William Lorenz

COO, Dapio (Paymob Smart Payments)

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Oxford

Stream: FinTech

As a founder and Chief Operating Officer of two international fintech businesses, I am an experienced and agile leader with an in-depth understanding of financial technology, payments and the challenges of growing international businesses.

William co-founded prepaid cards specialist Ixaris Systems in 2002 and worked to grow the company from 3 to 100 employees, in excess of £10M revenue per annum and delivered a 10x exit to early-stage investors.

In 2013 I co-founded Kwanji an SME foreign exchange comparison business and worked across the business to grow geographic footprint, headcount, and revenues.

I’ve also completed a range of fintech projects as a consultant or mentor and am currently the Payment Stratefy Director of Modulr, a white-label B2B Payments as a Service company in the scale-up phase, processing in excess of 10M transactions / £9BN of value monthly.

My specialisms include all things Fintech, Operations, Forex, Payments, Prepaid cards, E-commerce, Fraud & AML controls, Product Definition, Buy-side Negotiation, Financial modelling, Management Consultancy, Mentorship.

Outside work I enjoy wine tasting (in particular a good pinot noir), photography and swimming.