Buckzy has been able to fundamentally transform the global movement of money with its international real-time payments ecosystem.

Buckzy Payments Inc.

Meet Our Team

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    Rob Palmer Chief Operating Officer

    Rob Palmer

    Rob has a broad range of experience in product management and business development bringing both business-to-business and business-to-consumer solutions to market in the financial services industry over the past 25+ years.

    An experienced leader with a proven track record, he has led teams to deliver innovative products, exceed sales targets and build compelling business strategy. He has held executive roles in financial institutions and technology services companies that operate both locally and globally.

    At Buckzy Payments Inc., Rob is accountable to design, deliver and evangelize a consistent customer-centered culture across the entire company. Ensuring Buckzy provides the most compelling products, services and experiences to our customers.

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    Lindsay Mulligan Global Chief Marketing Officer

    Lindsay Mulligan

    Lindsay Mulligan has over 12 years experience in marketing multinational brands on a global scale for both B2B and B2C initiatives. As an experienced innovator in brand communications, she carries in depth marketing knowledge within a multitude of industries and sectors where she excels in building brands from the ground up.

    Lindsay has a proven track record of developing and launching #1 innovative consumer products and solutions to the marketplace working with leading brands in their categories. Her focus on developing brand campaigns entrenched with inbound and path to purchase marketing initiatives has proven to support business objectives in achieving overall company targets and goals.

    As a leader in digital and consumer centricity, she excels at finding new and creative strategies to propel businesses forward while ensuring industry trends and shifts are at the forefront in order to gain mass awareness, lead generation and consumer acquisition.

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    C.K. Semlani Chief Business Development Officer

    C.K. Semlani

    Chanakya Semlani (CK) has more than 25 years of experience in global business development and strategic alliances with mature and start-up organizations in the FinTech and Payments space.

    He is currently the Chief Business Development Officer at Buckzy, where he is responsible for growing the business globally through strategic business development with customers and partners.

    CK held key business development, strategic partnership and sales roles in Western Union, Fundation, a SMB lender backed by Goldman Sachs, Vayana, an innovative financial solutions and services company backed by HDFC Ltd (India’s largest financial services group) and Reliance, Blue Ocean Ventures and Laptop Lane (now part of the Regus Group), which he helped lead to a successful exit.

    He has also been involved in humanitarian work with Make A Difference Entrepreneurs (MADE), served International Association for Human Values, a United Nations NGO with activities in more than 155 countries worldwide and Board Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) Houston Chapter.

    He holds an MBA in International Business. CK resides in Houston with his wife and two sons.

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    Abdul Naushad President and CEO

    Abdul Naushad

    Our founder, Abdul Naushad founded Buckzy Payments Inc., in 2018, based on his vision for building a global real-time dedicated remittance ecosystem to align with the needs of the upcoming real-time economy. After spending over 10 years as the CEO and co-founder at one of the leading cross border payment technology companies and researching customer needs and challenges in the payments industry, Abdul began to evangelize a fundamental shift in how cross border payments can be automated and optimized to deliver a real-time customer experience using a unique model.

    The Buckzy Payments Inc., ecosystem will fundamentally change the way global money movement occurs addressing the key challenges consumers and small businesses have faced over the past 40 years. Through optimization of cost, systems and processes Buckzy Payments Inc., is delivering the next generation of payment solutions for the real-time economy.

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    Raihan Islam Global Head of Product Management

    Raihan Islam

    Raihan played an instrumental role in building one of the largest mobile wallet providers in Asia to more than 30 million customers. He has a proven track record of building customer-centric products that enable full-scale penetration of market segments.

    With more than 13 years of experience, Raihan has worked in both the telecommunication and FinTech industries, supporting product, customer lifecycle, and pricing management. He has a Master’s degree in Analytics and an undergraduate degree in Business, with additional education in pricing and user experience designing.

    At Buckzy Payments Inc., Raihan is responsible for developing products and services that enable every customer to transact globally, instantly!

