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Team

Meet our leadership team

Our leadership team has deep experience in payments and technology acquired with leading service providers and international merchants. The perfect mix to make the right decisions and execute fast.

Executive leadership team

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Kristian Gjerding

Co-founder and CEO

Kristian is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist. He held leadership positions at Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems before co-founding CellPoint. His role is both inspirational and operational: sharing his vision and keeping us all on track and growing (fast) in the right direction.

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Greg Worch

Head of Revenue

Greg’s mission is to convert businesses in multiple verticals to payment orchestration and to scale our global revenue rapidly and sustainably. He brings 30+ years of experience in delivering superfast growth for the likes of Worldpay, Chase Paymentech, Global Payments and a variety of early-stage technology organizations.

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Tom Randklev

Head of Product

Based in Atlanta, Tom loves developing new payment solutions that make a real difference to merchants and their customers. Leveraging his serious fintech experience with Global Payments and TSYS, he drives the agile expansion of our payment orchestration platform and eco-system.

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Jan-Willem Luijters

Head of Delivery

Jan’s superpower is his ability to keep completely focused on successful implementation. He acquired this ability while delivering complex projects for airlines, working with Amadeus, KLM and Air Berlin. Currently based in Pune, he is rather obsessed by customer satisfaction.

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Mark Patrick

Global Head of Payments

Mark’s expertise is in cross-border payments. He has developed and implemented strategies and solutions for fintech start-ups and global payment powerhouses such as Mastercard, Visa/Cybersource and Ingenico. His current mission is to execute a global payment strategy for CellPoint Digital that will continue to disrupt the traditional value chain and deliver a step change in the industry.

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Kjeld Pharao

Head of Technology and Engineering

Kjeld’s experience is in scaling technology teams, which he has successfully done for both start-ups and industry giants like Maersk and IBM. His task is overall management of our software engineering and technical operations, making sure our platform develops fast and scales without a glitch.

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Melanie Siewert

Head of Marketing and Design

Melanie is often described as creatively analytical and she brings that to her role as Head of Marketing and Design. Based in Atlanta, her experience spans banking and payments to home appliances. She is happiest when she can have a positive impact on the customer and the team and wakes up everyday with a passion for great storytelling and a desire to win.

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Paul Glover

Head of Strategic Finance, CFO

As an entrepreneurial investment banker with decades of experience in the financial markets, Paul oversees all our financial operations and business financing. He is based in New York City and held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust and RW Pressprich.

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Marc Moskowitz

Head of Business Alignment, AKA Anti Chaos Officer

Marc brings operational excellence and cross-functional business alignment to everything we do. His background running global operations, process improvement, and technology teams at Fiserv, Nielsen, PwC and others enable him to drive scalability, efficiency, and continuous improvement across our functional teams. Marc is based in Tampa, Florida.

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Kevin Weber

Head of Product and Payment Strategy

Kevin has 30 years of consulting experience in the Airline, IT and Healthcare sectors. His passion is the end to end payment ecosystem and it's financial optimization. He focuses on detailed ROI analysis within the payment ecosystem to identify ways of continuously improving the payment orchestration platform.

Operational leadership team

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Howard Blankenship

Head of Enterprise Sales

Howard Blankenship leads on the sale of transformative payment orchestration solutions to global enterprises worldwide. His passion is to develop long term fruitful relationships with customers. Howard brings years of experience in closing win-win deals with large organizations for NAVBLUE and Sabre. Howard is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Ripudaman Nanda

Head of Product Operations

Ripudaman is a forward thinker with a talent for mapping product pathways and driving along them perfectly. That’s why he has responsibility for managing our product roadmap and portfolio. Based in Pune, his previous product management, consulting and engineering experience was with Accenture and Tech Mahindra.

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Moiz Siddiqui

Head of Customer Service

Moiz has the specialist skillset needed to know exactly what customers expect and to make sure everything runs like clockwork. He leads our global customer service desk, sharing more than 16 years of experience in IT operations and service delivery, including experience at Exela Technologies and the Sitel Group.

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Basim Reza

Head of Enterprise Architecture

Basim has extended experience in designing and delivering complex systems from various industries both as a Software Engineer and Enterprise Architect. His passion is combining a deep business understanding with deep technical knowledge and excellent team work. Basim is based in Denmark.

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Bhalchandra Patil

Head of Software Engineering

Bhalchandra leads our clever software team, which makes him responsible for delivering our products and integration projects. Based in Pune, he has 17+ years of experience in software architecture and engineering, working with global firms like Syntel and Tech Mahindra.

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Alice Medcraft

General Counsel

Alice is a trusted legal advisor to the CellPoint team, managing contracting, risk, good governance and ensuring that we are compliant with the law in everything we do. Based in London, Alice's previous roles include Legal Counsel for Swarovski and Six Degrees Group.

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Michael Svendsen

Global Head of Software Engineering

Michael has experience in software development management working with small to medium-sized companies helping them with strategic development planning and execution. He is a very flexible and loves dealing with practical and strategic challenges.

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Kim Hansen

Head of Technology Operations

Kim's experience with DevOps and automation is key for scaling the infrastructure and deployment pipeline. His focus is to continuously optimize the development lifecycle through a cloud-native and scalable infrastructure. Kim is based in the Copenhagen office.

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Alexander Stephens

Head of Business Intelligence

Alex is a chartered accountant who loves to crunch data. His role is consolidating and analysing the information we need to monitor performance and drive business growth. With this real time data-driven insight, he leads on financial planning, and ensures we invest in all the right places.

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Alastair Pike

Head of Product Management

Based in London, Alastair has extensive merchant facing experience through DataCash and CyberSource, and also with all leading International PSPs. He specialises in creating scalable growth across the payment ecosystem through agile ‘hyper collaboration’ across product, technology, partners and customers.

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Zoe Wheeler

Head of Culture and Team

Zoe has international experience of scaling up innovative businesses over geographical borders. She is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion and equality. She leads a global team to ideate and execute creative methods of aligning our core values with our fast paced growth plans. Zoe is based out of our London office.

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Kirsten van Dorp

Group Financial Controller

Based in London, Kirsten leads our global control team. She brings her experience working as a chartered accountant both in global finance teams and external audit to ensure we meet our financial obligations worldwide whilst scaling

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