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 stay complacent and content with the status quo.”
Braven believes in creating and fostering a sustainable culture of innovation and change to unlock maximum value. For clients, that means focusing on identifying and removing friction points, looking for opportunities where competitors remain complacent and creating an environment that embraces disruption.
Since becoming CEO in 2007, Braven has led daVinci to unprecedented growth, thanks in part to his 25+ years of diverse business experience in Fortune 500 and start-up environments.
Chief Financial Officer
“Optimal solutions are found through data and financial insights.”
As Chief Financial Officer, Brian helps keep daVinci’s disruptive approach running. Leading all aspects of finance, accounting, vendor operations, compliance and network infrastructure departments, Brian analyzes solutions for both daVinci and its clients by using his deep data and financial expertise.
Since joining daVinci in 2000, Brian has helped build daVinci into the premier payments provider it is today.
Chief Technology Officer
“Simplification through enhanced technology.”
As Chief Technology Officer, Gordan is always wired into the latest technology. As the leader of technology and product development strategy, Gordan is focused on leveraging innovation to deliver better experiences for daVinci’s partners and payment recipients alike.
Since joining daVinci in 2018, Gordan has enjoyed being part of a growing and vibrant company that is truly customer-oriented.
VP, Business Development
“We take the time to understand what’s important to our clients, so we can solve their problems in ways no other provider can.”
As Vice President of Business Development, Lily believes education, training and innovation are the keys to continually break down barriers of traditional B2B interactions. Her vision for daVinci is to be a partner that not only stays on top of new payment trends and technology, but sets the highest bar for new products and solutions.
Lily joined the sales group at daVinci in 2007, bringing with her many years of rebate and promotions experience.
“Everything we do revolves around the client and how we can empower them.”
As Vice President of Sales, Joe believes in constantly pushing the limits of payment technology to eliminate client frustration and challenges. He looks forward to increasing the number of currencies offered, focusing even more on the recipient journey and expanding contactless and mobile payment channels.
Since joining daVinci in 2006, Joe’s mission has been to help clients defend revenue, increase brand awareness and experience unprecedented growth.
Sr. Director, Partner Operations
“We connect our clients and their brands with payment recipients in a truly meaningful way.”
As Sr. Director of Partner Operations, Maggie has a relentless focus on strengthening daVinci’s position as a global payments leader. That includes onboarding new currencies and preparing products for local acceptance worldwide, as well as enhancing product functionalities through innovative capabilities like mobile wallets or dual interface.
Maggie joined daVinci as an Account Manager in 2013. She was promoted to her current role in 2015.
Chief Operations Officer
“We continually evolve our products to become an indispensable, consultative partner.”
As Chief Operations Officer, Melissa is responsible for the integration and optimization of all business operations across daVinci. She believes building high performance, results-driven teams is the product of continuously looking through the lens of both clients and the end-users of daVinci products.
Melissa uses her more than 17 years of industry experience to create best-in-class service delivery for our clients.
Sr. Director HR
“We change the payment industry by setting trends, not just watching them.”
As Sr. Director of HR, Olga believes that daVinci’s premier technology is only rivaled by the people behind it. After all, in a world of technology, big data and AI, being human is more vital than ever. Her ability to evaluate talent and implement tools has led to a marked increase in staff efficiency, productivity and loyalty.
With nearly 15 years of experience, Olga was drawn to daVinci in 2017 because of daVinci’s reputation for building strong relationships, in order to disrupt the industry with class and innovation.
“Being at daVinci is allowing me to be a corporate payments disruptor.”
As Vice President of Sales, Patrick is focused on changing payments to be instant, digitized and personalized in the corporate disbursements space. Because of the rising expectations of recipients, Patrick foresees virtual cards, instant virtual and push to debit cards replacing traditional ACH and checks.
In his position, Patrick leverages more than two decades of leadership, sales, channel development and relationship management experience.
Seb Van Schalkwyk
Managing Director, Europe
“Locally relevant. Globally prevalent.”
As Managing Director, Europe, Seb leverages his extensive marketing, strategy and operations experience in support of daVinci’s clients across the globe. Seb is the leader of daVinci’s international expansion, beginning with daVinci’s first office in London. With an ever growing portfolio of clients based in Europe, Seb is focused on unlocking the full value of daVinci services, locally, to support new and existing clients and their business objectives.
Above all, he wants every local market he serves to think “daVinci first” for a truly “Global” and reputable partner.
“I make the numbers work harder for you.”
As Controller, Becky takes pride in being a steward for client resources and ensuring that Swift’s financial reporting is accurate, timely and actionable.
A Certified Public Accountant, Becky joined daVinci in 2017 because of its reputation as the industry’s premier payments partner.
Chief Marketing Officer
“A payment is part of a bigger story.”
As Chief Marketing Officer, Tracy believes a payment is never just a simple payment. It’s part of a user journey and an overall business goal, both of which impact people. By understanding that, Tracy is able to unlock more value for the people and organizations impacted by each and every payment.
Above all, Tracy is passionate about building—from stories and products to teams and relationships.
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.
Chief Legal Officer, Syncapay
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).
Ed is a licensed patent attorney and focuses on information security and data privacy.
Chief marketing Officer
“We help you find better payment solutions.”
As Chief Marketing Officer, Rodney provides branding, insights and lead gen leadership. He believes organizational growth is a product of utilizing insights, breakthrough strategies and strong relationships.
With over 25 years of diverse business experience, Rodney joined Syncapay in 2018.