AUSTRALIA Team

Leadership

Ivan Schwartz, Founder & CEO

Ivan has over 20 years’ experience in direct marketing and loyalty programs across a wide variety of sectors. Ivan brings his extensive relationship marketing and general management experience to the business.

Stan Zets, Finance Director

Stan is a Chartered Accountant and former CEO of an international professional advisory firm. He served as a director of numerous companies in Australia, the UK, USA and others. He brings a wealth of finance and governance skills, and deep knowledge of the loyalty and rewards sector having advised Qantas Loyalty on their Business Awards Platform.

Kaushik Saksena, CTO

Kaushik, a Web/IT solutions expert who specialises in leading digital technology teams to achieve successful product delivery, oversaw development of the company’s platforms and ongoing management of solutions. He leads technical engagement with external dev teams to ensure effective merchant deployment of points4purpose as the foundation for customer success.

Geoff Hirsh, Director

Geoff is a Management Consultant and M&A Advisor. Defining strategy and solving growth-limiting problems. Co-founder of BGC Potenza and BGC Consulting. Passionate about helping businesses achieve sustainable success

Advisory Board

Dean Blomson, Chair

Experienced strategy advisor, facilitator and transformation guide to executives when preparing for and leading significant capital and organizational commitments.

Alan Branch

Stan is a Chartered Accountant and former CEO of an international professional advisory firm. He served as a director of numerous companies in Australia, the UK, USA and others. He brings a wealth of finance and governance skills, and deep knowledge of the loyalty and rewards sector having advised Qantas Loyalty on their Business Awards Platform.

Mike Chuter

Experienced entrepreneur and business leader with a passion for mixing human brilliance with data, creativity and technology to innovate and make an impact.

Michael Eidel, Consutant

Experienced Executive with a demonstrated track record in growing and transforming businesses in financial services. Strong proven leadership as a FinTech.

Jess Pearson

With over 10 years experience as Business Development Manager for Blackbaud Asia Pacific with experience across NFP and Corporate sector Now heading up BrightSearch Recruitment.

Tony Jacobson

Results-driven business strategist dedicated to guiding executives along the journey to finding their ultimate business model.

US Team

Leadership

Ivan Schwartz, Founder & CEO

Ivan has over 20 years’ experience in direct marketing and loyalty programs across a wide variety of sectors. Ivan brings his extensive relationship marketing and general management experience to the business.

James Trocme, COO

A seasoned professional with global cross-cultural and industry experience in product management, product engineering and development, FinTech, banking automation, payments technologies, software, services, security, fraud risk management. He brings decades of experience in competitive and market intelligence for business development.

Carl Preller, Advisor

Carl is currently Managing Partner for Level-Up North America, a boutique Commerce Strategy Consulting agency working globally with multiple leading clients such as PepsiCo, L’Oreal, Haleon and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. He is a global Commercial and Strategy leader with a strong track record of driving business growth, innovation, and organizational transformation across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Erwin Catindig, VP Special Projects

Erwin is a seasoned business leader in driving growth and innovation through technology. He has a proven track record of elevating products and services, improving customer experience, and optimizing global operations, with a focus on driving revenue growth and reducing costs. Erwin has managed financial service organizations delivering operational efficiencies and double-digit increases in efficiency.

Leslie Poole, VP Credit Unions

Senior (C) Level Executive with extensive experience in, and passion for, developing companies, products, people, and winning teams. 26 years experience with emergent technology and financial service companies, selling into Fortune 500’s, Credit Unions, B2B’s, and SMB’s. Success in leading startup companies, building and managing national partnerships.