Meet Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team brings decades of experience in managing and operating global payments and technology programs.

Payments Meets Innovation Here

For over 10 years we’ve helped shape and define what payments innovation means, and our products, solutions, and ideas touch the lives of millions of people every day. Our knowledge, values, and success are testaments to the character of our people.

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Jonathon Hamburg

CEO and Founder

Jonathon is the CEO and founder of Berkeley Payment Solutions. In this role, he ensures that execution flows from strategic planning and manages all new opportunity development from conceptualization to final product release.

Jonathon’s extensive experience in the field of prepaid payment solutions includes leading and overseeing the development and launch of Canada’s first prepaid MasterCard card and the world’s first contactless prepaid MasterCard card. Prior to his prepaid experience, Jonathon was head of product development and interactive services for Star Choice Communications, a Canadian Satellite Operator and subsequently at Pixstream and Cisco Systems.

Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.

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Lawrence Tepperman

President

As President, Lawrence oversees Sales and Marketing, lead generation, and global expansion, focusing on Berkeley’s unique experience servicing companies’ payment disbursement solutions.

Lawrence has 21 years of experience in leading, building and growing companies. He is a leader in digital marketing, CRM, and software solutions, and has a unique ability to create solutions that are bold, pragmatic, differentiating and performance enhancing. Prior to founding K2 Digital, he was President & CEO of 80/20 Solutions, Head of Enterprise Customer Experience for BMO, Leader of Customer Intelligence Solutions at SAS Institute, and held executive positions with Capital C and Exchange Solutions. Lawrence possesses an MBA, and spent 6 years as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young. Lawrence has worked and lived in the UK and the USA before returning home to Toronto.

Lawrence’s interests include: world travel, geopolitics, reading, time with family (especially at the cottage), mountain biking and sailing.

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Brendan Jenkins

VP, Sales

Brendan is the Vice President of Sales responsible for all new revenue opportunities generated from Sales and Client Success.

Prior to joining Berkeley, Brendan worked in sales leadership positions in competitive B2B markets such as information services, business process outsourcing and commercial payments. Specifically he spent time at American Express in Commercial Payments and Global Consulting in both Canada and the US, at Davis+Henderson, and most recently, at TransUnion.  Having led sales and business development efforts into large Financial Institutions and Mid-Market businesses he has a unique perspective he brings to the Management Team.

Brendan holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of New Brunswick and a Management Certificate from the York University’s Schulich School of Business.

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Amit Tiwari

VP, Technology & Operations

Amit is the Vice President of Technology and Operations. He is responsible for implementing all revenue opportunities, growth and client satisfaction using Berkeley’s technology solution and Operations.

Amit has 21 years of experience in leading, managing and executing different type of programs in financial, retail and government sectors.

Amit has worked and lived in India, UK, Switzerland, and the USA before settling down in Toronto.

Amit holds an MBA in financial management, MCA and Masters in Mathematics.

Customer Testimonials

Berkeley is an excellent solution provider. They were very helpful and accommodated all of our payment needs.

Invictus Games 2017

We needed a partner who could help us design a program to meet the needs of a diverse, informed, and critical membership. Berkeley is a great partner and we’re proud of our prepaid Member Rewards Card program.

The Human Resources Professionals Association

I'm familiar with many prepaid solution providers, and Berkeley is excellent. They're keen, enthusiastic, and the most innovative player in the marketplace.

Core Loyalty

The province’s emergency cards promote dignity and choice by allowing beneficiaries to determine their own needs, help stimulate local economies where emergency goods and services are already available, and support Canada’s pre-existing social safety net system.

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