Payworks is the provider of Pulse, a next generation Point of Sale payment gateway technology. With Pulse, developers of Point of Sale solutions for merchants can quickly and cost-efficiently integrate card payment functionality into their applications, and securely process EMV, contactless and mobile wallet transactions at the Point of Sale.
With headquarters in Germany and offices in the US, the UK and Spain, Payworks provides its technology to leading acquirers and payment providers in North America, Europe and Africa.
Christian DegerCEO, Co-Founder
Christian is a founder and CEO at Payworks. Prior to founding Payworks, Christian built PAYRETO in South East Asia, one of the leading BPO companies for payment providers. Christian attended TU Munich, Georgia Tech and CDTM Munich and holds degrees in Business Administration and Technology Management.
David BellemCTO, Co-Founder
David is a founder and CTO at Payworks. Being a physicist by education, David is responsible for all the inner workings, security and certifications of the Payworks technology platform. He attended LMU Munich, Universität Stuttgart, University of Alberta and CDTM Munich and holds degrees in Physics and Technology Management.
Heike is the CFO at Payworks. Before joining Payworks, Heike worked as Deputy CFO at Cable & Wireless Communications, as VP Europe at Micro Target Media and as European Finance Director at Schlumberger. She has extensive experience with international finance organizations, being in high-level managerial roles of major corporations.
Brian ReavesHead of Business Development
Brian is the Head of Business Development at Payworks. Previously, Brian was a founding member of LoopPay, sold to Samsung in 2015. Prior experience includes building Transfer To, Fastacash and 15 other mobile operators from around the world. Brian has more than 20 years of senior management experience in telecom and payments.
Michael DoronManaging Director, North America
Michael is the Managing Director of North America at Payworks. Before joining Payworks, Michael has helped established international companies, such as PAY.ON, Ogone and Deutsche Telekom AG expand and grow sales in North America. Michael has 29 years’ experience in international sales, business development and team leadership in Electronic Payments (e-Payments), Payment Gateway, eWallet, and On-Demand/Software-as-a-
Johannes LechnerHead of Product, Co-Founder
Johannes is a founder and Head of Product at Payworks. He gained in depth product management and development experience from mobile application projects in a variety of different industries. Johannes attended TU Munich, Carnegy Mellon, University Ingolstadt and CDTM Munich, and holds degrees in Computer Sciences and Technology Management.
Simon EumesHead of Mobile, Co-Founder
Simon is a founder and Head of Mobile Development and Terminal Development at Payworks. He has been involved in a variety of different hardware and software projects with companies such as Deutsche Telekom and Airport Munich. Simon attended LMU Munich, UC Berkeley, UCLA and CDTM Munich and holds degrees in Media Informatics.
Stefan Klestil is a Partner at Speedinvest, where he is responsible for investments in the Fintech sphere. He is a board member of Wirecard, Holvi, Iyzico, and Curve and advisory board member at Number 26 and Investly. With 20 years of experience in payments, he was President of Central and Southern Europe at First Data, Partner at Roland Berger, and Principal at A.T. Kearney.
Johannes Ditterich is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the eCommerce and technology space. He co-founded limango with two partners in 2007 and sold it later to ottogroup. As CEO Johannes grew limango to 129 Mio EUR annual revenues before he left in 2015. Previously he was working with Target Partners in Munich, investing into early stage tech companies.
Rumford is an investment firm that invests in, builds and supports companies in the modern financial services space. Current and former portfolio companies include PAY.ON (sold to ACI Worldwide), Payworks, Payreto and Finparx. Rumford was founded by Nikolaus von Taysen who is a serial entrepreneur in the payments space.
Speedinvest is an early stage Seed and Series A fund based in Vienna, Austria. With funds of approx. EUR 100M and offices in Vienna, Munich and Silicon Valley, Speedinvest targets companies in Central Europe in the FinTech/InsurTech, DeepTech and ConsumerTech sector. In addition to cash investments, Speedinvest provides part- or full time entrepreneurs from their team.
HW Capital is an investment firm with a focus on the financial services industry. Their core activity is to start new financial services businesses by bringing together talent, capital and experience. HW Capital is backed by Robert Haselsteiner and Marcus Wolsdorf, co-founders of Interhyp, Germany’s largest independent mortgage distributor.
Payworks is a payment technology company with offices in Germany, Spain, the UK and the US. We work with leading payment providers and innovators at the Point of Sale to deliver the fastest, simplest and most secure Point of Sale technology for businesses.
We are growing rapidly and are looking for the best talent to join us on our journey! Visit our career section and see why Payworks is the perfect place for you.