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    Shrey Azad Head of Sales APAC

    Shrey Azad

    Shrey has more than 8 years of experience in business development and strategy in Telecom, E-commerce and Fintech. In his last role, Shrey was heading In-App sales for Mobikwik, one of India's top fintech companies. He was also responsible for driving a core team aimed at acquiring 100 million users.

    Shrey has a Master’s Degree in Telecom-Marketing and bachelor’s degree in engineering. At Buckzy Payments Inc., Shrey is responsible for sales strategy and development in the APAC market. He will focus on establishing strategic partnerships to enable Buckzy solutions for international money movement.

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    Michael Stephenson VP Customer Experience

    Michael Stephenson

    Michael has spent nearly 20 years working his way through the payments industry from large financial institutions to small FinTech startups. This experience has provided him with a keen understanding of the challenges organizations face when pursuing new, leading edge payment opportunities.

    His career has taken him through some of Canada's most innovative and leading payment institutions including, TD Canada Trust, RBC Royal Bank, Visa and Interac.

    Michael has successfully led the development and operational implementation of various payment products and emerging technologies such as Verified by Visa, the Canadian migration to chip and contactless payments and mobile wallets and payment applications.

    At Buckzy Payments Inc., Michael is responsible for ensuring customers have a steady and painless on-boarding experience and are set up for success as they transition to the next generation of real time, cross border, global payments.

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    Igor Soten Lead Global Solutions Architect

    Igor Soten

    Igor has 20 years of software development and project management experience in the FinTech industry, leading medium to large teams of developers, quality assurance and operational staff. He is an experienced software architect who is skilled in product development, coaching, team building and technical recruiting.

    His expertise includes developing new cutting edge products using the latest technologies for servers, mobile, embedded and web. Igor has been involved in dozens of successful product deployments throughout his career.

    At Buckzy, Igor is spearheading the design and architecture of Buckzy’s global solutions, as well as implementing standards and processes that improve product quality and maximize productivity. Igor is focused on keeping his team motivated to deliver peak performance.

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    Tony Short Head of FI Sales

    Tony Short

    Tony Short is an accomplished business development and product management executive with expertise building cross-border payment organizations. Tony is the Head of Financial Institution Sales at Buckzy Payments Inc, leveraging his extensive experience and success in the eCommerce, Financial and Fintech marketplace.

    His extensive global experience includes roles with companies like Flywire, Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and ION. While at Barclays, Tony's team developed NetFX a cross-border FX and Payments platform that was used by many of the global leaders in the eCommerce arena. Tony has consulted on numerous global cross-border payment initiatives.

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    George Lazarevic Director of Projects & Technology Program Management

    George Lazarevic

    George has over 25 years of project, program and product management leadership experience from Silicon Valley and Toronto area. He led project and product management in innovative software start-ups that got acquired; as well as top global brand name companies. He led efforts to bring to market globally number one products in companies like E-Bay, WebEx, 3-COM, Logitech, Hughes, SCO, Bell. He worked in several payments companies like Moneris, CIBC, TD.

    He started and managed globally number one software products in several companies as well led several very large projects to successful delivery.

    George has a Doctorate in Business Administration (with dissertation mentors from Stanford University/Harvard University and MIT) at Golden Gate University; completed an Executive Program at Stanford University; MBA from National University; an MSCS from Belgrade University, and has a lot of great lessons learned from top high-technology / knowledge-based companies. George is in charge of technical project, program and platform product management activities at Buckzy.

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    Karthick Nanjukutty DevOps Engineer

    Karthick Nanjukutty

    As a DevOps Engineer Karthick have been researching and identifying new directions for technical architecture, user experience and process improvements. Karthick frequently communicates with users and team members during program development to review progress and ensures that requirements have been met.

    Karthick earned Master of Engineering from Dalhousie University, where he acquired both theoretical and practical expertise needed to effectively create and manage large and complex production grade networks.

