About us

What drives us

We believe that financial services should be accessible to everyone, safe, easy to use and perfectly integrated into our daily lives, so that we never have to worry about them. Therefore, we work on simplifying financial services in everyday life so that you can on what really matters to you and your customers.

viafintech in numbers

20.000

Points of Sale

500+

B2B Customers

1+

Billion € volume

6

Countries live

90+

Employees

15

Nationalities
our story
Management

Achim Bönsch

Managing Director & Founder

Achim Bönsch is responsible for the international expansion, our retail partnerships as well as the HR department.

Sebastian Seifert

Managing Director & Founder

Sebastian Seifert is in charge of the divisions Sales, PR/Marketing and business development. Furthermore, he is taking care of investor relations.

Andreas Veller

Managing Director

Andreas Veller is accountable for the finance, operations, product and legal department as well as for the IT. He is the former founder of Shopwings and worked as a consultant in the banking sphere. At McKinsey he managed the IT restructuration of a retail bank and a post merger integration in the banking sector.
TEAM

Behind great leaders is a great team

Internationalisation

Pedro Borges

VP Iberia, Latin America & France

Pedro leads the viafintech business in Iberia, Latin America and France. Before joining the team, he worked in Finance at Procter & Gamble for 6 years, bringing combined knowledge of the finance and the retail sectors together with a sharp focus on consumer needs. He holds an Economics Degree from the University of Porto and a Master in Finance & Strategy from WHU.

Flavio De Laurentis

VP Southern Europe & General Manager Italy

Flavio takes care of the Southern European Market and is responsible for the development of the network of merchants and retailers in Italy. He holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School. Before joining viafintech, he worked for McKinsey and Company in Milan in Banking and High Tech Industry.

Lena Holderegger

General Manager Switzerland

Lena takes care of further expanding our network in Switzerland and works mainly from Zurich. She has many years of experience as an in-house consultant and in the area of strategic digitalization at Credit Suisse. Lena has a master’s degree in economics and business administration from the University of Zurich.

Sergio Kvaternik

General Manager Spain

Sergio is in charge of viafintech in Spain. He has developed his career in corporate finance for banks and private equity funds, at PwC Deals; as well as growing startups as Head of Business Development and International Expansion at Billin. He holds two degrees in Law and Business Administration, with experiences at the University of Toronto in Canada, and at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.

Antonios Peppas

General Manager Greece

Antonios brought the viafintech network to Greece and continues to expand it. He graduated from the University of Bonn and holds a master’s Degree from WHU Business School. Before working at viafintech, Antonios worked as a Management Consultant at KPMG for the Healthcare sector.

Filip Surowiak

General Manager UK

Filip is leading viafintech’s expansion into the UK market. He has a track record of setting strategy and bringing new financial products to the market. He managed and grew the online and retail business at Travelex and then International Currency Exchange. Filip is also co-founder of Crozdesk, a SaaS marketplace, and holds a business degree from Warwick Business School.

Anna Szczygielska

General Manager Poland

Anna’s main task is to introduce viafintech to the Polish market. She joined the company in 2019 after having spent 10+ years working for the top consulting companies, such as EY, Accenture and PwC. Anna managed multiple projects worldwide. She is an ACCA Member and holds a master’s degree in Economics.
Sales

Janusz Buttgereit

Director Insurances, Telco, Housing

Janusz is in charge of insurance, telecommunications and housing customers. The payment specialist has many years of work experience. Before joining viafintech he worked for Sofort AG, Paysafecard and Clickandbuy.

Lea Cys

Senior Banking Manager

Lea is responsible for our cooperation partners in the banking sector. She has several years of experience in the financial sector as a management consultant at Accenture, especially in process digitalization, and is a certified banker.

Madleen Naethler

Senior Key Account Manager E-Commerce and Payment Collection

As Senior Key Account Manager Madleen covers all ecommerce and debt collection accounts. She holds a degree in business economics and has several years of experience in consulting working for Creditsafe and tecis financial services.

