Our mission is to accelerate the global movement of money.

By bridging financial worlds, we empower businesses to grow, free up capital and maximise financial flexibility.

Award-winning payments technology.

2022 - Most Outstanding Innovator in Payments, Finance Magnates
2023 - The 30 Most Promising Cross-Border Payments Companies, FXC Intelligence
2023 - Best Crypto Solution for Payments, Finance Magnates

We’re building payments infrastructure 
for the next generation of fintechs.

Multi-rail, multi-asset, globally licensed and enterprise-grade. 
So innovators can seamlessly operate across financial worlds 
and create payments experiences that don’t exist yet.
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Meet our leadership team.

Jesse Hemson-Struthers
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jesse is a serial entrepreneur, his previous ventures in e-commerce and gaming were successfully acquired by global media giants Naspers and Sportradar respectively.
Donald Jackson
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Don has extensive experience in enterprise grade systems and blockchain technology. Previously founded Cue, a bootstrapped customer engagement platform, and Verity, a fraud reduction service.
Emma Mayer
SVP Marketing
Emma has 11 years of experience leading marketing teams in the fintech industry. Previously led TrueLayer’s marketing team as it grew to a $1bn+ company.
Darran Pienaar
Chief Financial Officer
Darran has significant experience leading finance teams for publicly listed companies including Ebury, Marks and Spencer, and Tesco.
Matthew Barclay
Chief Revenue Officer
Matt is an accomplished revenue leader, previously overseeing sales at Meltwater for 10 years as it became a publicly traded company.
Chris Harmse
Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer
Chris is a chartered financial analyst, experienced equity trader, and previously led the buy-side team at Rezco Asset Management before co-founding BVNK.
Bernhard Niebsch
Director of Product
Bernhard has 15 years of experience building software and IT products in payments and financial services for brands including PaySafe, Neteller and Skrill.
Juliana Heunis
VP Global Regulatory Strategy
Juliana currently manages BVNK's global regulatory efforts and licensing expansion. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
Simon Griffin
Chief Product Officer
Simon has a wealth of experience financial services, previously leading product and commercial teams at Silvergate, RBS, Barclays, HSBC and Chase.
Tina Meschino
General Counsel
Tina has over a decade of experience working for leading payment companies, previously acting as Deputy General Counsel for Clearbank.
Ben Reynolds
Managing Director, US
Former President at Silvergate and VP of Product at HSBC, Ben is an industry veteran. Currently Ben focuses on spearheading BVNK’s US expansion.
Ian Beth
Chief Commercial Officer
Ian is an established leader, previously heading up the Customer team at Currencycloud (acquired by Visa in 2021) for 8 years.
Natasha Malola
Business Operations & Strategy
Natasha began her career in Investment Banking and has since gained experience across debt, corporate finance, and investments. Prior to joining BVNK, she was a transactor at JSE Listed investment fund, African Rainbow Capital, focusing on fintech investments and serving on the boards of investee companies.
Julia Morrongiello
Corporate Development and Strategy
Julia is an experienced venture capital investor turned operator. She has spent her career either investing in or working at leading crypto and fintech firms. Most recently she worked at Zero Hash and Trade Republic.
Nikita Knezovich
Head of People & Talent
Nikita has spent the past 6 years building teams in the fintech industry, supporting BVNK's growth from 50 to 270 employees globally.

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