Episode 271: Craig J. Lewis, Founder/CEO of Gig Wage

Around the Coin Episode 271 Craig J. Lewis, Founder & CEO of Gig Wage

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Craig J. Lewis, the Founder and CEO of Gig Wage, a venture capital backed SaaS company that’s raised $16.45 million to-date to meet the demands of the future workforce and to build modern payment tools for it. Investors have included Steve Case (Founder of AOL) and his Revolution’s … Continue reading Episode 271: Craig J. Lewis, Founder/CEO of Gig Wage

Episode 270: Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy, CSO of Openpay

Around the Coin Episode 270 Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy, CSO of Openpay

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy and Chief Strategy Officer of Openpay. With over 30 years focused on payments of every kind, between all types of parties, and in almost every major country, Brian has been a frequent contributor to banking journals, has published numerous white papers addressing trends, … Continue reading Episode 270: Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy, CSO of Openpay

Episode 267: Steven Chan, Senior Director of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific at PayPal

Around the Coin Episode 267 Steven Chan, Senior Director of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific at PayPal

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Steven Xavier Chan, the senior director and regional head of government relations, Asia-Pacific, for Paypal Inc. Based in Singapore, he leads government advocacy, strategy, and outreach efforts in the region. Steven has more than 20 years of combined government and industry experience in international trade and public policy. … Continue reading Episode 267: Steven Chan, Senior Director of Government Relations, Asia-Pacific at PayPal

Episode 265: Thejo Kote, Founder/CEO of Airbase

Around the Coin Episode 265 Thejo Kote, Founder & CEO of Airbase

In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Thejo Kote, the Founder/CEO of Airbase. He was Co-Founder & CEO of Automatic, and of NextDrop. Prior to this, he worked as an Associate at Primera Capital. He served as Senior Engineer at Netcore Solutions and was the Software Engineer at Infosys Technologies Limited. He holds a … Continue reading Episode 265: Thejo Kote, Founder/CEO of Airbase

Episode 247: Amanda Jacobson, Chief of Staff at Oyster Financial

Around the Coin Episode 247 Amanda Jacobson Chief of Staff Oyster Financial

In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Amanda Jacobson, Chief of Staff for Oyster Financial, a digital financial platform for small- and medium-sized businesses. Oyster Financial is co-headquartered in Mexico City and San Francisco. Prior to joining Oyster’s executive management team, she invested in a portfolio of nine fintech startups for Fiinlab, the innovation lab of … Continue reading Episode 247: Amanda Jacobson, Chief of Staff at Oyster Financial

Episode 240: Maya Pochiraju, VP Product at Payability

Around the Coin Episode 240 Maya Pochiraju VP Product at Payability

In this episode, Min Kim interviews Maya Pochiraju. Maya is the Vice President in Blackstone’s Innovations Group driving firm-wide strategic technology programs across investor experience, fundraising, new-business regulation, and cloud computing. Maya’s work is based on her belief that technology should be leveraged to propel growth by providing unique business insights along with faster innovation, … Continue reading Episode 240: Maya Pochiraju, VP Product at Payability

Episode 239: Danny Shader, CEO & Founder, PayNearMe

Around the Coin Episode 239 Danny Shader CEO and Founder PayNearMe

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Danny Shader. Danny founded PayNearMe in 2009 and is driven to do right by customers, employees, and investors. Prior to PayNearMe, Danny led Good Technology, Inc., a wireless software company that was acquired by Motorola in 2007. Danny previously co-founded Accept.com, one of the first person-to-person payments providers, … Continue reading Episode 239: Danny Shader, CEO & Founder, PayNearMe

Episode 237: Brian Dammeir, President, North America at Adyen

Around the Coin Episode 237 Brian Dammeir, President, North America at Adyen

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Brian Dammeir, President, North America at Adyen. As the President of North America for Adyen, Brian Dammeir is focused on bringing the company’s global payments solution to major retail, tech, platform, and hospitality companies - including McDonald’s, Uber, Spotify, Subway, Postmates, and Gap. He oversees all North American … Continue reading Episode 237: Brian Dammeir, President, North America at Adyen