Previously

Ingenico, Chief Executive Officer
Visa Europe, Chief Executive Officer
AvantCard, Chief Executive Officer
Bank of America, Loss Prevention & Portfolio Optimization SVP

Company

Entersekt were one of the early pioneers of phone-as-a-token, out-of-band push authentication – collecting the first of 60-plus patents that recognize innovation in digital security, payments, and user experience. Their security technology is widely deployed and proven; the assurance it provides their customers continues to unlock new capabilities and revenue opportunities.

Search Background

Following their continued international scaling success, Entersekt were looking for an independent Non-Executive Director to join the Board to support the CEO and Investor Directors. The purpose was to have an experienced and objective board member, who would act as a sounding board to the CEO, offering debate, suggestions and possible solutions.

Requirements

The NED would need to be an experienced leader, ideally having previously scaled an international FinTech business either at General Management, CFO or Board level. Ideally, they would have experience of strategic large-scale enterprise deals, preferably with financial service organisations. Their knowledge and experience would support the CEO in scaling the business, helping to devise the strategy, and facilitating a path to exit. Previous experience as a Non-Executive/Chairperson was deemed to  be advantageous.

Result

Erevena conducted a global search, focusing on candidates who had the required  experience, and if possible, a leverageable network across the FinTech industry. Nicolas is a highly visible and incredibly well networked FinTech CEO having held roles with Visa, AvantCard and Ingenico. He has substantial board and investor level experience to draw upon and support Entersekt through their next stage of growth.

Schalk Nolte

CEO

Erevena helped us solve an important strategic hire which will positively impact our business and growth. They put together the best team with relevant functional and domain expertise to deliver a speedy outcome and the highly successful appointment of Nicolas. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Ben and the team again.

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Ben Erskine-Hill, Partner

Specialisms: FinTech, Board & General Management, Commercial, Private Equity

Patrick Anderson, Partner

Specialisms: FinTech, General Management, Product, Commercial

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