Global Fintech Leader

I'm a dynamic fintech leader specializing in product and payments innovation. As a visionary business leader, with a background in design and development, I push the boundaries of what's possible with entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for simplicity.

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With over a decade in executive-level and senior management positions, including three years as CEO of a global fintech company, I bring a proven track record in leadership, creative innovation, business acumen, and entrepreneurship.

My expertise lies in guiding the design and development of highly effective digital solutions, driven by my technical abilities in design and technology, intuition for customer experience, and passion for simplicity.


Management profile

  • CEO and CTO Experience: Over 3 years leading a global fintech company.
  • C-Level Experience: More than 5 years in various C-level roles.
  • Executive Leadership: Over 10 years of combined experience in executive leadership (excluding self-employment).
  • Industry Involvement: Served for over 3 years as a QR Code Standardisation Steering Committee Member with the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA).
  • Entrepreneurial Experience: More than 8 years of self-employed entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Software Development: Over 18 years of experience in the software development industry.

Career highlights

  • Core Payments and Mobile Payments: A progressive career in core payments, mobile payments, internet payments, and e-commerce.
  • Broad-Based Expertise:
    • Product development
    • Application design and development
    • Product management, design, and marketing
    • Software development management
    • Network and technology management, maintenance, and development
    • Business development

My diverse background and deep industry knowledge enable me to create and implement innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of customers and businesses alike. I am driven by a passion for simplicity and a commitment to excellence, always striving to push the boundaries of what is possible in the fintech world.

  • Clickatell

    Clickatell

    VP Payments Products, Product Design, and Innovation

    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