MEET THE TEAM

The passion behind the product.

Our technology and service have been built by a passionate (and quirky) bunch of people with deep backgrounds in financial services, payments and technology. We have a common goal to deliver a world-class payment solution to shoppers that is superior in all respects to traditional credit-based payment products.

Payflex is backed by ZIP, a leading Australian fintech company with over 3.5 million customers across the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

MANAGEMENT

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PAUL BEHRMANN | CEO

Paul leads the Payflex revolution and dreams that one day all payments will be interest-free. Paul has 20 years of banking experience and has held senior roles at the big banks in product development, corporate finance and risk management. He is a keen tennis enthusiast and explorer and holds a BBusSci (UCT), and an MSC Economics (LSE).

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JASON PENTON | CTO

Jason is our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and is responsible for ensuring that the Payflex technology platform delivers an awesome customer experience. Jason has held various senior technology roles over a 15-year career, including senior developer for Smile Telecoms. Jason holds an MSc Computer Science (Rhodes).

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CHRIS OLSEN | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Chris brings 30 years of banking and operational experience to the team. Having worked for a number of financial institutions locally and internationally Chris ensures that all the systems, support functions and processes here at Payflex result in a seamless customer experience.

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KENNE LOUBSER | HEAD OF MARKETING

Logical with a dash of radical, Kenne is a marketing and technology professional with 12 years experience across various industries. His experience and expertise covers leading the marketing strategies, production processes and ongoing operations of the full marketing ecosystem of brands. Kenne holds a degree in Social Dynamics (Stellenbosch), Digital Marketing diploma, and a host of professional certifications. He also shreds the guitar like Eddie van Halen (well, almost).

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JARRED DEACON | SALES DIRECTOR

Having successfully worked in a variety of international markets, Jarred is an experienced solutions driver with a strong focus on contributing meaningful value to Payflex’s partners.

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ROWAN EVA | HEAD OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Rowan has been running accounts at top advertising agencies globally for over 17 years. He even once coordinated the building of the world’s biggest Vuvuzela on Cape Town’s unfinished highway back in 2010. When not thinking up smart ideas to get brands to shine, he’s a part-time runner and full-time dad.

SALES

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JARRED DEACON | SALES DIRECTOR

Having successfully worked in a variety of international markets, Jarred is an experienced solutions driver with a strong focus on contributing meaningful value to Payflex’s partners.

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BEN CLARK | SALES EXECUTIVE

Ben is our Cape Town representative and has a keen interest in finance and technology. Ben’s energy, enthusiasm and passion for people is unrivalled!

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CHAD VAN VURREN | SALES EXECUTIVE

An accountant turned salesman. Chad has international sales experience connecting with people around the globe. Don’t let his accounting background fool you; he will speak to you about anything from finance to football to film. “If you want something done right, do it properly the first time.

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CAROLINE TREGURTHA | SALES EXECUTIVE

Outgoing and passionate, Caroline loves spending her days working with people. She has an international sales background and graduated from IMM with a business degree in marketing management. When she isn’t drinking a glass of wine with her friends, you can find her singing, travelling, reading, or creating digital artworks.

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AMU HLABANO | SALES EXECUTIVE

Amu Hlabano is a UJ graduate, who is passionate about building authentic relationships and business development. She has over 7 years experience in the communication space. Amu looks forward to adding innovative solutions to your business.

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JONTY MATHEWS | SALES EXECUTIVE

Jonty is an ambitious, vibrant, adaptable and self-motivated individual, striving to make an impact in the lives of others. He applies a logical and creative approach to any task or situation that he undertakes. He also aims to find solutions that best serve the customer’s needs in order to create a mutually beneficial relationship, with growth as its focal point.

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RICHARD BAXTER | SALES EXECUTIVE

Richard has always had a passion for sales. He enjoys meeting new people and building long-term customer relationships. He has a diverse sales background with experience in the financial, industrial and tech industries. He holds a degree in Strategic Management from Varsity College. His passions outside work include boxing, golf and the outdoors.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS

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ROWAN EVA | HEAD OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Rowan has been running accounts at top advertising agencies globally for over 17 years. He even once coordinated the building of the world’s biggest Vuvuzela on Cape Town’s unfinished highway back in 2010. When not thinking up smart ideas to get brands to shine, he’s a part-time runner and full-time dad.

