Swift Appoints 3 Executives to Drive Global, Digital Prepaid Growth

Swift Prepaid Solutions welcomes three key executives to its leadership team: Doug Haines as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), Gordan Redzic as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Sebastien Van Schalkwyk as Vice President of Client Services. These hires come on the heels of Swift’s acquisition late last year by Dallas-based Syncapay, a new holding company launched by payments industry veterans and backed by Bain Capital VenturesSilversmith Capital PartnersMissionOG and Nyca Partners.

Haines is responsible for revenue-related strategy, initiatives and results, and Redzic is responsible for these same functions in the areas of technology and product development. Working hand-in-hand with Haines, Van Schalkwyk will manage and further develop Swift's Account Management and Implementations departments.

Haines joins Swift with more than 14 years of experience in the prepaid industry. Most recently he served as Vice President of Sales and Key Account Management at Wirecard North America. Previously, he held similar leadership positions at Citi Prepaid Services and Ecount.

“Entry of true fintech disruptors into the payment space has slowed in recent years,” said Haines. “Swift’s current strategy for growth is well-timed, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Redzic is a technology leader who brings extensive experience with mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), SaaS, cloud computing, location-based services and quality assurance to the team. Before joining Swift, Redzic served as Vice President of Product Development at Sleep Number where he was responsible for SleepIQ, the company’s smart sleep platform, and the development of the company’s smart bed technology. Prior to Sleep Number, Redzic held senior leadership positions at Paylocity, NAVTEQ, and Motorola.

“Swift is an emerging technology leader in the payment space,” said Redzic. “I’m looking forward to working with the team to solve our clients’ challenges with creative applications of tech.”

Van Schalkwyk is leveraging his extensive marketing, strategy and operations experience in support of Swift’s clients. Most recently, Van Schalkwyk served as Marketing Director at VIGA, where he led all marketing activity for the company's B2B and B2C lead generation and lifecycle marketing initiatives. Previously, he was Head of Customer Marketing at Betsson Group. He's also held key marketing positions in the London office of Research Now.

“With its strong digital offerings and multi-currency issuance, Swift is well positioned for growth in Europe and beyond,” said Van Schalkwyk. “I’m learning about the diverse needs of Swift’s clients and am thrilled to be part of expanding our offering to them.”

“The deep expertise of these seasoned leaders will play a vital role as we shape the future of payments to meet the evolving needs of our clients,” said Swift CEO and President, Braven Imai. “Doug, Gordan and Sebastien have the knowledge, drive and experience to help Swift continue to transform corporate-funded payments into game-changing products and experiences. We welcome these accomplished leaders to our team of client-focused innovators.”