About Our Team
Rick has over 30-years of executive management experience in marketing, card management, processing and payments. His marketing background includes marque consumer brand names such as Abbott Labs, Coca Cola, Colgate Palmolive and American Express. At American Express Rick ran the credit card business in Canada, and was responsible for the launch of the Membership Rewards Loyalty Program, and he also ran the Macy’s Visa, Private Brand charge cards and Gift Card products. In 2004, Rick was hired as the CEO of NetSpend in Austin, Texas, where in three years, he grew the company from under $18M in revenue to over $150M in revenue and $30M EBITDA. In 2009 Rick joined the board of FSV Payment Systems, a payments processing company located in Jacksonville Florida. Shortly thereafter Rick became the company’s CEO, where he successfully turned the company around, and in 2012 the company was sold to US Bank. In 2013 Mr. Savard joined forces with UniRush as Executive Chairman and later became CEO and Chairman.
Eric has over 15-years of senior level management experience in digital finance including; payments, micro-investing, securities, money transfer systems, transfer agents and record keeping. With a long track record of success as an entrepreneur and innovator, he was selected by The Center for Financial Service Innovation and Fortune Magazine as being one of the top innovators in the country and he has been featured in the New York Times, BusinessWeek and many other national publications for his contribution in the advancement of digital finance. Eric has extensive experience in all phases of executive management including business and corporate development, financial management, strategic planning, M&A, capital structure, treasury management, agile project management, operations, executive coaching and mentoring as well as expert public speaking skills with local and national media experience.
Head of Program Management
Jake Posey has 14 years of experience working in the financial industry – the last 9 of those years was spent in prepaid program management. Jake worked for venture backed FSV Payment Systems (a prepaid processor and program manager purchased by US Bank) where he worked as the Web Product Manager, headed up an operations team, and helped clients grow their prepaid portfolio. These clients included top 5 banks, Fortune 100 clients, and some of the largest GPR programs in the U.S. Jake recently came from i2c Inc. (a prepaid processor) where he headed up their worldwide Program Management Department. Jake earned a Master of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship from the University of Florida.
Head of Finance
Jeff has 20+ years of executive management, operations, and development experience in mobile communications companies. In the last six years he has worked with numerous start-up and rapid-growth technology companies in the US and Europe. From 2004 to 2009, Jeff served as CEO of mBlox, leading this mobile transactions company through a period of rapid growth and international expansion. Jeff also held senior management positions at Vodafone and AirTouch, serving as Senior Vice President of the Global Platform and Internet Services Group, as well as Vice President for the Vodafone Asia Region, where his responsibilities included business development, operations, and corporate governance. Prior to the Vodafone-AirTouch merger, Jeff was Vice President, Business Development, for Europe at AirTouch Communications. Jeff earned his BA at Yale and MBA at Harvard.
Head of Consumer Operations
Charles demonstrates a true passion for innovation and a natural ability to take an abstract concept and make it a reality, Charles has played a large role as a 30 year veteran of the high tech industry. He has helped companies such as Hewlett-Packard automate it’s complex selling process with innovative tools to reduce field selling costs and speed the time to deliver solutions to its customers. His work has been presented at the Gartner Symposium, and has appeared in articles on innovation in Computerworld and Computer Reseller News. He has a background in sales, consumer adoption, partner channel management, solution architecture, and software development.
Director Administration & HR
Renee brings over ten years’ experience in enterprise building and entrepreneurial start-ups in the fintech/finserv industries. She worked closely with Eric on two previous start-ups including Solis MoneyLine and SaveDaily where she was instrumental in their success. Renee is a consummate team player who uses her organizational skills in operations and coordinating to keep her teams focused and on track while cultivating an environment that produces growth and success.
BOARD AND ADVISORS
GRANT VAN CLEVE
Grant is a global entrepreneur, angel investor, and business accelerator. He is involved in 52 start-ups, serving as a board member or formal advisor in 18 of those. Grant is the President of Tech Coast Angels OC – America’s most active angel group. Grant was raised in California, but left to study at Penn/Wharton and then to live 19 years in Europe. Along the way he added an MA in Intercultural Studies at Fuller.
Bob has over 25 years’ experience working in and advising technology, healthcare and financial services companies. He has engaged at every phase of corporate development and has served in diverse roles from electrical engineer (Hughes Aircraft) to an associate at major law firms (Latham & Watkins, Morrison & Foerster) to general counsel for a series of technology and financial services companies to co-founder and managing director for a family of venture funds (Miramar Venture Partners). Bob received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).
Mark Troughton is an entrepreneur and former President of Green Dot Corporation, a payments company which he grew to $500 million in revenue and took public through an IPO in 2010.
MOVO DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Commitment: Aligning our actions with our promises.
Integrity: Being consistent in thought, word and deed.
Character: Honoring our commitments, even when it is hard.
Discipline: Turning away from distractions and re-engaging the commitment.
Faith: Knowing there is a solution even if we cannot see one.
Gratitude: Thankfulness as an attitude.
Purpose: Inner strength generated through passion and determination to improve the lives of others.