About APEXX

"Our vision is to be the payment industry's most merchant centric provider. Through our platform a merchant can connect via a simple API connection to the world's payment ecosystem, increasing conversion at lower cost and satisfying their entire payments needs."
About our company

Our Story

In 2015 the APEXX founders had an epiphany. Our wide experience of the payments industry had revealed that the merchant community was being overcharged and under-serviced, encumbered with legacy technology systems, and the market was suffering from an innovation deficit. As a result, we decided to build a one stop shop for all merchant payment needs with complete provider agnosticism to always deliver the best result for the merchant.

2016 saw our vision begin to take shape as APEXX began an intensive tech build that would lay the foundation for the groundbreaking APEXX Gateway product that exists today. During this period, we started to pull together the extensive partnership list that now gives us global acquiring services with partners all over the globe, as well as over 200 local APM integrations, and unrivalled access to additional providers of fraud, DCC, and much more besides.

In 2017 APEXX entered the marketplace to a fanfare of industry acclaim, scooping several innovation awards across the payments industry as the marketplace recognised the disruptive intent and capabilities of the APEXX platform. Recognition came from the Payments Awards in the form of the ‘Most Disruptive Payment Solution’ Award as well as several other high profile industry accolades.

2018 and 2019 saw APEXX consolidate its place in the payments market by enacting several high-profile partnerships and dramatically increasing the number of processing merchants and APEXX staff operating from our home in Shoreditch on London’s tech-roundabout. Always keen to be early adopters we became the first UK-based gateway to offer the new Russian MIR card scheme to our merchants. This growth and vision led to APEXX becoming the first company to ever win successive ‘Most Disruptive Payment Solution’ at the Payments Awards. This period also saw APEXX launch our Surcharge Inspector, which was the first tool of its kind to go to market globally.

The unusual, and difficult, year that has been 2020 has seen APEXX rise to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in some style. The year began with the successful completion of our Series A fundraise, which secured $10m in funding to be put towards the development of more ground-breaking products. The APEXX vision for payments orchestration has also been hugely backed by the enterprise merchant community. Far-reaching processing partnerships with Tier 1 merchants such as ASOS and Avon are a tribute to this, as well as strategic partnerships with PayPal and the PayPal Commerce Platform (PPCP) are a testament to this. With 2021 approaching we have never been more confident in our mission to be the world’s most merchant centric payments provider.

The executive team behind APEXX Global
Rodney BainCSO & Co-Founder

Specialist in global acquiring, complex payment acceptance setups, and innovation in payment technology.

Previously worked as:

  • Vice President: Partnerships, EVO Payments International, the payment arm of Deutsche Bank, Bank of Ireland, CITI, and PKO.
  • Business Development Manager at Yoyo Wallet in-store mobile transactions and loyalty.
Rodney Bain
CSO & Co-Founder

Specialist in global acquiring, complex payment acceptance setups, and innovation in payment technology.

Previously worked as:

  • Vice President: Partnerships, EVO Payments International, the payment arm of Deutsche Bank, Bank of Ireland, CITI, and PKO.
  • Business Development Manager at Yoyo Wallet in-store mobile transactions and loyalty.
Peter KeenanCEO & Co-Founder

Specialist in retail & eCommerce leadership, mobile payments, and payment innovation. Qualified Chartered Accountant.

Previously worked as:

  • CEO of Zapp, Fintech startup sold to Mastercard
  • HSBC Global Head of Customer Propositions
  • Managing Director & Group Executive Committee Member Dixons Group (Curry’s, PC World)
Peter Keenan
CEO & Co-Founder

Specialist in retail & eCommerce leadership, mobile payments, and payment innovation. Qualified Chartered Accountant.

Previously worked as:

  • CEO of Zapp, Fintech startup sold to Mastercard
  • HSBC Global Head of Customer Propositions
  • Managing Director & Group Executive Committee Member Dixons Group (Curry’s, PC World)
Toreson LloydCCO & Co-Founder

Over ten years experience in the payments industry. Specialist in global acquiring, cross-border eCommerce & commercial strategy.

Previously worked as:

  • Vice President, relationship management: WorldPay
  • Senior Relationship Manager, Airlines: WorldPay
  • Business Development Manager: American Express
  • Captain: British Army
Toreson Lloyd
CCO & Co-Founder

Over ten years experience in the payments industry. Specialist in global acquiring, cross-border eCommerce & commercial strategy.

Previously worked as:

  • Vice President, relationship management: WorldPay
  • Senior Relationship Manager, Airlines: WorldPay
  • Business Development Manager: American Express
  • Captain: British Army
Rajesh NichaniChief Technology Officer

Over 12 years experience delivering enterprise payments processing systems. Specialist in technology, architecture, agile software delivery. Payments industry expert.

Previously worked as:

  • Director & Advisor FinTech at RIA Advisory
  • Head of Application Delivery at Worldpay
  • Software Development Manager at Visa Europe
Rajesh Nichani
Chief Technology Officer

Over 12 years experience delivering enterprise payments processing systems. Specialist in technology, architecture, agile software delivery. Payments industry expert.

Previously worked as:

  • Director & Advisor FinTech at RIA Advisory
  • Head of Application Delivery at Worldpay
  • Software Development Manager at Visa Europe
Tara FarrerVP Operations

Experienced in scaling operations of high-growth Fintech businesses. A seasoned operations professional with Prince II, Data Analytics and GDPR qualifications.

Previously worked as:

  • Developed the operations at Yoyo Wallet (mobile payment and loyalty solution) and Tradingpoll (a crowd wisdom theory platform predicting financial market direction).
Tara Farrer
VP Operations

Experienced in scaling operations of high-growth Fintech businesses. A seasoned operations professional with Prince II, Data Analytics and GDPR qualifications.

Previously worked as:

  • Developed the operations at Yoyo Wallet (mobile payment and loyalty solution) and Tradingpoll (a crowd wisdom theory platform predicting financial market direction).
JJVP Product & Implementation

Over 6 years of experience in the payments industry. Specialist in disruptive payments product development and payments implementation.

Previously worked as:

  • Project Manager & Implementation Consultant at CACI Ltd
  • Implementation Manager at Worldpay
  • Implementation Manager at Percolate Inc.
JJ
VP Product & Implementation

Over 6 years of experience in the payments industry. Specialist in disruptive payments product development and payments implementation.

Previously worked as:

  • Project Manager & Implementation Consultant at CACI Ltd
  • Implementation Manager at Worldpay
  • Implementation Manager at Percolate Inc.

See how APEXX can help you grow your business

  • Single Integration
  • Acquirer Agnostic
  • Surcharge Inspector
  • Payment Methods