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Executive Team

Koen Vanpraet

Koen Vanpraet

Chief Executive Officer

Koen has over 25 years’ experience in technology markets, focusing on delivering value to clients. He has a proven reputation in payments, excelling in senior roles including Chief Commercial Officer with Global Collect/Ingenico and with the acquirer Credorax. Koen creates growth by transforming businesses and delivering focus and diversification. Koen will be responsible for setting up and growing Intrapay’s global business, leveraging existing product and business lines, and also developing the necessary alliances and third-party relationships.

Matthijs Pronk

Matthijs Pronk

Chief Commercial Officer

Matthijs boasts considerable experience leading Sales, Account Management, Partnership and Marketing teams and was the head of the largest commercial team in Europe for GlobalCollect/Ingenico and acquiring banks. Drawing on over a decade of experience in the payments industry, he is responsible for driving Intrapay’s revenue by deploying strategy and developing close relationships with merchants, understanding their challenges and delivering results to improve their business.

Mark Patrick

Mark Patrick

Chief Operations Officer

Mark is veteran of the payments industry with over 25 years’ experience encompassing all facets of the industry, having held senior management positions at VeriFone, Mastercard, Visa / Cybersource and Ingenico e-Payments. Before joining Intrapay, Mark was the CEO at GoSwiff International, a leading global provider of mobile payment solutions and services. Mark oversees Intrapay’s global operations and customer service functions as well as the company’s commercial activities within the Asia-Pacific region.

Stephen Buechner

Stephen Buechner

Chief Risk Officer

Stephen is a Risk and Compliance executive with over two decades of experience in corporate and consumer banking, ecommerce, change delivery, and risk and operations management, with previous senior roles in North America, Europe, Russia, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. A former CEO and CRO called in by private companies/private equity to deliver enterprise change for organic growth, business expansion, regulatory obligations and P&L recovery, Stephen brings his vast experience to bear overseeing Intrapay’s risk and compliance strategy, infrastructure and processes.

Richard Beaton

Richard Beaton

Chief Product and Innovation Officer

Richard is an expert in payment innovation with more than 25 years’ experience in digital and financial services. He has designed, sold and delivered technology solutions to global banks and corporates. Having founded and sold two Fintech companies, he now works on the opportunities and challenges created by the convergence of technology and data in the payment space.

Paul Winslow

Chief Marketing Officer

Paul has an extensive background in branding and strategic communications working across a broad spectrum of industries. Within the payments vertical he has created and nurtured several successful brands, including PaySec and tappit. He has worked closely with and advised marketing departments for a range of global brands and boutique businesses, including clients as diverse as Kia Motors, Goldfish Credit Cards, Cricket Australia and Jade Payments. He now takes responsibility for the Intrapay brand, external and internal communications and marketing strategy.

Dominic Higgins

Dominic Higgins

Vice President – Intracard

Dominic boasts 20 years of experience managing business development and operations for technology companies in the payments industry. He has held various senior management roles in the payments industry. He is a pioneer of prepaid solutions, responsible for launching Ireland’s first prepaid card programme. Utilising this acquired knowledge and ability to implement strategy, he is responsible for Intracard product and business development.

Gareth Twist

Gareth Twist

Vice President – Alternative Solutions

Gareth has over 20 years’ experience in developing and expanding businesses. Within payments, he was Strategic Partnerships Director for PaySec, offering tailor-made solutions for each business unit, ensuring country-specific support and management. More recently, he had lead the development of Intrapay’s direct bank transfer technology – Intrapay Direct. Now based in Europe, Gareth heads up Alternative Payments worldwide for Intrapay. He is focused on developing new opportunities to expand the business into emerging markets, building networks and growing these new revenue streams.

Adam Ladley

Adam Ladley

Chief Legal Officer

Adam boasts an extensive legal and senior management career in both public and commercial sectors. Before joining the Sappaya Group, he was COO of a global Manuka honey business operating across international retail and medical markets. As Chief Legal Officer for Intrapay, his key areas of engagement include global business and corporate strategy; supporting high-level sales opportunities; liaising between business leaders and corporate stakeholders, leading the In-House Legal team and managing external international legal relationships; assessing key business opportunities and responsibility for regulatory compliance across several international jurisdictions.

Stanley Skoglund

Stanley Skoglund

Non-Executive Director

Stanley is an acknowledged leader in the global payments industry with over 25 years’ experience and has held executive and board roles in several European and US financial services companies, primarily Visa Europe as Senior Vice President of Payment System & Enterprise Risk at Visa Europe. Since leaving Visa in 2013, Stanley has worked as a consultant in payments; strategy and business and organisational processes.

Peter de Caluwe

Peter de Caluwe

Advisor

Peter comes with over 20 years of experience in the retail payment and financial services sectors. As CEO of start-up Ogone he was instrumental in transforming the firm into a global internet payment leader that was sold to Ingenico in 2012 and is now known as Ingenico e-payments. He went on to become CEO – Payments at Naspers, a global leading ecommerce business where he played a crucial role in establishing PayU as the leader in payments for emerging markets.

Manuela Abela

Manuela Abela

Global Talent & People Director

Manuela comes to Intrapay with over a decade of HR experience working for multinational companies in the financial services and gaming sectors. Before joining Intrapay, Manuela was instrumental in setting up one of the largest local Merchant Acquirers. She moved on to successfully lead Talent Acquisition for Germany’s leading sports betting company. Manuela focuses on hiring and retaining the best talent in the market, aligned with our corporate values and an understanding of the need for agility and change to be successful.

Karl Gonzi

Karl Gonzi

Vice-President, Legal

Karl has established himself as a highly technical and solutions-oriented payments lawyer. Drawing on his experience as external counsel to various global remote gaming companies and, subsequently, as Senior Counsel to Credorax, he has now been tasked with developing strategy for Intrapay’s legal team, negotiating agreements with strategic clients, international financial institutions and solution providers, providing counsel to key company stakeholders and managing legal and regulatory risk across the company’s spheres of operation.