to chief technology officer
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Petal promotes Ali Heron to chief technology officer

The credit card fintech Petal said Thursday it named Ali Heron its chief technology officer. The move is part of a longstanding push to diversify employees and people in leadership, which the company charts on its careers page.Heron, who joined Petal a year ago as head of engineering, has more than 20 years of experience in technology and finance, including 10 years at Microsoft serving in engineering and product roles. During her yearlong tenure as head of engineering at Petal, the engineering team doubled in size from 28 people in March 2021 to just over 60 people today.  “My job is to unlock the innovation that enables Petal to help as many of those people as possible,” said Ali Heron, chief technology officer of Petal. A third of that group are women. Women also make up half the 1...