Paycent

Meet the Team


Paycent Team

Sumedha Goel  

President / Co-Founder
Co-founder and CEO for over 9 years at the Asian Investments Group Middle East. She is an early Bitcoin enthusiast who believes in the future of digital payments. Sumedha is an avid blogger and is currently working on a book based on her journey in life after losing her husband to cancer.

Svetlana Umarova  

Vice-President / Co-Founder
Founder and President for over 9 years at the Asian Investments Group Middle East which she helped establish in becoming a billion-dollar conglomerate. She believes that blockchain and cryptocurrency is the future and that both will be integrated in our daily lives. Svetlana is a savvy investor and a traveler.

Brian Tan  

CEO
Experienced in Strategic Partnerships and Company Development with a demonstrated history of working in the Payment industry. He is a strong professional manager who graduated from University of Southern Queensland. Brian is an early investor in the Bitcoin ecosystem since 2013.

Nitin Gupta  

COO
Payments and Fintech professional with more than nine years of experience. Expert in fueling revenues, growing market share, and elevating brand performance through strategic marketing, partnerships, and development of new products.

Arthur Munsayac  

CIO
With almost 2 decades of experience in IT roles and over 7 years as CIO of AIG Middle East. He has been involved in several startups in the UAE, Singapore, and the Philippines from conceptualization to finalization. He manages a highly skilled software development team of 40 professionals. Arthur is currently polishing AWS infrastructure security policies based on Central Bank’s PCI DSS standards.

Helen Laylo  

Head of Corporate & Public Relations
With 16 years of vast experience in Human Resources and Public Relation, she is responsible in establishing the company’s presence all over Asia and other parts of the world. A well-equipped professional who always put passion and hard work in everything she does. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Education.

Jon Kudera  

Business Development Head
Experienced Head of Business Development with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is skilled in Negotiation, Talent Management, Business Relationship Management, Business Planning, and Customer Service. Jon has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management in De La Salle University.

Vishal Taneja  

Business Development Manager
Vishal is a blockchain and technology enthusiast with over 3.5 years of hands-on experience in Business and Strategy domains in Payments industry and Consumer markets. He was previously working with MobiKwik wallet as a Business Developer - making India a cashless society. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Delhi College of Engineering, India.

John Paul Logon  

Customer Experience Leader
With over 9 years of experience in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry with an extensive experience in operations, project management, training and quality, and process improvements. He is previously handled Aetna and GE Money Bank lines-of-business. John is Lean certified and Six-Sigma/Greenbelt trained and tested.

Arriane Arenas

Senior Fraud Analyst
With appreciation and respect as her core characteristics, she made her mark in the financial industry by working at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other established financial institutions. Arriane has enriched her knowledge and became an expert in fraud detection, anti-money laundering and KYC.

Khristianne Grace Natividad

Management Trainee
With 7 strong years in collections from established financial institutions in the US, she has developed to become a dedicated and determined professional. Gracee specializes in call center operations management, staff training and development and customer experience.

Hassan Alshiek  

Technical Lead
Skilled software developer with 7 years of experience in applications development, he is a technical lead with expertise in architecture development and database design. He is currently managing a team of over 20 professionals. Hassan has strong knowledge in business logic implementations.

Alexander Virtucio  

Senior Software Architect
With 7 years of experience in applications development, he is a team player who can work even with tight deadlines. He is a senior software architect with expertise in applications architecture and infrastructure architecture. Alex has been in a lead position for over 4 years.

Katrin Mae Jose  

Business Analyst
Experienced Business Analyst with over 5 years of experience in supporting business solution software and analyzing business operations in Banking industry like PNB, RCBC and Citibank. Katrin graduated last 2011 with a degree in Internal Audit.

Charro Mae Haboc  

Creative Director
Senior project manager for digital projects offering 8 years of success leading all phases of diverse technology projects. She is an expert in Project Management, Digital Product Management, Team Lead, E-commerce, Social Media, User experience enthusiast, Customer Support development.

Jennifer Navarro  

Senior Finance Officer
16 solid years of accounting experience from different industries that include Financial Services, Insurance Broker, Shipmanagement, F&B, Manning Agency, Retail and Manufacturing that exposed her to different facets of accounting. These exposures taught her how to deal with different people at work, manage stress, and cope up with deadlines. Jennifer can easily work alone or with a team.

Advisors

Peter Bergstorm  

An early enthusiast and investor in the Bitcoin eco-system since 2011. Joined the Bitcoin Foundation (US) in 2014 as an evangelist and fundraiser and founded BitBlock Ventures, a blockchain, ICO and smart contract enterprise development firm based in Singapore. Prior, a a career spanning more than 20 years working as a software publishing executive for amongst others Microsoft (HQ) and Sony Europe and as founder/CEO of Los Angeles based Giant Media Group.

Suraj GV

Over 17 years of hands on experience in Maritime and Commodity Trading with Financial Background. CFO with Blue Line Shipping Group, Dubai / Advisor Projects & Finance with Alphard Maritime Group, Singapore, Dubai & Mumbai / Non-Executive Director with Portdesk.com Noida & Dubai / Advisor with DBC Shipping, Dubai / Working with Medsugar Diabetic Clinics & Vision Capital NBFC, Chennai for Investment and Expansion. Formerly – Senior Finance Manager with Emirates Trading Agency LLC, Dubai – Trading and Shipping Company in UAE for 9 years.

