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.
Founded in 2013, iBanFirst provides businesses with an international optimised financial services platform, combining technological, financial and regulatory expertise. Since its inception, iBanFirst has raised 25 million euros to become the European leader in financial services to companies with global business operations. Licensed by the National Bank of Belgium, iBanFirst is the only online service that creates personalised IBANs in 30 currencies.
Since its creation, iBanFirst has convinced 2,500 customers for whom the company has processed 100,000 transactions, for a total volume of just under 5 billion euros. Today, the company has offices in Paris, Brussels, Dijon and Antwerp and has 140 employees. Having already won several awards, iBanFirst has just been chosen as "Fintech scale-up" of the year 2018 in Belgium and is part of Deloitte's recognised "Technology Fast 50.
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 a great bonus.
They know they are successful not only because of their innovative technology and service solution, but also because their team is fun, talented, creative and keen to excel.
iBanFirst has more than 140 employees, comprising 9 different nationalities and is active throughout Europe, especially in Paris, Brussels and Dijon.
Fair : because they offer banking as a service of excellence at a competitive price, unlike banks. In everything they do, they are also fair and responsible in their conduct with clients, employees and suppliers.
Focused : because this is the key to excellence: Irrespective of what each member of their team does, everyone is dedicated and focused on doing and being the best they can be to ensure their clients benefit. As a company, they have clear goals and focus on them, then make sure to deliver them successfully.
Forward : because they want to provide real benefits and value for their clients, and to be a leader in the world of financial technology and banking as a service (BaaS).
Meanwhile, their day-to-day business life includes:
- Great, live events each month
- Beautiful premises next to Parc Monceau for Paris, Avenue Louise in Dijon and Antwerp, 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