Experience

President, Earthport Americas 
Global Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships
2016 – Present (1.5 yr)
New York City

 

A FinTech50 company and global payment management business regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM). Earthport is a highly innovative; fast-growth global payments network which some of the largest and most trusted global businesses trust to move high-volumes of low-value payments across borders in over 65+ countries. Headquartered in London with regional offices in New York, Miami, Dubai and Singapore, and sales support in Madrid, Frankfurt, Houston, Kuala Lumpur, San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington DC. Employees: 200+. Remit expanded to include Latin America - an additional 15+ markets and global corporate development and strategic partnerships.

President, Earthport North America
Jan 2007 – Present (10 yrs 5 mos)
New York City

 

Appointed at a time when the business was an underperforming niche focused business targeting online gaming in Europe. Recognized the huge opportunity for Earthport in the untapped North American market and approached and gained support from the company’s UK owners to lead market entry of the business in the US.

CEO, The Optima Group
2004 – 2006 (2 yrs)
UK

 

Backed as part of an MBI - one of the youngest CEOs supported by Halifax and Bank of Scotland.

Procter and Gamble, European Brand Manager

1997 – 2004 (7 yrs)
UK, Ireland; Switzerland

 

Recruited as a graduate trainee into P&G's brand management function; successfully completed multi-business unit (paper; food and beverage and laundry) and multi-geographical assignments (UK, Ireland, Switzerland). Each of these roles focused on combining deep consumer understanding with segmentation and strategic skills to deliver top and bottom-line growth to the individual brands. Latterly, prepared key assets in the global beverages unit (based out of Geneva) for divestiture.

University of Wales, Swansea

Business and Economics

1994 – 1997

 

Old Swinford Hospital School

1987 – 1994