At Best Startup UK we track over 130,000 UK startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United Kingdom based CIO’ operating in the Payments space. If you think a CIO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Companies House UK, Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Information Security Officer of Wise
Shan Lee is the Head of Information Security at JUST EAT Plc where he is passionate about promoting a “Security Culture” in what is a fast moving and rapidly expanding, multinational environment. He has previously worked for a variety of organisations ranging from resellers to financial institutions and in his spare time is an insufferable Land Rover fanatic.
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About Wise: Wise is a money transfer service allowing private individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges.
Chief Information Officer of Visa
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About Visa: Visa is a multinational financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems throughout the world.
Founder & CIO of Ravelin
Mairtin is the CIO at Ravelin, which provides fraud protection for online businesses.The “I” in CIO stands for “Intelligence”, and Mairtin runs the Signals Intelligence team, responsible for the machine learning and graph network models at the heart of Ravelin’s detection engine. He was previously the Head of Fraud at the taxi app Hailo, where he honed his fraudster frustrating skills. He is an internationally experienced intelligence analyst, with stints in Scotland Yard, the United Nations and elsewhere, busting down doors and taking names. An enthusiastic amateur violinist, any resemblance to a certain fictional detective is entirely coincidental.
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About Ravelin: Ravelin is a smart fraud detection and prevention platform that helps companies stop online payment fraud.
CIO and Director of Smartdebit
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About Smartdebit: Streamline payment handling, improve your cashflow and increase customer retention with SmartDebit.