Meet the Team

The Team

Holger Arians CEO

Holger Arians is the CEO of Banxa Holdings. Holger has previously built and run several technology startups. Prior to Banxa, Holger oversaw and worked closely with a portfolio of 30 early-stage technology companies as CEO of Dominet Venture Partners. Holger holds an Executive MBA from Mannheim (Germany) and ESSEC Business Schools (France) and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

Chloe Sasson Chief of Staff

Chloe joined Banxa as Chief of Staff and has spent 15+ years working in technology and high growth startups in both Australia and the APAC region including Google, MySpace and Fox Media. With experience in sales, partnerships and go to market strategy across the technology, digital and product space, her focus is on delivering the leadership’s vision across teams.

Shyam Deo Chief Financial Officer

Shyam is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience; partnering with senior executives to build robust finance functions, manage financial risks and deliver performance improvements and business expansion strategies.  Shyam commenced his career with Ernst and Young and subsequently held senior finance roles with various Private Equity backed growth technology businesses. 

Prior to joining Banxa, Shyam was the Chief Financial Officer at PageUP Group, a global software (SaaS) business sponsored by TPG Capital and Battery Ventures SV.  Shyam holds degrees in Accounting, Banking and Finance from Monash University, in Australia and is an Oxford University alumnus. 

Josh D'Ambrosio Chief Commercial Officer

Josh is an experienced risk and compliance executive serving in Ernst & Young’s IT Risk Advisory Team for 5 years prior to joining BANXA in July 2017 as General Manager where he helped scale the business to where it is today. Previously, Josh founded and scaled a social sports company to become the Australian market leader in its industry. 

Sean Moynihan Chief Operations Officer

Sean has considerable experience in operations with early-stage tech ventures. He was in PwC’s Digital Ventures business and was part of the founding team for PwC’s first online service globally. He has also led several startup businesses before joining Banxa as its COO. He brings strong commercial skills developed through his startup and corporate backgrounds along with an education in both Laws and Mathematics. 

Iain Clark Chief Technology Officer

Iain has been the CTO at Banxa since 2019. He joined to help the company release the Banxa product to the market and since then has grown the technology area to over 30 people. Iain looks after the engineering, platform support, IT, security and data functions at Banxa.

Prior to working at Banxa, Iain was the CTO at Crowd Media for 7 years taking that company through the listing and moving it from a fully manual operation to a largely AI-driven business. Before this, he was VP at Goldman Sachs for 8 years where he led the development of Client Money and Asset Servicing platforms

Tom Chalmers Chief Product Officer

Tom is a highly focused product leader, passionate about helping teams and customers reach their goals. Tom joins Banxa from online retail derivatives broker Pepperstone where he was head of product, managing the business’s product management, UX and marketing technology departments. Prior to this Tom lead product innovation as SaaS edutech aXcelerate, helping design and launch their learning management and assessment platforms.

Tom’s been a crypto hobbyist since 2011 and is helping bring to life Banxa’s product strategy in DeFi and other web3 categories.

Gregor Cooney Chief Marketing Officer

Gregor is an experienced C-level executive having worked in high growth public and private organisations whilst holding P&L responsibilities. He has built global teams of 100+ in B2C and B2B environments managed strategic media partnerships with outlets such as Meta, Snap and Viacom and also on-boarded brands such as Apple Music and Amazon. 

Richard Mico Chief Legal Officer

Richard has a strong technical knowledge and broad experience in providing advice and legal guidance across technology and finance across multi-jurisdictional spaces.

With a passion for the digital asset space and disruptive industries more generally, Richard has worked with teams to launch numerous products including launching the world’s first-ever BNPL product on an open looped digital card and launching Ireland’s first-ever BNPL product. He also has experience building out and running large global legal and operational risk and compliance functions. Prior to his role with Banxa, Richard worked with Lloyds Banking Group and Western Union Business Solutions.

David Hanna Chief Risk Officer

David is a Payments Leader with over 20 years of experience managing regulatory change and risk worldwide and advising startups and growing businesses from scratch. Well versed in regulatory change, risk and compliance challenges and driving organisational change. Most importantly, leading and driving passionate teams to successful outcomes.

His expansive portfolio as a Founder, Start-up Adviser and Chief Risk Officer from companies such as PayPal and Ernst & Young brings invaluable experience as both an investor and mentor in the Payments and Fintech space. 

Jan Lorenc Managing Director of Europe

Jan brings vast experience in the Financial Services and payments industry, coupled with a wide network across Europe. He joined Banxa from fast-growing Fintech Wirex, where he led European operations as Managing Director and Head of EEA Markets. Prior to that, Jan was with TransferMate Global Payments, JP Morgan and Anglo Irish Bank.

Brinda Paul Director of Compliance

Brinda brings a wealth of experience in legal, risk and compliance issues as Director of Compliance. She ensures regulatory compliance in the jurisdictions Banxa operates in, by leading licensing and registration initiatives, and designing and implementing Banxa’s global Compliance Program including systems of internal policies, procedures and controls. Brinda is building a high performing and distributed compliance team (Melbourne, Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Vilnius) and fostering a culture of compliance enterprise-wide.

The Board

Domenic Carosa Founder & Chairman

Domenic is the Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of BANXA.

He is a tech pioneer, having founded or invested in over 50 technology companies over the last 25 years, both private and public.

Domenic holds a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) from Swinburne University Australia.

Doron Cohen Board Member

Doron is a highly experienced entrepreneur, investor & mentor with over 20 years in executive management, corporate strategy, sales, marketing, business and M&A activities, both for private and public companies, in the Telecom, Mobile, Media, Advertising, Internet & Blockchain markets.

For the past 15 years, he has founded and managed several technology and service companies, 2 of which were acquired and he sits on several Boards. Currently, the CEO & Managing Partner in A-Labs Ventures, Founder of BII Holdings and Executive Director in Nanna Apps.

Prior to that, Doron was the Founder & CEO of mce Media, CEO of Digital Turbine EMEA & EVP Global Sales, Biz Dev & Marketing at Digital Turbine Group (Nasdaq: APPS), CEO at Logia Mobile and CEO & Founder of Volas Entertainment. Before that, held positions as VP of Marketing & Business Development at Emblaze (LSE: BLZ) and Co-Founder & VP of Marketing & Business Development at Emoze.

Jim Landau Board Member

Jim is a Non-executive Director/Advisory Board member for a wide range of advanced financial technology platforms and health-related services businesses; A TEC Chairman for CEO’s/GM’s of larger corporates and their key executives.

Konstantin Lichtenwald Public Company CFO & Corp Secretary

Konstantin has over 10 years of finance and accounting experience, including corporate compliance, accounting and financial management, and initial public offering and reverse takeover services. Konstantin offers extensive knowledge and know-how for companies in two key financial jurisdictions, North America and German-speaking parts of Europe.

His accounting, and financial skills offer a multifaceted hands-on approach to strategic management and problem-solving. Konstantin specializes in providing corporate finance, valuation, taxation, financial reporting, consulting and other accounting services to both small businesses as well as public companies.

Matthew Cain Board Member

Matthew is an experienced Non-Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Crypto technology, finance, wagering and thoroughbred industry. Strong professional skilled in Management, Strategic Planning, Finance and Capital Markets.