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Management

Monitise Americas is led by a dynamic, committed and experienced executive team:

Mike Dreyer
President, Americas

Mike is responsible for Monitise's business in the Americas. He joined Monitise in August 2014 to oversee all sales activity and major accounts spanning the US, Canada and Latin America. Prior to Monitise, Mike was Chief Information Officer, Global Head of Technology at Visa Inc.

Before that, Mike was CIO of Inovant, where he oversaw the development and management of Visa's global systems technology. He also held executive positions at VISA USA as Senior Vice President of processing and emerging products, and Senior Vice President of commercial solutions. Mike has been on the Board of Directors of F5 Networks (NASDAQ) an application delivery network (ADN) and security technology company since October 2012.

Prior to that, Mike held senior roles at American Express, Prime Financial, Inc., Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Downey Savings, Bank of America, and the Fairmont Hotel Management Company.

Alastair Crane
President, Content

As a highly recognized figure in the technology industry, Alistair Crane has spent over 10 years working with leading brands on mobile strategy, innovation and development. In 2010, Alistair founded Grapple, a mobile innovation studio, and in 2014 oversaw the acquisition of Grapple by Monitise, a leading global Mobile Money specialist. Recently, Alistair relocated to San Francisco to become President – Global Content for Monitise Group. He now oversees a several divisions within the Group including Monitise Create – the Monitise innovation hub, Monitise Content – formed from through the acquisition of Markco Media and Sales for the Monitise Americas business. Through his extensive experience, Alistair has established himself as a leader for fast-growing business, especially within the mobile technology space.

Stuart Cook
Executive Vice President, Product

Stuart Cook is responsible for product for Monitise. Stuart is a product leader with more than 15 years of experience in mobile banking and payments, internet applications, internet banking and ecommerce. Stuart joined Monitise in 2006, working as the head of product in the UK before moving to the US in 2010 to evolve our Visa Inc. relationship. Prior to joining Monitise, Stuart worked at RBS, leading the development of the Retail banking division's online banking product.

Stuart holds a MBA from the University of Kent.

Diego Devalle
Executive Vice President, Enterprise Engineering - Americas

Diego Devalle is responsible for leading the product development and quality assurance of the Monitise Americas Lab. Diego brings over 18 years of experience in various management positions in the Enterprise and Internet software application industry. A strong leader, Diego has built successful global development teams, executed on critical strategic development products and successfully integrated multiple acquisitions. Diego has unique experience running distributed development teams across the world, in countries such as Germany, Holland, India and the United States. Prior to joining Monitise in August 2012, Diego was VP of Engineering for SAP, where he led Product Management and Product Development in the SRM, CRM area.

Bob Murphy
Executive Vice President, Client Services and Operations

Bob Murphy is responsible for the operations for Monitise, consisting of: development and delivery of client-facing solutions, customer support, legal and human resources. Bob has over 30 years of professional experience in technology and over 22 years within the payments industry, covering both international and U. S. payment systems. Bob has held general management and senior executive level positions at FIS (Metavante/Vicor), VeriFone, CyberBills and PaymentNet. He has extensive experience in deploying and supporting a wide variety of payment systems to financial institutions on a global basis consisting of POS systems, bill presentment / bill payment, image based payments, remittance processing, security products, and internet commerce.

Bob has holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA with honors from St. Mary's College of California.

John Seratt
Vice President, Emerging Markets & Channels

John Seratt is responsible for Monitise America's Channel relationships and Latin American business. John has more than 15 years of experience providing innovative solutions to the financial services industry. As the head of channels at Monitise, John evaluates and executes payments ecosystem partnerships in North America and LATAM, which include issuers, MNOs and processors. Prior to joining Monitise, John was the head of media and tech BD for In-Q-Tel funded MetaCarta. John's management background also includes successful M&A deals with Nokia, FAST Search and Microsoft.

Helen Thompson
Vice President, Finance, Americas

Helen Thompson is responsible for the financial management of all Monitise operations in the Americas. Helen is a Chartered Accountant who qualified in the UK and joined Monitise Group in June 2008. Helen has looked after the financial operations for Monitise Europe for 4 years, particularly focusing on the company's key strategic contracts with RBS, Visa Inc., Visa Europe and FIS. Before joining Monitise, Helen worked in the television production industry and in accountancy practice dealing with a wide variety of clients in different industries.

Marc Winitz
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Americas

Marc Winitz is responsible for all marketing operations in the Americas. Marc has over 20 years of experience in senior sales and marketing leadership roles financial services, mobile and enterprise software. Marc joined Monitise in 2012 as part of the global marketing organization. Prior to that he spent 6 years leading sales, marketing and channel management functions for ATSC, a systems integrator with a focus on wireless and mobility. Marc also ran international sales and marketing operations at FICO performing new market development and sales functions into global 1000 brands in the financial services, insurance and retail sectors.

Marc holds a B.A. in Economics from U.C. San Diego.

Penny DeFrank
Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, Americas

Penny DeFrank is responsible for leading all people and culture programs for Monitise Americas, which includes Human Resources, Administration and Facilities Management. Penny brings a diverse set of experiences over 20+ years and a deep passion for managing teams, leading human resources strategy and evolving innovative organizational culture all to support a compelling workplace. Penny enjoyed senior leadership roles at early-stage, high-growth companies MobiTV, RichRelevance and WhiteHat Security before joining Monitise, and, prior to that, she spent more than 10 years at McKinsey & Company as Regional Director of HR and Administration for the firm's West Coast offices.

Penny holds a B.S. In Information Systems Management and a Master's in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.