Taking FinTech international
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Lili Metodieva, Managing Director at Monneo
As the Managing Director of Monneo, Lilia is representative of powerful female leadership in Fintech. As part of a successful leadership team, she is responsible for managing the operations
of the company. Prior to joining Monneo, Lilia gained her master’s degree in Commerce and began her journey through to her career. Lilia has been active in the eCommerce industry since 2006, with experience in operations management of card acquirers and knowledge about VISA, Mastercard and CUP regulations and compliance, online payments, risk management and marketing.
Matthew Harrod, Founder of payments company
Matthew has been working in Payment acceptance for close on 20 years with a focus on cross border and international expansion for both customers and financial services businesses. Working in several countries across Europe for the likes of First Data, Lloyds Bank and Ingenico he has an experience of both legacy and emerging payment methods globally.
Mark Hartley, CEO and Founder at BankiFi
Before founding BankiFi, Mark Hartley has held a wide range of general management, sales, innovation and strategy roles in the technology industry for the financial services segment since the early nineties in the APAC region and Europe, most recently at Clear2Pay and FIS.
His vision around open payments lead to the creation of the Open Payment Hub, the ‘stable’ product that lead to the acquisition of the company in 2014 by FIS. A renowned innovator and thought leader on the subject of Payments & Open Banking, he served as strategic Advisor to the Board of Nationwide Building Society.
An award-winning marketer and entrepreneur, with 10 years + experience in the technology, retail, mobile and banking sectors. Kimberley’s career began in Manchester in independent music promotion, radio and online journalism.
In 2009, Kimberley Co-Founded international communications agency SkyParlour at 26 years of age. Ten years on, from its base in central Manchester, the business has amassed Fintech clients around the world from Palo Alto, to Munich, to Jakarta and back again to Cheadle.
Kimberley is co-chair of the Pro Manchester Fintech committee and industry advisor to the University of Salford Fintech MSc programme. She is also an active member of the Founders for Schools initiative and a mentor on the Tech Manchester mentoring programme.