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EMMA SCRUBIS | SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Emma is a Psychology and Gender Studies graduate (UCT) with 5 years experience in the e-commerce industry. Emma is a dedicated, customer-centric, team player with expertise in Digital Marketing, Customer Relationship Management and UX Design. Emma is passionate about people and when she’s not nurturing new and existing relationships, Emma can be found exploring mountain tops, spending time with family and friends, baking, boxing and teaching yoga part-time.

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CORAILIE WALTON | ACCOUNT MANAGER

Corailie holds a Bcom Marketing Management degree (University of Pretoria) as well as Digital Marketing (UCT). When she’s not busy strengthening relationships, she’s either reading, listening to podcasts, hiking or becoming the ultimate “Zen Yogi”. She aspires to break the glass ceiling because she’s convinced the coffee tastes better there.

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NALEDI NJEMLA | ACCOUNT MANAGER

Naledi holds an Operations Management qualification and has mastered the ins and outs of customer communications. She’s enthusiastic about strengthening relationships and building partnerships. She spends her time brainstorming new ways to make improvements.

MARKETING

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KENNE LOUBSER | HEAD OF MARKETING

Logical with a dash of radical, Kenne is a marketing and technology professional with 12 years’ experience across various industries. His experience and expertise covers leading the marketing strategies, production processes and ongoing operations of the full marketing ecosystem of brands. Kenne holds a degree in Social Dynamics (Stellenbosch), Digital Marketing diploma, and a host of professional certifications. He also shreds the guitar like Eddie van Halen (well, almost).

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MELISSA ACKERMAN | DESIGNER

Melissa is a designer with a retail-focused career. She has a strong belief in design playing an important role in the customer brand experience. Art keeps her sane.

OPERATIONS

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TOM LISTER-JAMES | OPERATIONS MANAGER

Tom keeps the engine room at Payflex running smoothly, and when he’s not busy under the hood, enjoys sports, friends and building awesome businesses. Tom holds a Sports Management Diploma and a PG Dip Entrepreneurship (UCT).

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TREVOR TOMLINSON | RISK MANAGER

Trevor shares his 41 years of General Banking, Risk Management and Operational experience with the team. Having worked for a number of financial institutions locally, Trevor ensures that all the Risk Management, compliance and Due diligence processes are adhered to at Payflex and ensures that we cover all our bases from a risk perspective, providing the comfort that we pride ourselves by protecting all our Merchants’ and Customers’ interests.

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TIM VAN BLERCK | STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

The builder – Tim has over 18 years of experience in banking and payments systems and loves to take things apart to find out how they work. He has an MBA and a BSc in Computer Science and Information Systems.

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KETTY BUSO | CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Ketty understands the importance of customer service and strives to offer the most superior customer service by finding the best possible solution to customer concerns.

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HUGO MARE | HEAD: SALES ENABLEMENT AND GROWTH PROJECTS

Hugo is an attorney by profession with a passion for operations and project management. He has experience in the insurance, tax consulting and fin-tech space. He once spent every day of the week in a different country. When he is not busy solving problems at work, he can be found fly-fishing.

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SHAUN OLSEN | CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Shaun keeps a cool head under pressure and strives to give any challenge his best effort. He comes from an engineering background and currently works as a Customer Support agent and a Sales Representative. He is currently working towards a certificate in the banking industry and also assists with IT jobs and issues in the office. His biggest passions lie with technology and problem-solving.

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CHULE MAJEKE | CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Chule is passionate about marketing and customer relationship management. He has developed a great understanding of sales and the management of customers, specifically in the insurance industry. He lives by the motto: “Quality over quantity”.

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TUMI MODISE | OPERATIONS

Tumi brings 21 years of banking experience with Operations, Debt Collections and Credit experience. She has worked for various banks including Nedbank Private Bank, RMB Private Bank, Toyota Fleet and Commercial Department. She holds a National Diploma in Banking from the University of Johannesburg.

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LONDIWE ZUNGU | CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Londiwe holds an accounting qualification and is one of our dedicated customer support agents. She goes above and beyond to assist customer’s with their issues and doesn’t rest until customer queries are solved as she believes that their problems are hers.

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RICHARD BROOKS | DATA ANALYST

Richard is obsessed with data. Our BI developer and data guru has a particular interest and talent for designing, building, and automating complex and intuitive BI platforms, ensuring that all departments have instant access to critical information.

FINANCE

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BRANDON SHNEIER | FINANCE

Brandon is innovative and conscientious, applying his skills in the field of finance and strategic projects. He is a Chartered Accountant that is people, detail and results-oriented, ultimately striving for scintillating outcomes. He is the ultimate team player, whether it’s in the office or on the soccer field.