Florian Oberle

Senior Director Sales & Business Development

Florian is responsible for our strategic projects, the banking division and the management of the German sales team. He gained experience in the financial services industry during his studies at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Florian formerly worked as a consultant in the banking division of Simon-Kucher & Partners.

Weina Wang

Senior Director Retail

Weina is responsible for the stationary partners of viafintech, in particular for the further development of the network in Europe. The versatile project manager previously worked in management consulting at Accenture and at Volkswagen in China for several years.

Frank Weinmann

SVP Utilities and Public Sector

The former chairman of the management board of Energie SaarLorLux AG heads the Utilities and Public Sector of viafintech and has statutory authority. Frank brings in several years of experience in business development, change management and consultancy in the energy sector.
Operations

Michael Bernstein

Director Finance & Accounting

Michael is responsible for Finance and Accounting. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business administration from HWR Berlin. Prior to viafintech Michael worked for several finance departments such as financial accounting, accounts payable and treasury in different industries.

Ulrike Czekay

Director PR & Marketing

Ulrike deals with all corporate communication topics at viafintech. After her studies of media, music and cultural sciences at HU Berlin she gained longstanding experience as a PR consultant in a PR and Lobbying agency and worked for several Start-ups.

Mareike Gnadt

VP Human Resources

Mareike is responsible for HR and Recruiting and is primarily responsible for the strategic direction of the department. She not only has several years of experience in managing HR departments but also has experience in building HR departments in the Berlin start-up world.

Thomas Lewicki, LL.M.

Director Legal & Data Protection Officer

Thomas is leading the legal department at viafintech. After studying law (specialized in International Corporate Law), Thomas worked as a Legal Counsel at BIOTRONIK. He also gained experience at ISiCO data protection where he worked as a data protection officer for several fintech companies.

Julia Martens

Director Operations & Risk

Julia is responsible for building the Operations & Risk department as central head quarter function. Prior to joining viafintech as compliance manager to build new processes, strengthen organisational structures and ensure regulatory compliance of the product, she gained 3 years of experience in the audit and regulatory advisory in banking and financial services at Deloitte.

Constanze Meyer

Director Product

Constanze heads the product department at viafintech. She gathered experience in several Berlin start-ups and digital consulting. During her studies at Humboldt University, she specialised in entrepreneurship and information systems. Constanze is also a apprenticed banker.

Tobias Schoknecht

Senior Director Software Engineering

Tobias is leading the Software Engineering department at viafintech. He holds a Masters degree in Practical Computer Science. Over the years at viafintech he has shaped the direction of the Software Engineering department and the system architecture.

Martin Seener

Senior Director System Administration

Martin leads the system administration department and is responsible for the data centre and the in-house environment. He has been working for viafintech for 10 years and previously worked as a system administrator for netzXperts and Dualis Search Solution and managed various system environments there.

Philipp Wiegel

VP Technology & CTO

Philipp heads the technology departments of viafintech – including Software Engineering, System Administration, Product and Solutions. Philipp’s background is in software development. He was a product manager in numerous companies and gained several years of experience as an entrepreneur.
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About Paysafe Limited

Paysafe Limited (“Paysafe”) (NYSE:PSFE) (PSFE.WS) is a leading specialised payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, and online cash solutions. With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualised transactional volume of US $100 billion in 2020, and approximately 3,400 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 70 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments. Further information is available at paysafe.com

About Paysafe’s eCash Division

Paysafe is a global market leader in the provision of eCash payment solutions. The goal of its eCash division is to target simple and secure online transactions through prepaid and online cash solutions. Today, it is available to purchase in over 650,000 sales outlets in over 50 countries and its brands include paysafecard, paysafecard account, paysafecard Mastercard® and Paysafecash. Its original product, paysafecard, uses a 16-digit PIN and enables customers to shop online without using an account or credit card, protecting their confidential financial information. In 2018, the paysafecard team developed Paysafecash allowing customers to shop online first and then pay securely for their purchases with cash at convenient, nearby payment points. Paysafecash is already available in nearly 30 countries. In 2020, paysafecard and Paysafecash reached a transaction volume of more than US$ 4.6 billion. For more information, please go to paysafecard.com