Meet Kevin, Head of Desk
Jeroen joined iBanFirst in 2018 as Country Manager Benelux. He has been working in financial services for over 20 years. Before working at iBanfirst, he started at ING Group in 2004 as Marketing Manager and then he became Director Payments. After that, Jeroen worked at Mastercard as VP Consumer Debit Central & Western Europe, then as the Head of Consumer Credit for Europe and later as VP Global Consumer Debit. He gets the most energy out of roles in which he can lead disruption, build new organizations/propositions, inspire teams, and realize results. Through fact-based decision-making, creativity, and strong implementation skills he develops strategies and propositions that deliver growth and increase the profit in the Benelux. As a leader he strongly believe in empowerment, leading by example and he prefers agile organization structures. His aim is to create a working environment where people trust each other, dare to challenge themselves to the fullest and we have next to working hard, a lot of fun!
Mark joined iBanFirst in November 2020 as Country Manager for Germany. Mark is in charge of driving iBanFirst’s expansion into Germany, starting from scratch, this means acquiring a regional client base and recruiting his team. The goal is to double its customer base each year. Mark is a finance and payment expert. He previously worked in traditional corporate banking; he was employed for more than 10 years by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and worked in Germany and Singapore. Mark also has a strong taste for challenge, outside iBanFirst, he completed his first Ironman Triathlon in 2021!
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.
After graduating from a French engineering school in 2016, Maud worked more than three years as a Business Analyst in London, in the financial industry, where she acquired knowledge in FX market and associated risk management. She then joined iBanFirst as a Product Manager in January 2020. Her day-to-day work consists in working with various stakeholders to define the most suitable and attractive FX products for iBanFirst clients. She also manages product development with her squad, made up of developers, a QA engineer and a UI / UX Designer.
Maxime graduated in 2011 and then joined an engineering consulting firm in which he developed complex infrastructures (High Performance and Resiliency). He was part of the “Hosting Service & IT Facilities Management” team, in charge of maintaining a base of 400 servers. He has experience working on On-Premise Infrastructure and Cloud Infrastructure. Automation and Industrial Deployment is one of his passion, as a good system administrator is a lazy administrator 😊. Maxime also likes to cook Neapolitan pizza for his colleagues!
Romain is a former Formula 1 driver, he turned to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2021. For the last three years, iBanFirst has been sponsoring Romain Grosjean as both share common values. “Formula 1 and the iBanFirst brand and teams have a lot in common. Both require accuracy, innovation, and technology and are backed by a team of highly motivated individuals, focused on one thing - delivering stunning performance.” Romain explains. Romain Grosjean is no stranger to the world of finance. He worked for 3 years in a bank in Switzerland while competing as a junior in motorsport and has retained an interest in finance and the use of cutting-edge technology.
After few years working in the fashion industry at an international level, Nina wanted to create a shift in her career and to have a new challenge, she joined iBanFirst in October 2019. She started as a Sales Development Representative (SDR) in Paris, then she was promoted to FX Sales Executive and she is now SDR Manager in France. What is Nina’s role now? She is dedicated to coach and develop her team. She trains the SDR, she helps them to develop their skills and to reach their targets in order for them to become FX Sales Executive.
Fatimata is a graduate of INSA Rouen. Her curiousness, combined with her passion for mathematics led her to choose a career in Data. In line with her previous experiences and definitely convinced by the product, it is with no hesitation that she chose to join Ibanfirst to lead the Data Analytics team. With the great help of the Data rockstars within the team, she worked to spread a data-driven culture among the company by providing data insights to business teams. What she prefers the most at work ? Her team, obviously! (And the fact that her job allows her to speak with all other teams and stakeholders.) She has 2 other passions that she loves to share with her colleagues : Eating cookies and indoor cycling (#balance)
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, Germany, Belgium and Eastern Europe.
Good to know
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