Alpha FX

Alpha FX Appoints Matt Knowles to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

Matt Knowles
Matt Knowles

UK-based institutional and corporate Fx service provider, Alpha FX has announced the appointment of HiFX founder Matt Knowles to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Matt Knowles is a seasoned industry veteran having close to two decades of experience at HiFX, the company he founded and provides international payment services to both retail and corporate clients. He led the company through an MBO and number of acquisitions until in 2014 he sold the company to the Nasdaq listed Euronet Inc. Post sale he continues as in the position of CEO until February 2017, overseeing the digital initiative of the company and leading the acquisition of integration of in July 2015. Under his leadership, the company witnessed phenomenal growth with over 400 employees across six countries.

As an Independent Non-Executive Director, Knowles will become a member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee.

Morgan Tillbrook, CEO at Alpha FX

Morgan Tillbrook, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha FX said:

“Matt is a great addition to our Board and I’m looking forward to working with him. He not only understands our industry and its dynamics, but also has valuable experience leading a rapidly growing company domestically and internationally.”

Paysafe Makes New Appointment for CFO

Global payments solution provider, Paysafe has hired Peter Smith as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Peter Smith will be based in US office at Houston and report directly to President and CEO, Joel Leonoff. Peter will take over the role of CFO from Brian McArthur-Muscrof.

As CFO, Peter Smith will responsible for functions that include treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, audit, controllership and procurement. Peter has an extensive knowledge and experience of the global payments industry that spans over 20 years. He joins Paysafe from Evertech Inc. and has led the company into several strategic acquisitions which led to the strong growth of the company.

Joel Leonoff, President and CEO of Paysafe Group, commented:

Peter’s extensive and highly relevant financial leadership experience, combined with his deep-rooted understanding of the payments technology industry, and proven track record of scaling high-growth companies, make him an excellent fit for the CFO role at Paysafe. He is a huge asset to the team as we enter our next phase of growth and continue to redefine global payments for our diverse range of clients across the globe.

Peter Smith, CFO of Paysafe Group, also added:

I’m excited to join such a dynamic business that is leading positive change within the payments technology sector. I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience to the Paysafe finance function and business at large. Paysafe has significant growth opportunities and I look forward to working with Joel and the team to capture these and create value for all of Paysafe’s customers and stakeholders.