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    Adrian Brown Managing Director, UK and Europe

    Adrian Brown

    Adrian has led product, partnership and distribution teams in the FX and payments space at two global banks. He has significant experience bringing FX, cash management and technology businesses together to develop innovative, client-focused products. Adrian has developed major partnerships, propositions and client relationships across geographies and business cultures, from APAC to Europe and the Americas.

    In his early career, Adrian practised law, specializing in information technology, intellectual property and outsourcing. In London, he acted primarily for banks, where his work included negotiating FX and payments related deals and led him to leave legal practice and take his first banking role. He is inspired by the power of businesses working together to find common ground and build lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships across industry sectors and geographies.

    At Buckzy, Adrian is Managing Director, UK and Europe, responsible for leading the development of our UK and European business. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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    Kavi Karunadeva Senior Product Manager, Pre-Sales

    Kavi Karunadeva

    Kavi comes to Buckzy with experience in FinTech and Venture Capital. Most recently Kavi was an Analyst at Information Venture Partners (IVP), a FinTech focused early stage venture capital firm based in Toronto. At IVP, Kavi was an integral member of the investment team where his responsibilities included deal origination, due diligence, portfolio company support and general fund support. Prior to IVP, Kavi worked as an Investment Analyst at Manulife Capital Ventures, a returns-driven venture fund focused on early stage FinTech, InsurTech and Enterprise SaaS startups in North America, backed by Manulife Financial and John Hancock.

    Kavi obtained an Honours in Business Administration (HBA) from the Ivey Business School at Western University and has passed all three levels of the CFA program.

    At Buckzy, Kavi is responsible for product management related to Buckzy’s growing global network.

Contact Us


Registration -

How can I sign up?

If you have a Canadian bank account, you can sign up for our Buckzy Direct service. There is no registration fee. Create a profile, answer a few easy questions and then you will be able to send money in real-time to anyone in the countries we have enabled. You will also be able to see the foreign exchange rates right up front before your money is sent.

Can I send money internationally from my existing chequing account?

Yes. Use your existing Canadian bank account with any financial services institution. You need to register with Buckzy using your email to start the payment. Then provide the amount you want to send, senders information, information about yourself and your payment information. There is no fee to register and/or send money with Buckzy.

Sending and Receiving Money -

Will I be charged a fee?

No! Buckzy does not charge a transaction fee for sending money internationally and our foreign exchange fees are competitive.

Has my payment been sent to the receiver?

If you have completed an email transfer you will receive a confirmation email stating that your transfer has been sent. You will also receive a confirmation email that the money has reached the receiver. If you have not received a confirmation that the funds have arrived, most likely your recipient hasn’t provided their banking details yet to accept the transfer. Please contact them to do so and follow the instructions within the confirmation email they received. In case of a failed transaction, you will receive an email notification alerting you of the transfer status. If you have any additional questions please contact us at support@buckzy.net.

Why have my funds been returned?

Your funds may be returned due to various reasons, such as: - the recipient bank account information isn’t correct/active - the transaction may not fulfill the international transfer screening requirements, etc. If this happens, you will receive an email containing the reason of failure.

What happens if my money transfer failed?

Your money will be returned to your account and you will receive an email explaining the reason why the transaction was unsuccessful.

I’ve realized that the beneficiary details are wrong. What do I do?

You can change your recipient details or cancel the transaction, if the transfer is not already completed by the receiver. To do this, go to your dashboard, select the transaction and change and/or cancel the transfer from there.

When will my funds arrive?

The transfer will be completed within 5 minutes. If for some reason the money is not delivered within this time frame you will receive a email notification of the reasoning and next steps.

Is my transfer successfully completed?

You will receive an email confirmation to this affect once your transfer has been successfully completed. If for any reason the money has not arrived to the recipient, you will receive an email alert advising you of this and indicating next steps.

Why was my transaction rejected? And then what happens next? Will my transaction be delayed?

