Our leadership team brings decades of experience in managing and operating global payments and technology programs.
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.
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.
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.
As CTO, Doug oversees research and development of our payments platforms, and is responsible for all IT infrastructure.
Prior to Berkeley, Doug was Director of Mobile Engineering at Kinetic Commerce and responsible for a Mobile SDK for building retail, in-store customer experience products. At Quickplay Media (acquired by AT&T in 2016) he was responsible for the development of a mobile protected video platform on Android and iOS. And prior to that, at Sitraka Software, he was responsible for the creation of PerformaSure, a J2EE performance analysis tool which became the foundation for the J2EE features in Foglight when Sitraka was acquired by Quest Software and subsequently by Dell. He is listed as the primary inventor of two patents related to cross-system performance analysis and dynamic instrumentation.
Doug graduated from the University of Waterloo in Computer Engineering and is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.
As VP, Finance and Operations, 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 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 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.
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.
Berkeley is an excellent solution provider. They were very helpful and accommodated all of our payment needs.
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.
I'm familiar with many prepaid solution providers, and Berkeley is excellent. They're keen, enthusiastic, and the most innovative player in the marketplace.
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