Leaders In Payments

Leaders In Payments

Hear directly from C-level executives in payments/fintech about industry trends, successful strategies, products, services, and what the future holds for the payments/fintech industry. We cover the entire industry from merchant acquiring, payment processing, ISOs, payfacs, fraud, security, issuing, b2b, fintech, to start-ups, if it goes on in payments we will be talking about it.

Episodes

November 16, 2021 19 min

Jason Mugford, President and CEO of Ascendant is our special guest this week on episode 130 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.  Jason is a Toronto native and loyal fintech supporter. He talks with me about his journey in the industry and how he went from an aspiring Lacrosse player to a seasoned payments professional.

 Ascendant is an international accounts payable and receivable business that facilitates foreign payments for compa...

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Bob Dowd, CEO North America for Moneycorp is our special guest this week on episode 129 of the Leaders in Payment Podcast. 

Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Bob – a man who started his 38-year payments career at Kennedy airport in New York carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars across terminals in a canvas bag. So, how did he go from this to CEO of the only non-US bank in the world to have a direct relationship with th...

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As we come to the close of financial inclusion month, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge my guests in terms of what they’re doing to promote financial inclusion and ensure the betterment of our flourishing ecosystem. It’s because of proactive efforts like this that we are getting closer to closing the gap between all the advantages that digital innovations provide and all the challenges that the underserved communities face i...

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A native Canadian with a degree in molecular biology and computer science… and also the only guy I’ve ever met that can create a successful analogy using payments and farming, Instant Financial Founder and CEO Steve Barha speaks to us about the necessity to support financial health in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The pioneers of no-fee-no-interest earn-wage access, Instant Financial is taking a proactive stance w...

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We’re halfway through financial inclusion month and we’ve had some really amazing guests share some of the industry’s top challenges regarding financial inclusion – as well as what their respective companies are doing to proactively close that gap. Today, I speak with FSS CashTech CEO V. Bala about the overwhelming strain of financial inclusion in India and what FSS is doing to alleviate it.

An engineer by trade, Bala has had 30+...

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A proud Chicago native with decades of experience driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the payments space, and a heartfelt desire to “pour back into others some of the lessons his mentors taught him,” Will Lewis is a dynamic individual. He’s a Drake University graduate, the Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer at Experian and he is grateful for the opportunity to speak to you about one of his truest professional p...

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When it comes to payments, it’s no secret that digital is dominating the ecosystem. This, we know. But what about Americans that are either unbanked or underbanked… those that don’t have access to the technology or have the resources required to take advantage of the perks digital disruption provides?

In today’s podcast, Paysafecash VP of Strategic Business Development Jan Marc Kuelper and RentMoola’s Chief Product Officer Jean-Fran...

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In this week’s Leaders in Payments Podcast, I speak with The Clearing House SVP of Sales and Relationship Management Elena Whisler about financial inclusion and why there are still so many unbanked and underbanked Americans.

 A mother of two, marathon runner of many and proud Canadian native, Elena is passionate about payments inclusion as she talks about the various initiatives The Clearing House is involved in to proactively servi...

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Rob Lincolne, a self-proclaimed left-handed, homeschooled Tasmanian who currently moonlights as Founder and CEO of Paydock is our special guest this week on episode 122 of the Leaders in Payments podcast.

 Growing up on an island off the coast of Australia in a family that traveled extensively, Rob has a widespread cultural background with global exposure. This coupled with his extensive industry experience has afforded him a rather...

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Lara Hodgson, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Now is our special guest this week on episode 121 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Lara grew up Atlanta, Georgia. She got her undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and went to business school at Harvard. She has started several businesses in her career including Insomnia and Nourish – which was the inspiration for starting Now.  

Now helps small and medium s...

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Sathish N., Chief Product Officer of FSS is our special guest this week on episode 120 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Sathish grew up in a small town in India. He has worked for some of the leading companies in India with assignments in Tokyo, London, Copenhagen and the U.S. and has travelled to over 55 countries.

FSS has been in business for 30 years and provides payments services and technology to banks, central regulators, g...

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Flint Lane, CEO and Founder of Billtrust is our special guest this week on episode 119 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Flint grew up on Long Island, New York and from the beginning thought he was going to be a software developer for life. After a few software jobs, he started a company called PayTrust, sold it and started Billtrust in his basement in September of 2001. 

Billtrust exists to help medium and large companies digitiz...

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Today we’re taking a special look at the Unattended Retail space with industry leader Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe, Inc. is a software and payments company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for the unattended retail market. Cantaloupe is transforming the unattended retail community by offering one integrated solution for payments processing, logistics, and back-office management. The Company’s enterprise-wide platform is desi...

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Oliver Werneyer, CEO of Imburse is our special guest on episode 117 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Oliver was born and grew up in South Africa and found his way to London after getting married and now resides in Switzerland.  

Imburse provides insurers and large enterprises a single connection point to initiate any payment, collection or payout saving them time and money. Imburse currently has 46 employees and recently closed a...

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Trent Sorbe, President and Founder of Central Payments is our special guest this week on episode 116 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Trent is a small-town Midwesterner. He grew up in Iowa, went to college in Iowa and have been in South Dakota for the last 20 or so years.  

Central Payments is the payments subsidiary of Central Bank of Kansas City. In 2013, the bank started to think about future growth and approached Trent to sta...

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Andrew Hoag, Founder and CEO of Teampay is our special guest this week on episode 115 of the Leaders in Payments podcast and I’m your host Greg Myers. 

Andrew grew up in North Dakota, went to a small liberal arts college near Minneapolis and then move to Silicon Valley.  He is currently based in New York where he started Teampay in late 2016. 

Finance teams today are still using 20-year-old technology in many cases, so Teampay starte...

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Meg Nakamura, Co-founder and CEO of Apto Payments is our special guest this week on episode 114 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Meg grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and has been in San Francisco for the last 13 years. She’s passionate about enabling other companies to solve interested use-cases with their products. Apto was started in 2014 and currently has approximately 50 employees. In 2015, Apto launched the first U.S. bitc...

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Michael Young, Founder and CEO Photon Commerce is our special guest this week on episode 113 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

Michael grew up in Philadelphia, moved to the West Coast to attend grad school at Stanford. He dropped out of Stanford and started a few companies before realizing the need for a Cash App or Venmo like solution to make b2b payments fast and easy.   

Photon Commerce has created an AI solution that focuses o...

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This is the second episode of this quarter's Pulse of Payments series and I’m talking with Petr Kozyakov, the Co-founder and CEO of Mercuryo. The topic for today’s episode is crypto payments – or better said accepting cryptocurrency as a method of payment. 

Everyday there are articles being written about Bitcoin, Stablecoin and other cryptocurrencies but typically that is related to buying and holding these cryptocurrencies with...

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August 18, 2021 30 min

John Lunn, the CEO of Gr4vy and he is our special guest this week on episode 111 of the Leaders in Payments podcast. 

John was born in the UK, raised in Switzerland and about 5 years ago moved to the Bay Area. John was employee number 4 at PayPal outside of the U.S. He also ran PayPal Ventures for 5 years prior to starting Gr4vy.   

Gr4vy is a tool in the cloud that allows companies to add, manage, change and orchestrate their paymen...

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