The way people earn and spend money is being reimagined every day by technology. But payments and finance haven’t kept up. Shoppers want flexibility and simplicity in how they pay for their purchases. They want solutions that match with how they live and how they prefer to manage their finances. That’s why we started Afterpay. We’re creating a new kind of payments company. One that helps people shop and transact in the way they want.
We founded the company in 2014 in Sydney, Australia with that ambitious goal and built an industry-leading technology platform and a world-class team to help us achieve this. Afterpay took the first step in its mission with the introduction of our first product in 2015 – simple, interest-free instalment plans, available instantly at retail stores – either online, on mobile, or in-store. This is just the beginning of our journey and we hope you’ll join us.
Nick has extensive experience in online retail, having launched the leading American online jeweller, Ice.com, into Australia under the local brand Iceonline.com.au. Nick successfully grew Ice in Australia to become the largest online-only jewellery and watch retailer. Prior to launching Ice, Nick was an Investment Analyst at venture capital fund M. H. Carnegie & Co., where he was primarily responsible for growth stage investment opportunities in the technology sector. Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Sydney University.
Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in investing, public company directorships and providing corporate advice across a variety of sectors. Prior to co-founding Afterpay, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Guinness Peat Group (GPG). He was actively involved in a number of financial services, software and technology companies in which GPG was a major shareholder. Before joining GPG, Anthony was involved in investment banking, specialising in mergers and acquisitions. He is currently also a director of Foundation Life (N.Z) Limited.
Richard has 15 years’ experience in retail banking including senior roles in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam. After completing his graduate programme at Westpac, Richard joined the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) where key roles included General Manager Performance and Productivity for the Retail Bank and the Country Head for the CBA in Japan. Most recently at CBA Richard was the General Manager for the Self Managed Superannuation Fund Segment.
David has over 15 years experience leading product and marketing in technology businesses. Before joining Afterpay, David was CEO and co-founder of Hynt.com, a recommendations and native advertising platform for e-commerce stores. Prior to that he was Director of Product & Marketing for Getprice, Australia’s leading online comparison shopping engine. David also spent 3 years with Google as Head of Market Insights, working across Google’s entire portfolio of industry verticals in Australia and New Zealand.
Fabio has 8 year’s experience in sales interacting with retail merchants across several verticals. Prior to joining Afterpay, Fabio led the Channel Partnerships and SMB telesales team for eBay Australia. Fabio was actively involved on building and developing relationships with local and global ecommerce platforms and engaging with medium to large size Australian retailers. Prior to eBay, Fabio worked for 3.5 years at PayPal where he spent two years supporting the Payflow Gateway.
Paz has over 20 years’ experience in financial and commercial accounting roles within Australia and Europe having worked in FMCG, manufacturing and Information Technology industries. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting major) degree. More recently he was Director of Controlling for SCA Group in Europe prior to returning to Australia to work for Touchcorp and Afterpay.
Michael graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Commerce. After commencing in operations at the Bulldogs Rugby League Club, Michael went on to manage the Sydney office of Inspire Sports Management for 4 years. In this role, he became a leading player manager for elite Australian soccer players. With a keen interest in contractual law, Michael took up a solicitor position in a commercial and property law firm, before joining the Afterpay team.
Alan has over 8 years sales experience in roles across both Ireland & Australia. Before Joining Afterpay Alan worked as a Retail Growth Specialist at eBay AU. Working with Small & Medium businesses across Australia to grow their Online revenue through the eCommerce channel. Prior to this he spent 2 years as an account Manager at Setanta Sport TV channel.
Laura has over 10 years’ experience in the ecommerce sector. As an online retail advocate (avid shopper) Laura has made it her mission to raise the standard and profile of ecommerce in Australia. Prior to Afterpay Laura launched and ran ShopStyle.com.au (the Australian arm of the US site ShopStyle) for 5 years to become the leading style-centric search engine in Australia, working with the world’s best retail brands.
Lainey has over 10 years of experience in the Collections industry focusing in the Banking and Finance sector. She started her career as a bank teller and moved into a number of management roles. Most recently Lainey worked as a Specialised Relationship Officer, managing a team of 40 dealing with high priority customer issues related to credit and collections.
Alex has 7 years experience in enterprise sales, working with Australia & NZ’s top retailers across a number of verticals. She started her career with Village Roadshow, running a Category Management team and managing national account relationships. More recently before joining Afterpay Alex worked as a Strategic Partnerships Manager at eBay AU. Working with enterprise businesses to open an incremental growth channel and enabling brands to strategically target their customers directly through the platform.
Max prides himself upon being Afterpay’s first and youngest employee. He is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) at the University of Sydney, where he is majoring in finance and history. With a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, Max mentors at the Sydney Genesis start-up incubator.