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Our Team

At PayTech, we're a dynamic blend of experienced professionals and fresh innovators, all united by one mission - to transform the payments landscape. We're committed to making transactions as seamless and secure as possible, and we're not just adapting to the future, we're actively shaping it.


Meet some of our amazing people from around the world.

Group Head
Nicki Bull Bisgaard

Nicki has enjoyed more than 35 years in the cards and payments industry internationally. Most recently as Group Head for PayTech – a specialist advisory services company supporting payment schemes, banks, processors and corporate clients on leveraging the opportunities provided in this highly specialized space worldwide.

Managing Director - PayTech Nexus
Mark Lester-Smith

Mark is a very experienced Talent Acquisition Director with over 20 years recruiting in the global payments and fintech sector, both in-house and agency. Unrivalled network of contacts in fintech and payments across EMEA, APAC and North America.  He has built and is leading our high-performing recruitment team supporting our clients worldwide.

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Senior Consultant - PayTech Consulting
Marcus Sim

Marcus is an experienced strategic consultant and senior business manager within the Payments, Financial Services, and Loyalty sectors. He has worked across a variety of disciplines and business areas – where he successfully enabled clients to achieve significant business results through data, customer insights, and innovative solutions, with a proven history of leading business growth – from startups to existing businesses.

Senior Consultant - PayTech Consulting
James Holt

With a  20-year career and counting, James is a seasoned expert in commercial cards, travel and expense management, and procurement cards within the payments industry. Throughout his journey, James has held pivotal roles at some of the world's leading financial institutions, including Citibank, Bank of America, HSBC, and Accenture.

Senior Consultant - PayTech Consulting
Paolo Bortolotto

Paolo is a senior executive with extensive experience in corporate environments, specifically within payments ecosystem
(e.g. Mastercard, FIS, Nexi) but also medium sized organisations, Fintechs and consulting. He has also specialised in loyalty systems, hyper-personalisation and contectualised marketing


Paolo has a strong executive presence and communication skills.

Managing Director - PayTech Commercial
Vince Eavis

Vince has global expertise in B2B commercial payments with more than 20 years experience from more than 50 countries. He is an inspirational, authentic leader, thinker and facilitator with experience operating at a Managing Director level at Citi before joining PayTech. Vince is a regular speaker at payments industry conferences around the world.

Head of Operations - PayTech Commercial
Steve Homeweood

Steve has a vast  international experience in procurement, category management, process design, logistics and effective sourcing and deployment of card programs. He is skilled at leading and enabling teams to deliver success from complex or untried business opportunities. Steve has an unique ability to identify and resolve key issues in complex stakeholder or business environments.

Head of Operations - PayTech Academy
Didrik Cappelen

Didrik is an experienced CEO and MD with a demonstrated history of working in financial services, the leisure, travel & tourism industry. He has developed and launched loyal programs for several leading banks across Europe and beyond. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Development of Loyalty Solutions, Marketing Management, Negotiation, Business Planning, Event Planning, and Entrepreneurship.

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Senior Consultant - PayTech Consulting
Alan Hawkins

Alan brings a wealth of experience from a distinguished career in the commercial payments market. He has a proven track record managing commercial card teams for a range of financial institutions including: GE Capital, Mastercard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and ING. In addition he has consulted for card issuers, networks and fintechs, applying his skills and knowledge to solve complex business issues in the commercial cards space.


Prior to entering commercial payments, Alan spent 15 years with Royal Bank of Scotland in senior sales and marketing management roles across the corporate, retail, private banking and international divisions of the Bank.

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Head of Operations - PayTech Consulting
Andre Hattingh

Andre joined PayTech from Visa where he was heading up their commercial cards business in the CEMEA region out of Dubai. He is a  seasoned leader in his field and has a wealth of experience in managing and delivering projects across different disciplines, regions and cultures. He will always secure tangible benefits to our clients across the board.

Head of Operations - PayTech Analytics
Doug West

Doug is an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in payments and cards, IT strategy, business transformation, project portfolio management, data and analytics. Doug joined us from Visa Europe where he served as SVP Head of Operations for Visa Consulting & Analytics.

Regional Lead APAC - PayTech Consulting - B2B Practice
Dave Cook

Dave Cook is a true commercial payments expert, having worked in the industry for over 20 years.  In this time his work has spanned numerous geographies and more  a wide range of key functions, ensuring he has first hand experience in order to provide tangible and actionable insights for our clients from Product Design all the way through to Commercialisation of those solutions. Based in Australia for over 10 years is our Commercial Card Regional Lead for Asia-Pacific.

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Senior Consultant - PayTech Consulting
Jason Fryer

Jason has been in the Commercial Payments industry for over 20 years and has a deep understanding of the payment needs of Corporate and Business Banking clients. His broad knowledge has been built from various roles in Strategy, Customer Management, Sales and Training with Amex, ANZ and Mastercard where he was Regional Head of Commercial Payments in Asia Pacific before joining PayTech.


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