Payments executive

Product and payments specialist. Thought leader. Designer. Developer. Perpetual tinkerer. Serial entrepreneur. Avid reader. Coffee addict. Husband and father of two.

LinkedIn

"I have over nine years in executive-level and senior management positions, three of which as CEO of a global fintech company, with a track record in leadership, creative innovation, business acumen, and entrepreneurship.

My experience and technical abilities in design and technology, intuition for customer experience, and passion for simplicity have proven pivotal in my ability to guide the design and development of highly effective digital solutions."


Management profile

  • More than 3 years of experience as CEO and CTO of a global fintech company
  • More than 5 years of collective C-level experience
  • More than 9 years of combined executive leadership experience (excluding years of self-employment)
  • Served for over 3 years as a QR Code Standardisation Steering Committee Member with the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA)
  • More than 8 years of self-employed entrepreneurial experience
  • More than 17 years of collective experience in the software development industry
  • A progressive career in core payments, mobile payments, internet payment, and e-commerce
  • Broad-based experience encompassing: product development; application design & development; product management, design & marketing; software development management; network & technology management/maintenance/development; and business development
  • Clickatell

    Clickatell

    VP Payments Products

    09/2022 - Present, Toronto, Canada

  • Zapper

    Zapper

    10/2015 - 02/2023, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Executive Advisor (Part-time)

    09/2022 - 02/2023

  • CEO (Full-time)

    08/2019 - 08/2022

  • PASA (Payments Association South Africa), QR Code Standardisation Steering Committee Member

    10/2019 - 08/2022

  • Chief Product & Commercial Officer (Full-time)

    10/2018 - 07/2019

  • Head of Product (Full-time)

    03/2017 - 09/2018

  • Head of Design (Full-time)

    02/2016 - 02/2017

  • Senior Software Developer (Full-time)

    10/2015 - 01/2016

  • Pexcil

    Pexcil (Born with Design)

    Owner & Creative Director (Self-employed)

    04/2007 - 09/2015, Durban, South Africa

    Personal Accolades

    • FWA Mobile of the Day
    • Webby Award
    • W3 Award
    • Pixel Award
    • Awwwards Honorable Mention
  • FirstView

    FirstView

    Digital Creative Director (Contract)

    04/2015 - 09/2015, Durban, South Africa

  • Clyral

    Clyral

    Creative Developer (Contract)

    02/2014 - 03/2015, Durban, South Africa

  • Thusa

    Thusa (Digital)

    Managing & Creative Director (Full-time)

    03/2011 - 05/2012, Durban, South Africa

  • TBWA

    TBWA Hunt Lascaris

    Junior Art Director (Full-time)

    02/2006 - 03/2007, Durban, South Africa