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Meet the

YouPay team

We are here to build the future of smart shopping together, powered by Shared Payments.

 

Matt Holme

CEO & Founder

Matt Holme

CEO & Founder

Matt co-founded YouPay in 2020 and serves as CEO. Matt has extensive experience in eCommerce and product development, including time as a Producer at Electronic Arts. Prior to founding YouPay, Matt launched MyWork, one of Australia’s leading digital design agencies.

Dan Brett

Founder | MyWork

Dan Brett

Founder | MyWork

Dan co-founded YouPay with Matt in 2020. Dan is the Managing Director of MyWork, the Brisbane based web design agency which he ran alongside Matt for over a decade. MyWork was responsible for all the early stage design and development of YouPay.

Llew Jury

Chairman & Lead Investor

Llew Jury

Chairman & Lead Investor

Llew was appointed Chair and Non Executive Director of YouPay in March 2020. Llew is concurrently the Managing Partner at Sprint Ventures, a Brisbane based venture capital firm that invests across a range of industries.

Amanda Beard

Board Member

Amanda Beard

Board Member

Amanda Beard has more than 12 years of experience working in the payments industry, spanning consumer, small business, commercial and government. She specialises in product development and innovation, governance and loyalty programs.

Deanne Keetelaar

Board Member

Deanne Keetelaar

Board Member

Deanne is an experienced senior leader specialising in business transformation and growth. She has a broad range of experience and skills including business development, customer relationship management, operational excellence, product management, and risk management.

Entrepeneurs

at heart

Our leadership group is the perfect balance of entrepreneurial passion coupled with unrivalled business and industry experience.

Creative humans

at the centre

Without humans there is no experience. We strive to know them better so we can design useful and usable products.

Fabiano Nava

Creative Director

Fabiano Nava

Creative Director

Nava is a creative at heart, for all things from human experience to how the products will be placed in the market. Working across the board Nava is the person to talk to all things visual and creative.

Ando Tauro

Digital Designer

Ando Tauro

Digital Designer

More than 15 years of experience in the industry. Strong Graphic Designer skills gained while working in publishing. Experienced as Digital Designer in other Fintechs worldwide. Love to make pixels aligns for a better user experience.

Ethan Stevens

Lead Product Designer 

Ethan Stevens

Lead Product Designer 

Ethan has over 5 years experience in human centred design and product design. Working closely with the team, he strategises the best user experience for all YouPay products, backed with data-driven decisions

James Jackson

Marketing Manager

James Jackson

Marketing Manager

After a decade in the outdoor adventure industry, James decided to take on a new kind of frontier with YouPay. With a wide-ranging background in marketing strategy and content creation that stretches from tactical brand turnarounds to sunrise photoshoots on dusty backroads, the road ahead at YouPay remains his most exciting journey yet.

Jessica Pollard

Digital Designer

Jessica Pollard

Digital Designer

Jess is a Digital Designer with experience in Web and Graphic Design.

Jacob Smith

Junior Digital Designer

Jacob Smith

Junior Digital Designer

Jacob has experience with a broad variety of visual media technologies, and a passion for modern marketing.

Tony Davison

Integration Specialist

Tony Davison

Integration Specialist

Tony is the one and only Integration Specialist at YouPay. Tony has a background in development and is a master of CRO, AB testing and telling bad jokes. If you want to support my continuous journey of bad jokes, sponsor my wardrobe here 😉 https://youpay.link/ORLDf22

George Muratidis

Technical Director

George Muratidis

Technical Director

Experienced development manager committed to mentoring and nurturing the enthusiasm, passions and individual gifts within the team. Believes in servant leadership, leading by example and reaping what you sow as a manager.

Charles De Silva

Developer

Charles De Silva

Developer

With a passion for technology and innovation, Charles is a full stack developer and a business analyst, qualified in Software Engineering, Finance, and Business Management, with over 15 years of experience in the field.

Clara Leigh

Technical Lead

Clara Leigh

Technical Lead

Clara is an experienced Senior Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry.

Carlo Piloto

Developer

Carlo Piloto

Developer

Carlo was born and lived most of his life in Italy, moving to Brisbane in 2012. Before moving to Australia, Carlo worked in Padua at Infineon as an electronic engineer where he was writing test programs for integrated circuits. In Brisbane, Carlo worked at QUT as software test engineer, at Account Management Australia and Bidio as full stack developer.

Kris Johnstone

DevOps Engineer

Kris Johnstone

DevOps Engineer

Kris is a Software/DevOps Engineer with a penchant for fast cars, old-fashioned’s, music and good food.

Ben Rogers

Developer

Ben Rogers

Developer

Ben is a developer with experience in front end technologies. Ben works on integrating YouPay into stores for new merchants

Elliot Alexander

Developer

Elliot Alexander

Developer

Elliot is a Web Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and hospitality industry.

Innovative &

proud developers

A diverse bunch of humans with the freedom to bring innovative ideas to life, keeping our users safe and secure while using the latest and greatest technology

Our advisors

sharing the knowledge

Our hand picked board of advisors are experts in their industry and are here to guide us in our journey.

Danielle Lewis

CEO & Co-Founder Scrunch

Danielle Lewis

CEO & Co-Founder Scrunch

Danielle is the co-founder & CEO of Scrunch, a global analytics and education platform for Influencer Marketing.

Iain Calvert

ECOMMERCE CONSULTANT

Iain Calvert

ECOMMERCE CONSULTANT

Iain has built and helped 100’s of eCommerce businesses become successful all over the world since 2003, including iconic Australian brands like Billabong & Quiksilver.

Jessica Wong-Saunderson

TAX DIRECTOR

Jessica Wong-Saunderson

TAX DIRECTOR

Jess has over 13 years of professional experience as a tax lawyer and Chartered Accountant advising private equity investors and multinational groups on the Australian tax aspects of their cross border and domestic deals and projects.

Kshira Saagar

CHIEF DATA OFFICER

Kshira Saagar

CHIEF DATA OFFICER

Kshira is currently the Chief Data Officer of Latitude Financial Services and has spent 23.4% of his life helping key decision-makers and CxOs make smarter decisions using data, and strongly believes that every organisation can become truly data-driven.

Max Meyer

Board Observer

Max Meyer

Board Observer