Former Head of Growth led company to partnerships with HR technology companies with over 5 million end users

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#earnedwageaccessClair, a New York-based financial technology company, announced today the promotion of its Head of Growth, Lance Katigbak, to Chief Revenue Officer. The promotion follows recent announcements of new partnership deals with a number of leading HR tech companies, including When I Work and Workwell.

“I am very excited to welcome Lance to the company’s executive team,” shared Nico Simko, CEO and Co-Founder of Clair. “He’s a well-respected leader throughout Clair who has been integral not only to driving the successes and growth of the company, but also in positively shaping our culture.”

Katigbak joined the company as its Chief of Staff and first full-time employee, before eventually transitioning into the Head of Growth role. He has since built and currently leads the company’s go-to-market and distribution strategy, overseeing Clair’s Strategic Alliances, Marketing, Partner Success, and Commercial functions. Under his leadership, the company has signed partnerships with HR technology platforms that have over 5 million end users in a little over two years.

“I’m looking forward to continuing on this journey and playing a bigger role within the Clair leadership,” shared Katigbak. “We’ve built so much momentum in the last two years because we’ve always done what’s best for the American workforce, which also happens to be what’s good for the HR technology platforms that serve them.”

Prior to joining Clair, Katigbak worked in Boston Consulting Group’s New Jersey and Manila offices. A native of the Philippines, he co-founded several social impact organizations including solar-light distributor One Million Lights Philippines and youth governance forum Philippine Model Congress. He holds an undergraduate degree in Visual and Environmental Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.

Since its founding in 2019, Clair has become the leading player in the on-demand pay space offered with a full digital banking experience. The company differentiates itself from competitors as a social impact fintech that is committed to never charging America’s workforce any fees for wage advances. In addition, Clair On-Demand Pay is a service that Clair provides exclusively to HR tech companies, thus reaching millions of workers across the country.

About Clair

Clair is a New York-based financial technology company that is breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle by offering the fastest free paydays to America’s workers. Clair On-Demand Pay embeds seamlessly into human capital management and workforce management platforms and upgrades the overall employee experience. For more information, visit


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