David founded ComplianceOnline in 2006 and launched PaymentsCompliance in 2015. Previous to this he was Chief Operating Officer of Complinet from 2000 to 2006, overseeing the commercial growth of the business from start up to 200 plus employees and appearing in the ‘Times Tec Fast Track 100′ four years in a row. As an industry champion, David brings his experience in driving innovation to create an improved client experience.
Richard Leather - Chief Content Officer
Richard heads up the legal and regulatory team, and ensures that our content continues to provide the insights required for the evolving global challenges that our clients’ face. Previously, he worked for Betclic Everest Group where he was responsible for advising on regulation and risk, managing local licensing initiatives and ensuring the business' compliance. Richard trained with international law firm Eversheds LLP and holds a BA in History from University College London.
Ollie Wood - Chief Commercial Officer
Ollie is responsible for maintaining strong relationships with our existing client base of 250+ clients and ensuring the continuous improvement of services. He devises and executes sales strategies that continue to deliver innovative client solutions, and is tasked with keeping ComplianceOnline at the forefront of the business intelligence industry. Ollie has more than 13 years of business development experience and has a demonstrable track record of success in developing, managing and training sales teams.
Olivia Russell - Head of Marketing
Olivia is responsible for PaymentsCompliance’s marketing and communications activities globally. She is passionate about brand and works with various departments across the company to develop a marketing strategy that demonstrates our value to our clients and drives innovation and growth. Olivia has over 10 years of marketing experience and holds a degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Kent.
Denis Polunin - Business Development Manager
Denis is responsible for growing and maintaining PaymentsCompliance relationships with new and existing clients. He has more than 10 years experience in sales and business development across events, retail and film industries. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from University of Surrey and is a native Russian speaker.
John Basquill - Editor
John leads PaymentsCompliance's award-winning editorial team. He joined as a reporter in 2015 and has been editor since 2016. John covers regulatory and legal developments that have an impact on non-bank payments businesses, including payment service providers, e-money institutions and card schemes, as well as peer-to-peer cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology. He has also written for sister publication GamblingCompliance, as well as numerous specialist industry publications, and was previously a media researcher and contributor at Gorkana.
Fran Warburton - Reporter
Fran covers regulatory news across a range of jurisdictions and sectors, including changes to anti-money laundering and cyber security laws. She frequently reports on EU developments and has a particular interest in Fintech and Asian markets. Fran graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Journalism and went on to study Mandarin and business in China on a post-graduate scholarship.
Douglas Clarke-Williams - Reporter
Douglas covers regulatory and legal news in the payments and financial services sector, with a particular focus on topics in the EU and North America. He reports extensively on regulatory developments relating to anti-money laundering, financial crime and data protection issues. He previously worked as a legal researcher at Chambers & Partners, and holds a BA in English Literature and American Studies from the University of Sussex.
Melissa Fernandes - Legal and Research Manager
Melissa manages the legal and research team and is responsible for ensuring that we provide the most up-to-date and relevant content to our subscribers. She previously worked as a compliance manager in direct to bill mobile payments. Melissa has a joint honours degree in Law and Business from Kingston University and a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.
Helena Regoli - Legal Analyst
Helena specialises in Data Protection and European Union issues. She was admitted as a lawyer in France and previously worked in a Paris law firm. Helena graduated from Panthéon-Sorbonne University with two Master's degrees, and has also completed an L.L.M in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University.
Jose Jaramillio - Senior Research Analyst
Jose is responsible for policy tracking and research content, specialising in payment innovation, fintech and emerging payments. He also developed the payment regulatory directory. Prior to joining PaymentsCompliance, he was working as a cards business analyst in Colombia. Jose has a B.Sc. in Economics from La Salle University, Colombia, and an MBA from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Ilias Moldoshev - Legal and Research Analyst
Ilias works as a legal and research analyst conducting research on regulatory changes across global jurisdictions, and analysing the impact of the changes within the payments industry, emerging payments and payments systems. He previously worked at GRATA International law firm as a junior lawyer. Ilias graduated from Moscow’s Military University of Law (Civil Law) and the BPP University Law School (LLM Commercial Law).
Jack Halliday - Marketing Execuive
Jack manages the marketing and communications activities across the company. He is responsible for carrying out campaigns, managing our media partnerships, website development and social media platforms. He also oversees the organisation of delivering effective and engaging events to our global audience. Jack holds a Business Studies and Marketing Degree from Canterbury Christchurch University.