Having worked in B2B technology sales for over 19 years, I still enjoy helping organisations solve really challenging problems while remaining compliant and demonstrating corporate social responsibility. I’ve always appreciated that all businesses are different and understanding a customer’s specific needs and delivering solutions tailored to them is my passion. Working with senior leadership teams and their boards to drive business growth in the most efficient way is our focus at Payen.
I joined the company in 2019 to drive our continued growth and innovation for our iGaming & Trading customers. I’m excited to be part of a team that works closely with our customers to deliver real change through innovation.
My background in data driven analytics, registration and onboarding technology coupled with my focus on AML and fraud prevention mean that I can help our customers optimise payments while supporting their need for regulatory compliance.
Having graduated from the School for Business & Management at Bradford University in 1999, I then began a 20 year long career in business development within financial services technology and compliance technology. Over the last 10 years, I’ve worked heavily in compliance technology supporting customers to meet their AML and KYC obligations while driving improvements in onboarding and customer experience – I still believe all businesses need to play their part in combating fraud and preventing money laundering to make the world a safer place. Because of that I went on to complete an International Diploma in AML with the International Compliance Association at the University of Manchester.
I’ve been lucky enough to be part of Round Table Great Britain and Ireland in my home town. Where we support many local charities through fund raising, whether it be from Santa Slay for 23 nights in December or marshalling events and giving the proceeds to our charity fund.
Following a career in military and civil aviation, I joined a dotcom incubator where I invested in early stage tech businesses.
My journey into the payments industry started in the early 2000s when I joined Monex Financial Products (a DCC company) as General Counsel.
Prior to founding Payen with Sandy, I spent the first 12 years of my working career in the City of London, specialising in complex software systems for financial markets.