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OpenPayd Team

Meet the leadership team.

Dr Ozan Ozerk

Founder

Dr Ozan Ozerk

Founder

Dr. Ozan Ozerk is the founder of OpenPayd. He is a serial entrepreneur with a vested interest in several digital ventures.

He founded OpenPayd in 2015 and set the vision to democratise international payments and banking and thus empower businesses to grow. OpenPayd delivers against that vision through its global license network and modular technology platform.

Prior to OpenPayd, Dr. Ozerk qualified and practiced as a medical doctor in Norway after which he successfully built and sold two social media businesses in Scandinavia.

Iana Dimitrova

Group CEO and General Counsel

Iana Dimitrova

Group CEO and General Counsel

Iana sets the strategic direction and vision for OpenPayd and leads the Executive Team. She also serves as General Counsel responsible for the regulatory strategy.

She has extensive experience in the fintech and payments industries. Prior to joining OpenPayd, Iana served in positions with increasing responsibility at Paysafe and previous to that she was working in private practice as a corporate lawyer.

Iana holds a masters in European Economics law and ICT Law from the University of Strasbourg and an Executive MBA from the London Business School.

David Bull

Chief Financial Officer

David Bull

Chief Financial Officer

David is responsible for the financial planning, accounting, reporting and all fiscal aspects of the operations to support the long-term strategy of OpenPayd.

David has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, with extensive knowledge of financial management, treasury management, and mergers and acquisitions. He has held senior positions at E D & F Man, LCH.Clearnet Ltd where he was the Finance Director for over 10 years and 2Checkout Ltd. Since 2010 he has been a Trustee of Man Group plc’s defined benefit pension scheme.

David is a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Stephen Quinn

Chief Strategy Officer

Stephen Quinn

Chief Strategy Officer

Stephen is responsible for identifying and developing growth opportunities for the business including strategic partnerships and new markets.

An experienced payment professional, his career spans 15yrs with C-level and management positions with Inpay, Ukash, and ClickandBuy. He is a sought-after contributor within the payments industry, an active speaker and panelist. He is passionate about helping influence and shaping the future of banking and payments globally.

Iain Craig

Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

Iain Craig

Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

Iain is responsible for leading the businesses control functions, overseeing the credit risk, fraud, compliance and governance strategies for OpenPayd.

Iain has over 20+ years of international experience in Financial Services compliance and risk management. He previously held senior positions at eBay, Worldpay and Barclays Bank.

Iain holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science & Politics.

 

Stuart Doignie

Chief Commercial Officer

Stuart Doignie

Chief Commercial Officer

Stuart executes the OpenPayd sales strategy and customer-focused operations. He is responsible for all revenue generating activity.

Stuart has 20 years of industry experience in business and consumer lending and payments. He joined OpenPayd from Starling Bank where he was Head of SME. Prior to that, at Ezbob, Stuart championed the use of smart technology to provide new financial solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprises and large UK retail banks. Previously he undertook senior roles in risk and credit management at Barclaycard.

Stuart holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Studies.

Aysun Ahi

Head of People & Talent

Aysun Ahi

Head of People & Talent

Aysun is responsible for our greatest asset – our people.  She oversees talent acquisition, development and education, and engagement and culture.

Prior to OpenPayd, Aysun worked internationally and across a number of industry sectors, in diverse cultures and working environments. She has extensive experience in helping businesses develop and execute talent strategies that foster growth, innovation, and organizational effectiveness.

Aysun is a qualified CIPD member and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Kings College London.

Adam Trainis

Group Marketing Director

Adam Trainis

Group Marketing Director

Adam owns the brand positioning and marketing and communications strategy and for OpenPayd.

He has extensive experience across a range of industries and marketing disciplines. Prior to OpenPayd, he held senior marketing roles with a leading UK gaming company working with brands including Virgin and Global Group. He started his career at United News and Media and subsequently progressed at several leading business including Yell.com and American Express.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and postgraduate marketing qualifications from the CIM and IDM.

Jonathan Bowman

Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan Bowman

Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan is responsible for leading the OpenPayd technology teams and delivering the product and technical roadmap.

He has over 19 years of commercial software engineering and product development experience specialising in the payments and FinTech industries.  Prior to OpenPayd he held senior roles with leading technology focused businesses including BAX Global, CACI, 2i and Titan Gaming.

Jonathan holds a BSc in IT, is a qualified DSDM Facilitator and has a postgraduate qualification in Fintech.

David Williams

Technology Delivery Director

David Williams

Technology Delivery Director

David is responsible for setting and implementing the technology strategy for OpenPayd, leading the technical infrastructure, IT and data strategy.

He has a proven track record of creating competitive advantage through innovative technology, building IT functions on greenfield sites and transforming and managing IT functions. Prior to joining OpenPayd, he held senior roles at Ed., Clearpay and Confused.com and Jet2.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing & IT.