Occasionally a transaction may be rejected. This could mean that additional information about the recipient is required to confirm their identity and banking details. You will receive an email with detailed information as to what next steps would be.

Are there limits on how much I can send?

Limits vary based on the regulations of the sending and receiving country.

Account Maintenance -

How do I manage my Buckzy account?

You can make changes to your password, address, phone number and email address by logging into your Buckzy account.
To make changes to your account information, first go to Settings
Log in to your account.
Select “Your Name”.

To change your password

Select “Change password”.
Enter your current password.
Enter your new password twice.
Select “change password” to complete and save your changes.

To change your address

Select “Profile Setting”.
Enter your new address.
Select “Save details” to complete and save your changes.

To change your phone number and email address

Please contact us at support@buckzy.net.

Errors -

I can’t log in?

If you have forgot your password, please click on forgot password button and reset your password using the link sent to your email address. If you are still having issues logging in, please contact us at support@buckzy.net.

Country Connectivity -

Does Buckzy Payments have a non-permitted activities policy?

Yes. Prohibited Industries and types of businesses that Buckzy does not engage with directly or indirectly are:

  • Crypto currencies & Digital stored value
  • Counterfeit or unauthorized goods
  • Regulated or illegal products or services
  • Adult content and services
  • Get rich quick schemes
  • Companies that do aggregation of funds
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Pseudo pharmaceuticals
  • Substances designed to mimic illegal drugs
  • Gambling
  • Online weapon Sales
  • Marijuana business
  • Licensed 3rd party Money Service Business
  • Sanctioned businesses
  • Investment & Credit Services
  • Politically Exposed Persons or related businesses
  • Virtual Currency or Stored Value
  • IP infringement regulated or illegal products or services
  • Multi-level Marketing
  • Social media activity related
  • Collection Agencies
  • Payday loan companies
  • Time sharing and Travel tour package services

Is the Buckzy Payments platform secure and does it adhere to global regulatory standards?

Yes. Buckzy’s real-time money transfer service moves funds between bank accounts and virtual wallets worldwide.

  • ISO20022 Messaging Standard
  • Artificial Intelligence for Sanction screen and KYC process
  • 2048 Bit RSA encryption Keys

What countries does Buckzy Payments currently support?

We are currently enabled in the following countries:

  • Canada
  • India
  • United States

Will I be charged a fee?

No! Buckzy does not charge a transaction fee for sending money internationally and our foreign exchange fees are competitive.

Which Internet browser works best with Buckzy?

We recommend using Chrome or Internet Explorer to complete your transfers.

Future Enhancements and Capabilities -

What corridors will be enabled next for Buckzy Payments?

In 2019, we will be launching in the following countries:

  • China
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • United Kingdom
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland
  • Luxembourg
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Portugal
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Bangladesh (Select banks)
  • Pakistan (Select banks)
  • Sri Lanka
  • Australia


QA Lead (Automated and functional) - Cochin, India -

About Buckzy Payments Inc.
We are a fintech transforming international payments and we are truly passionate about delivering amazing innovation and experiences to our customers. We believe software can truly transform everything we do today, and it is our mission to be the leader in real-time international payments. To enable this vision, we are looking for hardworking, smart, and motivated platform developers to join our engineering team.

The candidate is responsible for software test automation design, planning, scripting and execution for a variety of key customer-facing and other mobile apps. The individual should be self-motivated, creative and proactive, to work successfully in a fast-paced environment including multiple platforms and architectures, diverse technologies and lab environments. The individual will work closely with developers, test engineers, project manager, Testing Head, client and other stakeholders throughout the SDLC, executing automated test iterations, tracking & reporting test results, troubleshooting and coordinating the bug fixes. The individual should have a strong understanding of agile processes and the related QA lifecycle and automation methodology.

