• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.