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In 2013 a small group of highly experienced payment executives came together with a vision of building a new payments technology platform with omnichannel at its heart. Their vision was to deliver a solution set that met the needs not only of merchants, but also consumers who increasingly demand a consistent and seamless payment experience across all retail channels.

With offices in Kent, London and Dunfermline, Optomany now numbers over 100 like-minded payment experts focused on delivering the new standard in payment processing.

Simon Wilding, Chief Executive Officer

Simon is a founder director of CR7 Services (Optomany's parent company) and as Chief Executive Officer is responsible for all aspects of the Optomany business in the UK and Europe.

Simon has a long and successful track record in the payment's industry having been the co-founder and CEO of Commidea before merging the company with Point International. Simon worked with Point for 2 years as Senior Vice President and Head of UK and Ireland and was a key member of the team that conducted the sale of Point International to Verifone in 2011.

He is passionate about innovation in payments and has the proven ability to translate visions into profitable reality.

Ian Rutland, Chief Operating Officer

Ian is the newest member of the Optomany management team and an experienced leader in the payments industry. He has over 30 years' experience in financial services including 15 years in cards and digital payments, both domestically and internationally.

He joined Optomany from Miura Systems, where he was CEO, having previously been Managing Director of Commidea and holding senior executive positions at Worldpay and First Data. He has also served on a number of industry bodies and advisory boards and was a director of Visa UK.

As COO he is responsible for Optomany's operational, customer service and marketing strategies.

Robert McLaughlin, Chief Commercial Officer

Robert has over 30 years' experience of sales and general management across the payment service provision value chain. In his career to date he has gained broad international experience spanning EMEA, Far East, Australasia and China in both established multinational organisations and start-up situations.

In his last role prior to joining Optomany as GM UK for Verifone, he oversaw the integration of the Point UK business into the wider Verifone organisation.

In his role as Chief Commercial Officer Robert is responsible for sales strategy and management and market development.

Ryan Philo, Chief Product Officer

Ryan was one of the founding team behind Optomany and brought with him over 20 years of experience in the payments arena spanning all areas of product and platform design, development and testing.

Previously Head of Product Innovation at Verifone, following its acquisition of Point International, he led the rollout of the Payments as a Service (PaaS) model across multiple international territories.

As CPO, he is responsible for Optomany's system architecture design and our product and solution strategy.

Marc White, Chief Security Officer

Marc has more than 20 years' experience in the payment sector and is responsible for security strategy across Optomany and the wider CR7 Services Group. This incorporates developing, implementing and maintaining security policies, standards and procedures at a platform, product and corporate level.

Marc is a specialist in information security, encryption and tokenisation, corporate governance, network security, and forensics. He has previously worked as global Chief Information Security Officer for Verifone and as Head of Security for Commidea and Point.

As an active security researcher he has contributed to the development of the PCI DSS and P2PE standards through his positions on various PCI working groups and other external bodies.

Adrian Wilding, Chief Financial Officer

Adrian is an experienced finance professional with experience in both regulated and non-regulated environments. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he spent almost 25 years in financial services, predominantly reinsurance and retail life insurance.

He has significant experience in the preparation and execution of IPOs, full LSE & NYSE listing and private equity funding. Within Optomany, and the wider CR7 Services Group, Adrian is responsible for financial strategy, planning, management and reporting in addition to overall corporate governance including HR.

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