Max Narro, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Narro serves as Chief Executive Officer of PayCommerce. He is an accomplished senior executive leader with over 30 years of extensive financial services and FinTech experience, in digital and traditional and non-traditional payments, credit, debit, prepaid, lending, banking, wholesale and retail operations management with an emphasis on innovation, growth, and increasing shareholder and investor value. He achieved a proven record involving both early-stage and mature organizations in creating organic growth through revenue-maximizing initiatives, market share gain, market positioning and adjacent market strategies.
Prior to PayCommerce, Max served as a Senior Advisor and CEO Partner for Tritium Partners, a private equity firm focused on the buyouts of growth companies in the lower middle market. At Tritium, he worked closely with the firm to establish priority investment themes in the FinTech market, executed acquisitions of those growth companies and served as a Director and/or CEO of those newly acquired assets. Prior to Tritium, Max served as the President of Worldpay U.S. with leadership responsibility for its small business
segment. During his tenure at Worldpay, a $5.5 billion payment processor, he played an instrumental role in helping the company achieve a successful IPO. Max previously held senior-level executive positions at Downstream Capital (a boutique private equity firm), Fiserv, First Data, and Southern States Cooperative.
Max earned a B.A. and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He also attended the University of Richmond’s School of Law.
Sha Kader, SVP, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Kader is the co-founder responsible for designing and delivering the PayCommerce payment platform.
He ensures that the technology is optimized as a highly-scalable, modular solution based on the evolving needs of our customers with an eye on the evolving marketplace. Sha has vast expertise in the areas of electronic payments, internet security, distributed systems and parallel computing. Prior to joining PayCommerce, he served in several product and technology engineering leadership roles with leading payment and transaction processing companies such as Visa, First Data, U.S. Bank and Ameritrade.
Sha holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, specialized in distributed computing from the University of Budapest.
Owen Newman, Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Mr. Newman leads the finance organization and serves as a key member of the company’s senior leadership team. He is an accomplished financial executive who has more than 23 years experience. Owen worked for International SOS as the CFO and spent seven years prior at WorldPay as the Vice President of Finance. He led multiple strategic initiatives which contributed to a 20% year-over-year growth rate.
Owen holds an M.S. degree in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
Kristen Scott, Chief People Officer
Mrs. Scott brings over 25 years of business and human resources experience to PayCommerce, with over
15 years experience in the payments industry. She will be responsible for all global human resource functions including payroll, benefits, compensation, employee relations and recruiting.
Most recently she was the VP of Sales Planning and Initiatives for Worldpay U.S., which she joined after
the company was acquired by Century Payments. At Century, she was the Chief People Officer and a key member of the executive team that led the growth to a successful exit.
Kristen received a B.B.A. in Human Resources from Texas A&M University-Commerce and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Karen Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Morgan has 20 years of financial marketing and branding experience working for world-class firms including Credit Suisse, Bank of New York, Merrill Lynch and Standard & Poor’s. She also specialized in marketing financial technology at Instinet, SunGard and Pivot, a CME Group company. Karen has a B.A.
in Communications from Villanova University and an M.A. in Corporate Communications from Baruch.
Karen passed the Series 7 and 63 exams and is on the Communications Advisory Board for the American Museum of Finance on Wall Street.
Raj Kanapur, SVP, Global Head of Product and Sales
Mr. Kanapur heads the Global Product & Sales teams for PayCommerce. His role encompasses navigating the complexities of global transaction and money flows and translating them into customer-centric products and services, while also leading sales and business development efforts. Raj works closely with clients and partners of Financial Institutions, Payment Service Providers, Enterprises and Regulators across the globe. Raj has been a technology entrepreneur for the past 20 years. Having launched several start-ups in the mobility, payment and entertainment domain, he brings strong knowledge in creating and adoption of innovative and disruptive product ideas. Raj also played technology leadership roles at Caterpillar, Ford Motor Company and Oracle Consulting.
Raj has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University India and an MBA, specializing in Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University.
B. Venkat, SVP, Head of SWIFT Services
Mr. B. Venkat is responsible for SWIFT Services including the SWIFT Service Bureau. He has over three decades of experience in Software Development, Business Development and Operations. During this period, he has worked with a wide range of institutions covering the entire spectrum ranging from large global corporations to smaller local companies. Currently based in the U.S., he has spent significant periods of time working in Germany, India and the UK and has developed an understanding and appreciation of diverse working cultures. Regardless of company size and geography, he remains passionate about continuing to drive towards the goal of exceeding customer expectations.
Venkat holds a B.A. in Technology from IIT – Madras and an MBA from IIM – Calcultta.
C. Radhakrishnan, Executive Director, Dubai
Mr. Radhakrishnan is the Executive Director of PayCommerce ME FZCO, Dubai. He has over 40 years experience in senior leadership roles in the banking and financial services industries. For 30 years, he held senior positions for banks in India and the United Kingdom. Before joining PayCommerce, he worked at Wall Street Exchange Centre, as the COO of Global Operations. He has substantial experience in trade finance, cross-border payments, Forex, correspondent banking and business development.
Radha earned a B.S. in Commerce from Calicut University, India and the CAIIB of Indian Institute of Bankers.
Sultan Bin Kharsham, Managing Director, Dubai
Mr. Sultan is the Managing Director and lead of Dubai JV, PayCommerce ME FZCO. He brings over 25 years of senior leadership experience in multi-national, government and private sector companies. His extensive experience in financial services and business development attributed to a long-standing successful career. Prior to joining PayCommerce, Sultan was the Managing Director of Wall Street Exchange Centre LLC, group of companies. Under his leadership the company grew to become one of the leading exchange companies in the region. He brings with him a deep understanding of the market and senior-level networking operations in banks and government departments.
Sultan is a graduate from Higher Colleges of Technology – Dubai Men’s College, specializing in Accounting.