The team
Craig Goulding
Co-founder
After gaining a double first in Physics from Oxford University, Craig worked developing missile tracking systems. He then moved into Finance becoming a Managing Director & CTO at JPMorgan. He pivoted into Consumer digital banking in the middle of this decade. Craig is the mastermind behind the technology that has made Currensea possible.
Most memorable trip - the Taj Mahal, a location which generated total awe even though I had seen it a million times in photos.
James Lynn
Co-founder
James spent two decades in foreign exchange of the world’s largest banks, such as Barclays and Credit Agricole. He is also an entrepreneur who set up two successful payments businesses. His deep understanding of foreign exchange and payments is now saving travellers money on charges and rates.
Most memorable trip - exploring Petra in Jordan, the feeling of walking through history is unparalleled.
Eleanor Beaumont-Smith
Head of Growth SME
Eleanor is passionate about fintech, bringing a wealth of experience from both the foreign exchange and SME sectors, her previous experience includes driving growth at both Currencies Direct and Satago.
Most memorable trip - Camps Bay, South Africa - touring the vineyards of Stellenbosch right through to Safari on Inverdoorn Game Reserve.
Alison Moore
Head of Operations
Alison is very experienced in payment operations and building the teams and processes that make a business run smoothly. After building the card operations at Curve, she designed the operational processes that make Currensea work.
Most memorable trip - travelling through Rajasthan in India, an incredible place full of culture and history.
Clotilde Ecorcheville
Head of Design
Clotilde is a passionate designer with a decade of experience designing new digital products. She is the solo artist behind a sleek and simple Currensea website, which she designed from scratch.
Most memorable trip - a Safari in Tanzania, sleeping amongst wild animals in the most stunning natural wonders one can witness.
Abhisek Paul
Chief Engineer
Abhisek is an expert in cloud, internet technology, and the latest software engineering practices. He worked at several investment banks and has developed the technology behind Currensea.
Most memorable trip - a road trip from London to Swiss Alps, travelling through Champagne cellars in Reims to the remotest chalet right opposite a glacier up in the Alps.
Advisors
Maurice Cleaves
Managing Director and CEO
Maurice Cleaves was the CEO of Payments UK from 2014 until 2017. Prior to that, Maurice was at Barclays Bank (2011-2014) where he was Global Head of Cash Management and a member of the Corporate Bank Exco with a co-head responsibility for all products.
Sean Hastings
CMO, River Island
Sean Hastings is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of River Island. Prior to this, he was the Group Marketing Director of Pentland Brands from 2014 to 2018 - a group owning 14 famous brands. Sean has significant experience building global brands and delivering brand growth.
Marc O'Brien
CEO and Angel Investor
Marc was CEO of Visa UK and Ireland, before leading the Payments and Fintech practice as a Senior Partner at Capco. He has been on the advisory boards of a number of well-known fintech ventures including Revolut.
Robin Terrell
Non-Executive Director, Chairman
Robin Terrell has held a number of C-level positions across retail, consumer and digital businesses. This includes a 4-year stint as the UK MD of Amazon as well as time at Tesco plc, where he held a number of different roles: Group Multichannel Director, UK MD and Chief Customer Officer.
Investors