Our portfolio of platforms, products and services help our clients around the world design, build and run innovative digital propositions safely and securely.
The combined group has an unparalleled ability to address industry requirements at both a global and local level having had over a decade of experience of working with and operating digital services for some of the world’s most trusted financials services brands.
The combined group consist of 5 business units; FINkit, Monitise Americas, Monitise MEA, Big Radical and Monitise Content.
Chief Executive Officer
Lee was appointed CEO of the group in September 2015. He has been with the company since its formation as a member of the founding management team. Appointed to the Board in 2008 he has held a number of senior executive roles within the company. A lawyer by profession. Prior to Monitise, Lee was General Counsel of Morse plc, a FTSE 250, technology company. He has extensive experience of private and public company boards.
Chief Operating Officer
Gavin joined Monitise in October 2015 as Chief Restructuring Officer, was appointed Chief Operating Officer in March 2016 and was appointed to the Board in July 2016. Gavin is a Chartered Accountant by profession who has significant previous Board experience having held CFO, COO and CEO positions at both listed and private companies including Vertex Group, iSoft plc, Morse plc, Menvier Swain Group plc. Gavin is currently non-executive Chairman of the Vertex Group.
Managing Director, FINkit
Nick leads the direction and execution of FINkit platform sales, the development of the curated fintech partnership programme, platform engineering, product and marketing. He also continues the leadership of the strategic IBM technology and go-to-market collaboration. From 30 years’ experience, Nick benefits from the successes and lessons learnt in instrumental roles during the game-altering years of many high tech innovators of their time, both as an individual contributor as well as executive leadership. These companies have included Sun Microsystems as they invented Open Systems and Client Server architectures; through to running global sales and marketing for a high growth private cloud start-up founded by the CTO of Goldman Sachs; as well as driving Digital Marketing platform sales in Microsoft.
Business Operations, FINkit
Will is passionate about establishing and growing digital financial services businesses that make a difference to customer’s lives; at FINkit Will is accountable for Agile led delivery, operations and client readiness. With over 20 years’ experience at exec level in Financial Services roles in the UK and abroad, including positions within Retail, Private and Wealth management, Will has driven financial innovation into profitable live propositions through agile team delivery at Egg (the UK’s first digital bank), RBS, M&S and Santander. He was also COO at Funds Direct, the pioneering investment funds platform, that was a pioneer in transforming the ways in which intermediaries transact their business digitally.
Fatih Isbecer has 20+ years of software industry experience as an entrepreneur and CEO. He started his first venture at the age of 21, then his second venture Pozitron, at 24, which went on to lay foundations for Turkey’s mobile banking, commerce and payments ecosystem. In a short period of time, Pozitron became the fastest growing company of the year and was also named Deloitte Technology Fast500 EMEA company in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Pozitron was acquired by Monitise in February 2014. He served as Managing Director and President of Monitise MEA from 2014 to 2016. He actively invests in technology startups across the world as an angel investor, is a member of Galata Business Angels and shares his entrepreneurial experiences and forward-looking views on technology in organizations such as MIT Sloan School, Stanford GSB and TEDx. Isbecer holds a Physics Engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University.
Managing Director, MEA
Firat Isbecer currently serves as Managing Director of Monitise MEA overseeing the company’s Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Africa sales & operations. He is a member of Galata Business Angels, Turkey’s first angel investment network. He also publishes articles on technology at various newspapers and blogs. Firat is a Turkish entrepreneur and co-founded Pozitron, a pioneering mobile banking, commerce & payments company that was acquired by Monitise in February 2014. After studying at Robert College High School in İstanbul, Firat received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Internet Broadcasting from Galatasaray University, and his Master’s Degree in Geopolitical Studies from a joint programme by the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the École Normale Supérieure.
Managing Director, Monitise Content
Chris Reilly is the Managing Director of Monitise Content which consists of a number of digital distributions networks operating across multiple territories, serving millions of customers each year. He brings over 10 years of online commercial expertise to the business covering marketing, strategy, positioning, analytics and management. Chris previously worked as General Manager across the Markco Media portfolio alongside its founder and prior to its acquisition by Monitise in June 2014. Prior to that Chris worked within online pure-play organisations from start-ups to private equity backed multi-million pound online retailers across multiple territories.
Tom is Company Secretary of Monitise and responsible for corporate development activities for the Group. He has been with the company since its listing in 2007 and has held a number of finance-led executive roles. He brings over 25 years of experience covering both financial management gained over several industries and corporate development activity including cross-border M&A. A Cambridge graduate and Chartered Accountant, Tom trained with Price Waterhouse. Prior to joining Monitise, Tom spent five years as UK Finance Director of IT services and technology company Morse plc.