About us: Our Team

At CellPoint Digital, we are proud of our global perspective and our industry expertise

We pride ourselves on our global perspective and our industry expertise. Across our teams you will find dedication, accountability and transparency define who we are. We work to build trust with each other, our clients, and our stakeholders. We are each experts in our own areas, but together we are pioneers, explorers and innovators, pushing for excellence and staying true to our mission.

Executive leadership team

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 Digital. His role is both inspirational and operational: sharing his vision and keeping us all on track and growing (fast) in the right direction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Alice Stephens

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.

Steven Osei

Head of Marketing & Communications

Based in London, Steven spearheads the marketing communication initiatives at CellPoint Digital. Leveraging his experience in e-commerce, fashion and real estate, Steven brings a deep understanding of driving brand equity and share of voice in competitive landscapes.

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.

Aniruddha Khadke

Head of Client Success

Aniruddha leads our global platform implementation teams and is responsible for the delivery of our payment solutions to our clients, ensuring that their business succeeds. Aniruddha is a seasoned technology and business leader having rich experience in developing cutting-edge solutions in the field of Digital Transformation. He is based in Pune, India.

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.

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.

Inaki Lopez

Global Head of Account Management

Inaki's unwavering passion for helping clients unlock their true potential is instrumental in ensuring our clients receive the best solutions and maximize their revenue in the highly competitive airline and payments industry. With a wealth of experience managing relationships at Amadeus and Southwest Airlines, Inaki brings not only his dedication but also a proven track record of delivering outstanding results.

Alok Gupta

Deputy Head of Software Engineering

Alok's experience is in architecting and leading teams in delivering complex and scalable systems, which he has done for leading IT services organizations like IBM. He leads the India software engineering team and is based in Pune. Alok enjoys finding a challenge and looking at new ways to solve problems.

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

David Jelley

Director of Pre-Sales Engineering

David takes pride in solving problems and finding solutions. Utilising his years of experience working for Amadeus and Worldpay he strives to provide the most complete yet concise solutions for our customers. Based in Boston he continues to push the boundaries of Payments.