Michael is Minerva’s founder and is an expert in international payments. He provides guidance to CEOs and senior teams of fintech, payments, ecommerce and cryptocurrency businesses in Europe and the US, drawing on over a decade’s experience working with acquirers, PSPs, e-money issuers and Visa Europe.
Michael is adept at resolving issues relating to risk and compliance. He also has particular expertise in developing risk management processes which support innovation and growth. His approach is both strategic and pragmatic, balancing the long view with the immediate practical and operational needs of an organisation.
Michael has held regulated roles at a number of companies in the UK, notably as European Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for Coinbase where he was also part of the team that launched the Coinbase Visa Card, the world’s first crypto debit card.