About Our Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business & Program Development
Cynthia has 14 years prepaid processing and program management experience. As a prepaid executive her skills include contract negotiations, business implementation and network operations. At FSV Payment Systems, Cynthia held a number of positions, taking the company from a start up to acquisition by U.S. Bancorp, the 5th largest bank in the United States.
Jason has lead development teams in building cutting-edge web software and mobile applications for nearly two decades. Prior to joining the MovoCash team, he ran a successful development company producing web-based solutions. Specializing in delivering innovative and secure solutions in the financial sector, his clients included JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity, HSBC, and Australia’s largest investment bank, MacQuarie Bank. Extensive contracts with Disney gave him unparalleled exposure to automating workflows. His ability to breathe new life into legacy enterprise technologies by adapting them to the mobile space made him a natural addition to the MovoCash core team. In his words, “It is the opportunity to build a product that can evolve payments and truly change the world” that has made MovoCash his new corporate home.
Product & Marketing Manager
Rowdy is a product and marketing strategist with a unique background leveraging data and frontier technologies to create valuable user experiences. He has worked for both enterprise and startup companies in various industries, including sports and entertainment, financial services, financial technology, and software-as-a-service. Rowdy’s expertise lies in software product management—mobile and web—corporate strategy, pricing, business intelligence development, data analysis and visualization. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco where he studied Quantitative Economics and French.
Customer Relationship Specialist
With over 17 years experience in Customer Relations and Support with a degree from ITT Technical Institution, Rebecca is a valuable “Utility Player” on the Movo team, focused on cross-organizational processes. With a broad range of business knowledge, she manages, documents, and executes processes for our Customer Service and Risk Prevention teams.
Web & Graphic Design
Anya is the lead designer for MovoCash and DDx Media. With a decade of experience, she is trained in a number of multimedia fields. A published and gallery exhibited artist, she graduated with honors from New York University where she studied Film, Television, and Radio.
BOARD AND ADVISORS
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.
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.
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.