Monitise – Why Work For Us?

Monitise plc (LSE: MONI.L) is a world leader in Mobile Money - banking, paying and buying with a mobile device. Leading banks, payments companies, retailers, mobile networks and media owners use Monitise's technology platforms and services to securely connect people with their money in developed and emerging markets.

Monitise was founded in 2003 when founder Alastair Lukies saw the potential of using the mobile phone for more than simply a text or call. He wanted to link banks and mobile operators, thereby empowering consumers to manage their finances or make payments directly from their mobile, anytime, anywhere.

From an innovative idea, Monitise has built the world's first mobile banking, payments and commerce ecosystem. Today, our team provides services to more than 350 financial institutions and other leading brands globally.

With offices in the UK, the USA, Turkey and the Middle East, Hong Kong and Indonesia, we are enabling trusted and secure mobile banking, payment and commerce solutions for clients and consumers everywhere.

The success of Monitise is defined by its people. As the global leader in Mobile Money solutions, we are focused on leading the development of the industry across the globe. Everyone, at all levels of the organization, participates actively in this process, whether developing our platform and services, working with our customers and partners across the globe or making our internal infrastructure tick.

Our structure reflects this: we don't believe in unnecessary hierarchies and our senior management team encourages an open collaborative environment where everyone is encouraged to share their ideas. This is also reflected in our office layout - you won't find senior management in large corner offices here and our developers sit next to our commercial team, our marketers alongside our accountants. This gives everyone a better idea of what's happening across the whole business and how they contribute to the overall success of the company.

The people who succeed here are committed about our business, relish a challenge, use their initiative and take every opportunity to push themselves and the company forward. In return, we offer competitive salaries and bonuses, as well as a host of other benefits.

Elizabeth Buse - CEO

Elizabeth Buse joined Monitise in June 2014 as co-CEO, responsible for the company's operations, including sales, marketing, product, technology, finance and administrative functions. Prior to Monitise, Elizabeth spent 16 years at Visa Inc, most recently as Global Executive, Solutions, responsible for the company's merchant relationships, ecommerce, mobile and processing products.  Before that, she spent three years in Singapore, running Visa's business in Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. She also held roles as Visa’s Global Head of Product; Executive Vice President of Product Development and Management; and Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets & Technologies, leading all aspects of product strategy, development and growth.

Prior to joining Visa in 1998, Elizabeth served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Electronic Funds Division of First Data Corp. Elizabeth also serves as a Director of Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform listed on NYSE, and was a Director of Artio Global Investors Inc. from September 2009 to January 2013.

Lee Cameron - Deputy CEO & Chief Commercial Officer

Lee oversees commercial, business development and legal activities as well as setting corporate development strategy. Lee has been with the company since its formation as a member of the founding management team. Appointed to the Board in 2008 he has held a number of senior executive roles within the company. A lawyer by profession, Lee maintains his qualification as a solicitor while overseeing his business responsibilities. Prior to Monitise, Lee was General Counsel of Morse plc, a FTSE 250, technology company. He has extensive experience of private and public company boards and currently sits on the global digital advisory board of a $10bn Nasdaq-listed business.

Lee's reputation for getting deals done and managing complex cross-border transactions whether M&A or commercial contracts enables him to protect and grow Monitise's market-leading position. Earlier in his career Lee held a number of legal roles and worked in large financial institutions.

Brad Petzer - Chief Financial Officer

Brad joined Monitise as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Brad’s responsibilities include finance, risk, investor relations, human resources and facilities. He previously worked at TelecityGroup plc, a FTSE 250 company, where he was the Group’s Financial Controller. At Telecity Brad supported the business through its Main Market listing on LSE and was responsible for the Group’s reporting, planning, policies, risk and control. 

Prior to Telecity Brad held senior finance roles at Create Services, an online credit card provider and part of Lloyds Banking Group, and other technology companies. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Mike Dreyer - Chief Operating Officer and President, Americas

Mike has lead responsibility for the design, build and operations of Monitise technology globally, as well as running the company’s Americas business. He joined Monitise in August 2014 to oversee all sales activity and major accounts spanning the US, Canada and Latin America. Prior to Monitise, Mike was Chief Information Officer, Global Head of Technology at Visa Inc.

Before that, Mike was CIO of Inovant, where he oversaw the development and management of Visa’s global systems technology. He also held executive positions at VISA USA as Senior Vice President of processing and emerging products, and Senior Vice President of commercial solutions. Mike has been on the Board of Directors of F5 Networks (NASDAQ) an application delivery network (ADN) and security technology company since October 2012. 

Prior to that, Mike held senior roles at American Express, Prime Financial, Inc., Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Downey Savings, Bank of America, and the Fairmont Hotel Management Company.

Alistair Crane - Chief Sales Officer

Alistair is responsible for sales globally, including the Americas and Europe.

As a highly recognised figure in the technology industry, Alistair Crane has spent over 10 years working with leading brands such as Procter & Gamble, Adidas & LVMH, Samsung and RBS Group, on mobile strategy, innovation and development. In 2010, Alistair founded Grapple Mobile, a mobile innovation studio. In 2013 he oversaw the acquisition of Grapple by Monitise.

Rene Ho - Chief Marketing Officer

Rene, who joined Monitise in February, 2015, is responsible for the Monitise brand, products and design services as well as marketing and communications. Previously, he was based at Visa Inc. for ten years, where he held various executive roles. These included leading Visa’s implementation for the Apple Pay digital payment service and Visa’s Token Services, integrating Fundamo - the South African-based mobile payment provider, and overseeing sales, marketing, product development technology, communications and innovation.

Rene also spent four years in Singapore overseeing mobile product strategy and offerings, sales development and client engagement programs. Prior to his work at Visa, Rene spent 10 years at the Palo Alto-based management consultancy Strategic Decisions Group developing business strategies for both start-ups and multi-billion dollar companies.

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Monitise Awards & Accolades

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Choice Award: High-Performing New Business Partner , IBM, 2014
Most Innovative Growth Companies , Forbes, 2014
Overall Winner , The Banker Technology Projects of the Year, 2014
Best New Service of the Year - Gold , International Best in Biz Awards, 2014
UK Technology Fast 50 , Deloitte, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Public (MONI)
Industry Information Technology

From an innovative idea, Monitise has built the world’s first mobile banking, payments and commerce ecosystem. Monitise works with hundreds of banks, payments companies, retailers and mobile networks to help them provide engaging and indispensable mobile services for their customers. The collaborations include MasterCard, IBM, Telefónica, Santander, U.S. Bank, RBS, Virgin Money, Visa, FIS and many others.

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