Telepin’s executive team brings experience and vision to the global marketplace.
Vincent guides the growth of Telepin, delivering an innovative software platform that enables digital transactions and payments for the telecom and financial services markets. He tackles global problems of financial inclusion through innovation in digital payments and the alignment of initiatives with organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also works with global executives and associations such as the GSMA, the World Bank, and the IFC, driving standardization, and adoption of digital financial services and emerging payments technologies.
Prior to joining Telepin, Vincent was founder and CTO of Airwide Solutions, a mobile messaging company that powered 30 percent of the global mobile messaging traffic and was subsequently acquired by Mavenir. He has pioneered many technologies and first-time service launches, including secure mobile banking and payment products with major banks and operators in the U.S. and Canada when working for Saraide.
Prior to that, he worked at CrossKeys Systems Corporation, a Newbridge Networks affiliate focused on OSS/BSS telecom solutions. He started his career at Accenture in its Technology Integration Services business group, working on digital transformation projects.
Eric is responsible for the operational reliability and scalable technology behind Telepin’s world-class mobile transaction solutions. As head of R&D, he drives the end-to-end platform roadmap while constantly focusing on what customers want and need in the evolving global mobile economy. He also leads Telepin’s open-source initiatives to support financial services in developing countries with groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the GSMA.
Prior to joining Telepin in 2008, Eric held various roles at Airwide Solutions, where he grew his experience as a trusted advisor through his work across a diverse set of roles, including product management and solution architecture. Eric holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Systems and Computer from Carleton University.
Cathy Smith brings over 20 years of experience in the technology industry as her role as Telepin’s finance leader. As a key member of the executive team Cathy will use her abilities in the arenas of strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and fund raising to build an appropriate infrastructure to support continued growth and innovation at Telepin.
Prior to joining Telepin, she served as Chief Financial Officer for several high tech organizations both large and small including AirVM and Fusebill. In addition, she has held senior leadership roles through the exits of BTI Solutions acquired by Juniper Networks and Protus acquired by J2 Global. Cathy enjoys the continually changing landscape faced by technology companies and strives to match the evolution of the finance function to the maturity of the business.
Cathy holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Waterloo. She is designated as a Chartered Professional Accountant in Ontario and licensed as a CPA in the state of Illinois.
Rizwan has more than 20 years of sales, business development, and new market development experience. His expertise includes developing new business through strategic partnerships, new customer acquisitions, and opening new markets. He has a successful track record of driving growth and developing long-term successful customer relationships. Rizwan’s focus is to provide exceptional customer advocacy that enables Telepin customers to get a solid return on their investment, and to provide strategic direction on the future growth of the company. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brock University.
Alvaro has more than 20 years of experience in various customer success roles at organizations such as CAE, Newbridge Networks and Crosskeys Systems. In his current role, Alvaro is tasked with establishing Telepin’s global infrastructure for customer support and managed services. On a mission to push Telepin into becoming the foremost supplier and leader of mobile financial solutions, he is focused on providing exceptional customer support that enables Telepin customers to get a solid return on their investment. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Concordia University.