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.

Jonathan Hamburg, CEO

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.

Jackie Glazer

VP, Finance and Operations

As VP, Finance and Operations of Berkeley Payment Solutions, Jackie is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting and financial oversight of the company.

Prior to joining Berkeley, Jackie’s experience was focused in public companies – particularly in the healthcare and mining industries. She has built and led finance teams through significant change and growth brought on by integration of acquisitions, and as a senior consultant with RSM Richter in their restructuring group, managed engagements for financial services clients.

Jackie is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a member of CPA Ontario and CPA British Columbia, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sciences (Math) from the University of British Columbia.

Bhavna Kaushal

VP, Partnerships and Payments Strategy

Bhavna oversees Berkeley’s relationships with financial institutions and payment brands, and delivers on Berkeley’s mandate as a managed services provider.

She is also responsible for payments innovation strategy. Bhavna is active in industry groups and has held progressive roles in financial services and consulting over 15 years. Previously, Bhavna was with the Emerging Payments group at American Express where she represented the company at the Canadian Multilateral Chip PMO.

Bhavna holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University and a Masters of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business.

Brendan Jenkins

VP of 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.

Hugh Vagt

Director of Marketing

As Director of Marketing, Hugh oversees all marketing activities including demand generation, customer acquisition, brand strategy, digital and social strategy, content and PR & communications.

Hugh has 10+ years working in agency and corporate environments for companies including Microsoft, Telus, Dell, Avanade, Accenture, Scotiabank, RBC and others.

Hugh has a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Rhetoric and Communication Design, both from the University of Waterloo.

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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