We strive to make tomorrow’s payment experiences better than today’s.
From visionaries to innovators to the uncommonly creative, each member of our leadership is uniquely devoted to disrupting the payments industry. They do this through listening, learning and uncovering what’s next in order to create real change for our partners.
Chief Executive Officer & President
BOARD MEMBER, DAVINCI PAYMENTS
“Never be content with the status quo.”
Braven believes in fostering a sustainable culture of innovation to unlock maximum value for customers. That includes identifying and removing friction points, looking for opportunities where competitors remain complacent and creating an environment that embraces disruption.
Braven joined daVinci Payments in 2002 and has overseen 10x growth since 2007. He has more than 25 years of diverse business experience across Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial startups, ranging from Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance/Cardinal Healthcare and Arthur Andersen to co-founding PocketCard, Inc, one of the first dedicated processing companies of prepaid programs.
Chief Financial Officer, DAVINCI PAYMENTS
“Data defines the optimal solution.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Brian helps keep daVinci’s disruptive approach running. He leads all aspects of finance, accounting, vendor operations and strategic partnerships and brings an analytical approach to solving customer problems. Since joining daVinci in 2000, Brian has helped build daVinci into the premier payments provider it is today.
Brian has more than 20 years of diverse business experience as a management consultant and entrepreneur. He started his career as a benefits consultant with a leading Accounting and Information Technology consulting firm. Prior to joining daVinci, he provided financial management consulting services for Gibson and Associates, focused on streamlining costs and increasing margins in the manufacturing sector for Fortune 1000 organizations.
Chief Technology Officer, davinci payments
“Elegant solutions through technology.”
As Chief Technology Officer, Gordan is always wired into the latest trends in tech. He is focused on leveraging innovation to deliver better experiences for daVinci’s partners and payment recipients alike.
Gordan brings extensive experience with mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), SaaS, cloud computing, location-based services, quality assurance and more. Before joining daVinci Payments in 2018, Gordon served as Vice President of Product at Sleep Number, where he was responsible for SleepIQ, the company’s smart sleep platform, and the development of the company’s smart bed technology. Previously, he held leadership positions at Paylocity, Motorola and NAVTEQ.
Chief Operations Officer, davinci payments
“We strive to be an indispensable, consultative partner to our customers.”
As Chief Operations Officer, Melissa is responsible for the integration and optimization of all business operations across daVinci. She builds high performing, results-driven teams by continuously looking through the lens of daVinci's customers.
Melissa applies 17 years of industry experience at companies including KeyBank, Ingo Money and Hawk Incentives to create best-in-class service delivery.
Seb Van Schalkwyk
Managing Director, Europe, davinci payments
“Locally relevant. Globally prevalent.”
As Managing Director, Europe, Seb leverages his extensive marketing, strategy and operations experience in support of daVinci’s customers across the globe. Seb is focused on unlocking the full value of daVinci services, locally, to support European customers and their business objectives.
Previously, Seb served as Marketing Director at VIGA, where he led all marketing activity for the company's B2B and B2C lead generation and lifecycle marketing initiatives. He has held leadership positions at Betsson Group and Research Now, where he first partnered with daVinci to deliver prepaid rewards.
Chief Marketing Officer, davinci payments
“A payment is part of a bigger story.”
As Chief Marketing Officer, Tracy designs product experiences, content and education with a deep appreciation of context. Above all, Tracy is passionate about building—from stories and products to teams and relationships.
Tracy has over twelve years of experience in payments, including working with electronic payment solutions provider Solutran. Before leading daVinci's marketing initiatives, she managed program implementations, client relationship development and operations.
INTERIM chief revenue officer, daVinci Payments
“Discover better payment solutions.”
As Chief Revenue Officer, Rodney drives revenue with Davinci's current client base and leads the charge into new markets. He believes revenue growth is a product of utilizing insights, breakthrough strategies and strong relationships.
With over 25 years of diverse business experience, Rodney joined daVinci in 2018. Prior to joining, he led strategy and marketing at Hawk Incentives and served as Chief Marketing Officer at Moosylvania and Publicis Hawkeye.
Chief Legal Officer, Syncapay
Ed is a licensed patent attorney and focuses on information security and data privacy.
Prior to joining Syncapay, Ed served for more than 12 years as General Counsel of Parago, Inc. While at Parago, Ed was responsible for all legal matters, including finance and acquisition agreements and compliance with all applicable payments regulations. Following Parago’s sale to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., Ed then served for two years as General Counsel and SVP of Paycor, Inc., a provider of human capital management solutions leveraging a cloud-based SaaS platform. Ed began his career with Locke Lord LLP (formerly Locke Liddell & Sapp).
Chairman & CEO, Syncapay
In addition to her roles as Chairman and CEO of Syncapay, Juli performs advisory services to many companies and private equity firms. Juli has also served as Audit Chairman and a board member at Cardtronics PLC since 2011.
Juli was previously the President and CEO of Parago, Inc., a tech-enabled marketing services/payments company that she co-founded in 1999 and sold to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. in 2014. Juli was also a founding member of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association and remained on the board until 2013.
Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
BOARD MEMBER, DAVINCI PAYMENTS & SYNCAPAY
Matt is a Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures (BCV) where he focuses on investments in financial technology/services and payment companies.
Prior to BCV, Matt co-founded and ran Village Ventures, from which he led investments in BlueTarp, Dwolla, iSend, OnDeck, Simple and TxVia, among others. At BCV, selected investments included AvidXchange, Billtrust, Chrome River, Flywire, Passport and Syncapay. Earlier in his career, Matt worked in the private equity group at Bain Capital.
Co-Founder & Partner, Silversmith Capital Partners
BOARD MEMBER, DAVINCI PAYMENTS & SYNCAPAY
Todd is a co-founder of Silversmith Capital Partners, a growth equity firm managing $1.1 billion. Todd also sits on the board of Digital Map Technologies and ActiveCampaign.
At Silversmith, Todd focuses on investments in SaaS and Information Services, including vertical market SaaS and specialty data, financial technology and risk and compliance-based models. Prior to founding Siversmith, Todd spent more than 15 years as a growth equity investor at Bain Capital and Accel Partners where he led or co-led investments in SurveyMonkey, Dealer.com, Appriss, iPay Technologies, YapStone and Archer Technologies.
Managing Partner, MissionOG
BOARD MEMBER, SYNCAPAY
Andy is co-founder and Managing Partner at MissionOG where he focuses on investments in financial services and payments, data platforms and software businesses.
Andy co-founded Relay Network, a mobile communications company; was Group Head of Sales and Corporate Development for Citi Prepaid Services; and was a founding team member of ECOUNT (acquired by Citi), a pioneer and leader in the prepaid card industry. Prior to ECOUNT, Andy spent eight years in investment management. Andy’s current and prior investments include Behalf, Deko, DemystData, FactorTrust, GAN Integrity, Revolution Credit, Solovis, and Zibby.
Founder, Riese & Others
Board Member, Syncapay
Since 1999, Phillip has focused on investing in, and developing, financial services, FinTech and data analytics companies globally, often serving on the BOD or as a mentor and adviser to the CEO and management team. Current board roles today include Accion, Behalf, Betterment, Cross River, Fundera, Flywire, Relay Network, TravelPerk and Yoyo Wallet.
After an early career in the textile industry, Phillip joined Chase Manhattan Bank where he led their merchant services business. He then spent 18 years in leadership roles at American Express and retired in 1998 as President of the Consumer Card Group and Chairman of American Express Centurion Bank. Phillip is credited with turning around the American Express core consumer card business.