Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier is a financial technology entrepreneur who began his career at Credit Agricole Indosuez in London as a trader in the emerging market debt and currency markets. In 2006, he created Cambiste.com, the first regulated foreign exchange brokerage firm in France.
His company was acquired by Saxo Bank in 2008, helping the business to become a leading broker for Forex and CFD trading. In 2011, he became Global Head of Western Europe for Saxo Bank and opened the Dutch, Belgian and Italian offices for the Danish group.
With this powerful technical and entrepreneurial background, Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier created iBanFirst in 2013 with one goal in mind: helping companies accelerate their international reach by making foreign currency payments effortless thanks to technology.
Léa started her career in the realm of entrepreneurship at Startup Chile, the national Chilean incubator. It is in South America that she discovered her passion for start-up development and tech environments.
Following an MSc in Financial Markets, she decided to experience start-up life first-hand and joined iBanFirst as an intern. Two years on, Léa is still here but no longer an intern! She now works as Senior FX Sales and is instrumental in structuring the sales team and processes, against a backdrop of very strong growth.
Besides customer relations and business development, Léa is keen on cycling. She indeed rode from Paris to Dijon over a weekend with other iBanFirst colleagues: 280 km, 1 fall, 4 stitches, and dozens of bruises. She is now dubbed the warrior.
Favorite song in the office: Eye of the Tiger
Robin is a graduate of ECE Paris. After working in a bank, he decided without hesitation to join iBanFirst and contribute to its revolutionary fintech approach to foreign exchange services for companies.
He started as an intern as FX Sales, he went on to launch iBanFirst’s sales development representative in France. As a result, he has contributed significantly to growing the company’s share of the French market, and now leads a team of 20 people. It is thanks to his team spirit and competition that Robin was able to build a team, help them perform and further develop their skills.
He embraces the work hard/play hard approach to life, so you will find Robin enjoying the company of his team at work and when out for drinks and events together.
Graduated from EDHEC Business School in 2006, Patrick has worked during 5 years within the M&A departments of ABN AMRO and RBS in Amsterdam and Paris. In 2011, Patrick joins the Corporate Finance department of Casino before participating in 2012 in the setup of an M&A boutique (CASE Corporate Finance – exclusive partner of ABN AMRO for advisory business in France)
Willing to be part of the creation and the development of a Company, Patrick joined iBanFirst (at the time FX4Biz) in 2015 and has accompanied the Company in its first capital increase which was closed in the summer of 2016.
Patrick is now COO and delegated administrator of iBanFirst.
William is a graduate of ISC Paris and UCP. After working in a bank, he decided without hesitation to join iBanFirst and contribute to its revolutionary FinTech approach to foreign exchange services for companies.
Starting with a role in Sales, he went on to launch iBanFirst’s sales in France. As a result, he has contributed significantly to growing the company’s share of the France market, and now leads a team of 20 people. It is thanks to his team spirit and competition – qualities he also enjoys when playing rugby - that William was able to build a team, help it perform and further develop his skills.
He embraces the work hard/play hard approach to life, so you will find William enjoying the company of his team at work and when out for drinks and events together.
iBanFirst is a global financial services provider delivering solutions across banking borders. As an alternative to the traditional bank offer, iBanFirst helps international SMEs to thrive while simplifying their daily operations. To do so, iBanFirst has developed a cutting-edge core banking platform enabling fast, secure and cost-effective multicurrency transactions. Thanks to iBanFirst, financial teams can make and receive payments in over 30 currencies and hedge foreign exchange risks.
Founded in Paris in 2013 by former bank executives and entrepreneurs, iBanFirst is a French company headquartered in Belgium, with operations in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It is regulated as a payment institution, passported throughout the European Union, and serves thousands of customers all over Europe. Member of the SWIFT network and SEPA certified, iBanFirst holds AISP and PISP accreditations under PSD2. The company has raised €46m from Xavier Niel and leading European venture capital funds, such as Elaia and Bpifrance Large Venture, among others. In May 2021, iBanFirst completed a growth equity funding round with Los Angeles-based private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners.
At iBanFirst, they love people who are motivated, passionate, independent and flexible, with an entrepreneurial spirit. If they’re excited about financial technology (fintech), that’s certainly a plus.
At iBanFirst, they’re aware of their success not only because of their innovative technology and solutions, but also because their team is fun, talented, creative and eager to excel.
iBanFirst has more than 250 employees, comprising multiple nationalities and is active throughout Europe, especially in France, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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Their day-to-day business life includes:
- Great, live events each month
- Beautiful premises next to Parc Monceau for Paris, Avenue Louise in
- Brussels with a wide choice of friendly places for lunch, drinks and places to relax
- Every new employee is made to feel welcome by each office’s friendly and helpful team
- Every new employee is part of the iBanFirst University Onboarding Program