Aaron Lam  

Director, Corporate Finance, Aaron is a Singapore citizen who has more than twenty years of corporate finance, tax and audit experience.He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was in the tax and audit departments performing tax compliance and tax advice as well as statutory and special audits for clients across a variety of various industries, particularly in Oil and Gas, Electronics, Trading, Logistics and Investment Management. Between 1996 – 2007, Aaron was with Vickers Ballas Corporate Finance, OUB Corporate Finance and PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance where he advised on cross-border corporate finance transactions across Asia. In 2007, Aaron joined the Corporate Advisory Group of UBS. He covered mainly the South East Asian region and was involved in various cross border transactions between these countries and within Asia.

Susheel Balakrishnan  

Transformation Champion – Insights based Individual & Organization Development A 25-year seasoned and broad business executive with decade long stints with Procter & Gamble and Yum/KFC/Pizza Hut across Middle East, Africa, Greater China and the Indian subcontinent. Member of multi-ethnic senior business leadership teams for over 20 years, having led complex HR, IT and Business Consulting functions. More recently created a Leadership and Management Development practice, operated a Cricket Academy and partnered in a Restaurant consulting business, which have brought to fore the entrepreneurial spirit around Human and Organization Development. Mentors start ups and helps new entrepreneurs to set up Boards, advisors, and senior team. Deep expertise in Organization Effectiveness, Performance Management, Talent Development and Customer Service across Hospitality, Retail and Fast Moving Packaged Goods sectors.

Rasool Verjee BA LLB

Opportunistic Serial Entrepreneur with a depth of experience in telecommunications, with an interest in emerging technologies and an extensive diverse global network. He holds degrees in Law from Cambridge University. His career has been marked by early adoption of emerging technologies recently focusing on blockchain's disruptive potential to reshape and transform businesses and the growing public interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. He has delivered high returns on equity from start-up operations as evidenced by Telemagix, Canada’s first interactive Information service; Telepersonals that went on to become LavaLife Inc: North America’s leading provider of phone and online Dating Services. World Phone Inc: that partnered with Tier One carriers including AT&T, Teleglobe Canada and Codetel; Atlas Telecom Network a leader in Wholesale VOIP Termination; MobileMiser Inc: a disruptive service helping consumers reduce their international cell phone charges. He is an Advisor to several companies planning to launch ICO'S and a partner in a Blockchain Consultancy company.

Ahmad Altarawneh  

An Excellence & quality Professional, Certified Design Thinker, Future Forecaster, Trends Analyst, Business Data Scientist, Use Case Expert in IOT & Responsive Smart City, Facilitator, SME Builder, Coach, Mentor, Professional Business Developer, Customer Experience Designer, Strategy, Organizational Excellence, Learning & Performance Expert, Crisis, Emergency & Disaster Management Expert, Professional Engineer, People With Disabilities & Inclusive Society expert, and Keynote Speaker.
  • Graduated from the University Of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  • MBA from The University of Wales, U.K.
  • Doctorate degree in Responsive Smart City from Walden University, USA.
Achievement, Association & Innovation
  • ASQ, APMP, PMI, RMC, KMI, EFQM, FIDIC, American Value Engineering Society (SAVE), The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), The Arab Association of Engineers, ATD (previously ASTD), IIBA, Axilos, IIP and lately ICAO & IATA.
  • 102 Use Cases in IOT, The Connected Concept & Blockchain
  • Globalization of 68 Irish Companies into the MENA Region, and helped achieve over $180 million in contracts

Anupam Ratha  

A domain expert in Security, Anupam has worked extensively in the areas of Digital Identity Authentication, and Online Fraud & Risk Management. With over 17 years of experience in product engineering, product management, business development, and project management, Anupam has built and successfully delivered security solutions to Financial institutions and Enterprises globally. As the co-founder and CTO of EZMCOM, he is responsible for the design and delivery of many of the company’s security products and technologies to its customers. Anupam is an inventor with a U.S. Patent 8868909 and holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the Army Institute of Technology in India.

Jae Kim  

Jae Kim is the founder of Coinmong.com, South Korea's leading ICO news and reviews website. He is an entrepreneur and blockchain technology evangelist to Korea. He holds over 20 years of e-commerce experience in building websites in USA, Korea and China. He is also a Youtube influencer and an advisor to many successful blockchain projects.

Justin Jovanovic  

Justin is the Chief Operating Officer and equity partner of investFeed - the social epicenter of the cryptocurrency community, which is currently in alpha and set to launch early Q1 2018. Justin is a master strategist, playing a a pivotal role executing and managing the direction of the investFeed community, focusing on partnerships, data analytics, marketing, community management, and growth of organic culture. Justin has been a part of several successful ICOs, including investFeed, and has a lengthy background in finance and traditional equities. Previously, Justin had created and managed a disruptive software development and event sales company while consulting for numerous NYC-based startups. Justin's passions include marketing, trading and investing, particularly in emerging technology, and in his spare time, Justin enjoys fitness, travel, and modern art.

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