London, UK

About The Opportunity

Our client, are a cutting-edge, Private Equity-backed B2B payment startup, leveraging AI/ML, blockchain, and ESG metrics to revolutionise the way businesses handle their financial transactions. Their technological foundation has been meticulously crafted over the past three years. Starting as an ESG driven payment solution, they built valuable technology that is proven in the market. While the core technology has undergone extensive development, its modularity is being enhanced to align with their vision of a seamlessly integrated product suite. Their current strategy leans more towards a codebase propulsion approach, wherein specific code segments are repurposed, rather than deploying the entire product as a standalone solution.

As the CEO, you will be responsible for guiding and overseeing the strategy and business functions of the company. You will work closely with the Board to build strategic partnerships and steer the organisation to its next stage of growth and development. This role is ideal for someone who has the right mix of leadership, passion, energy, and experience to build a new disruptive business in the payment’s ecosystem. The ideal candidate will be business savvy, has an entrepreneurial spirit and innovative nature, with an extensive network in the payments industry and startup ecosystem.


  • Lead the development of a high calibre business plan in accordance with the company's vision.
  • Lead the development of the company’s short and long-term strategy, ensuring their alignment with our ambitious growth plans.
  • Direct the organisation in line with the goals and visions set by the board of directors.
  • Drive the rapid growth and expansion of the company by identifying new business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Oversee smooth running of operations, sales and marketing ensuring adherence to legal guidelines and compliance.
  • Evaluate company performance metrics and examine financial/non-financial reports to provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Recruit, lead and motivate a high performing executive managerial team.
  • Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the payments eco system and maintain close relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Ensure the company's messaging, branding, and positioning are consistent and compelling in the market.
  • Monitor industry trends and competitive landscape to identify potential risks and opportunities.
  • Assume other appropriate responsibilities as assigned to the CEO role by the Board from time to time.

About The Desired Candidate

  • Proven experience as CEO in the payments space
  • Extensive experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organisational and leadership skills
  • Strong commercial acumen on go to market, product marketing, and sales strategies.
  • Extensive experience in Acquiring and/or Gateway solutions with a proven competence in communicating payment technology and payment service concepts a must.
  • Proven experience in developing compelling sales propositions for, and establishing effective commercial relationships with channel and strategic partners.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards in the payments ecosystem.
  • Energetic, self-motivated and effective under pressure - must enjoy the challenge of working autonomously within a fast-paced, start up working environment.
  • Must of worked within a disruptive payments brand.


Up to £400,000 plus equity and package

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