• Interact with product management, project management and development teams to develop a strong understanding of the project and testing objectives
• Should co-ordinate between onshore & offshore teams • Participate in troubleshooting and triaging of issues with different teams to drive towards root cause identification and resolution
• Design and create test conditions, test data and test scripts to address business and technical use cases
• Use existing tools and techniques to execute test cases and build/script new tools for performing testing/validation function
• Develop and lead the automation strategy/effort and generate scripts to perform automated testing cycles using Selenium & Appium
• Design, Execute and analyze automation test scripts & test results for Web applications, iOS, Android & Windows Phone apps
• Document, track and escalate issues as appropriate, using JIRA Support during production deployment of applications and perform “validation testing” during the off-hour’s maintenance windows

Qualifications and Experience:
• Relevant work experience in development and/or testing role of minimum of 5 years
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to co-ordinate efficiently with client, products, offshore & onshore teams and bridge the communication gaps
• Technical background and an understanding of the mobile apps & eco-system
• Good development/scripting skills in common languages which are Web-driver compatible language such as Java, and other languages: Objective-C, JavaScript with Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, C#, or Perl with the Selenium WebDriver API and language-specific client libraries.
• Good experience with different Mobile Operating Systems (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) a
• Expertise practical knowledge of automated testing tools Selenium & Appium
• Knowledge & Experience on JIRA tool is a must
• Knowledge on Robotium & Selendroid tools is a plus
• Working knowledge on tool is a plus
• Must demonstrate an understanding of test automation frameworks
• Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple, diverse projects simultaneously
• Must be flexible with working hours, independent and self-motivated
• Punctual, Regular and consistent attendance

Please send your CV to jobs@buckzy.net if you are interested.

Software Developer (Java, Microservices) - 2 positions - Toronto, ON & Cochin, India -

About Buckzy Payments Inc.
We are a fintech transforming international payments and we are truly passionate about delivering
amazing innovation and experiences to our customers. We believe software can truly transform
everything we do today, and it is our mission to be the leader in real-time international payments. To
enable this vision, we are looking for hardworking, smart, and motivated platform developers to join
our engineering team.

As a Java Microservices Developer (Full stack), you will:
• Design, develop and maintain the individual cloud-based platform microservices that makes
up the entirety of the Customer Journey Payment Solutions platform.
• Build a scalable, reliable, and high efficiency driven micro-services orchestration.
• Design and Develop private APIs and messaging endpoints for your services for rich
functionality and administrative control within the platform.
• Ideal candidate should have solid understanding and experience in building server-side
components in a hosted cloud platform (Google Cloud Platform, AWS or Azure).

Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum 8 to 10 years of experience as a JAVA backend services developer in delivering
highly available and scalable applications in a cloud operating environment.
• Payments/Digital Money Movement experience is highly desired but not mandatory
• Expertise in developing Java Microservices using spring boot, docker, Kubernetes etc.
• Programming expertise in Java, JavaScript; and familiarity with other languages.
• Experience building, testing, and consuming REST APIs is a must have experience.
• Experience with high-throughput messaging technologies and patterns; Kafka and/or related
technologies a plus.
• Exposure to databases of any types relational, analytical, columnar, etc; including Postgres,
along with MongoDB, a plus
• Experience with Git source control and building/maintaining Continuous Integration and
Delivery pipelines; Jenkins experience a plus.
• Experience in Object Oriented Development
• Familiarity with Blockchain development is considered a plus
• Familiarity and experience with machine learning algorithms and techniques; ML application
delivery experience a plus.
• Experience working in an Agile/Scrum-inspired delivery methodology.

Key Skills:
• JAVA Microservices with Docker/ Kubernetes
• REST API Development
• Message Queues: Kafka, Solace
• Strong experience with Security (Java Cryptography, PCI DSS coding standards)
• SQL & Non-SQL databases (Postgres, MongoDB preferred)
• Blockchain development skills (Hyperledger) preferred.
• Strong Linux experience required.

Please send your CV to jobs@buckzy.net if you are interested.