We are a team of passionate people who believe that technology has the power to better connect, simplify and enhance the way money moves around the world.
Whether you are a mum with kids studying abroad, a business importing from overseas, a financial institution, or somewhere in between, our payments platform and infrastructure lets you safely and quickly move money internationally.
We are built on foundations of strong experience, industry-leading technology, and a global network of partners. We are also securely integrated with Ripple, the distributed ledger protocol, meaning speed and security are deep-rooted in what we do.
This rigour has helped us become the first Australian company with a digital Australian Financial Services License from ASIC and regulated by AUSTRAC.
Frustrated by the inefficiencies of the traditional money transfer process, FlashFX was founded on the belief that smart technology is the key to unlocking the potential of global payments. Our management represents a combined 50+ years of banking and financial services experience, with particular focus on technology solutions within this field.
Nicolas held financial markets and investment banking leadership roles at Westpac and UBS accumulating 15+ years across Australia, Europe, US and Asia. Seeing the void in Australia around technology-led international payments was what inspired him to co-found FlashFX. He currently manages daily global operations, with a focus on business development and partner engagement.
Vasyl is a forward-looking software engineer with a theoretical physics background who has extensive experience in helping start-ups successfully scale their business. Although his primary focus areas are team development and company growth, Vasyl is also a leading contributor to a number of popular open-source projects and is an active public speaker at industry meetups and conferences.
Shanthi is an experienced risk, compliance and AML officer with vast experiences across many different financial institution in Australia and New Zealand. As a chief risk officer she is across all aspects of the business and the combination of an inquisitive nature as well as entrepreneur mindset at heart, is perfect for FlashFX’s growth and keeping us across all regulatory and operational compliance aspects.
Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in Banking and Financial Markets with the majority of this experience gained whilst working at Westpac Banking Corporation. He has worked across General Banking, Technology, Compliance and more recently in the Foreign Exchange and Payments space. In his current role he manages a portfolio of Business and Corporate clients.
Pavlo has a strong technical background and over 20 years of diverse international experience in IT. In his role as Technical Product Manager Pavlo works in close liaison with our engineering, compliance, and executive teams to promote informed decision-making, facilitate successful delivery of FlashFX solutions, and provide an exceptional experience to our customers.
FlashFX have assembled a group of highly experienced individuals to provide advice to our board and executive. They have been sought for their specific knowledge and background in areas central to the ongoing success of our business.
Andrew has more than 20 years experience in the Financial Services sector, specifically in international payments, and has played a key role in scaling several successful fintech start-ups over the last 15 years, both in Australia and abroad. As Advisor, he is supporting the implementing of the company’s strategic vision and leading the growth across the business.
Dilip Rao has over 40 years of experience with technology in banking and payment systems, most recently with Ripple Labs in New York, as Global Head of Infrastructure Innovation. He led business development and sales for Ripple across APAC and the Middle East. Dilip was also founder of the first person-to-person payments startup in Australia and has advised commercial financial institutions as well as central bankers and regulators.
Dilip holds degrees in Physics, Engineering and Business Administration and is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.
Rob Lederer is an angel investor and advisor with a portfolio spanning Australia, Israel, Canada and the USA. Having invested in over 40 start-ups, his experience is broad and covers a range of early-stage company sectors such as traveltech, fintech, online marketplaces, alternative proteins, AI, recruitment/gig-economy, BNPL, e-commerce logistics and proptech. In his former life Rob worked as a stockbroker before he founded a mortgage broking business which he subsequently sold. Following this he was an integral part of a family business for 14 years that became one of the largest food manufacturers in the Australia.
A passionate technologist and start-up innovator with 25+ years experience building distributed systems. An entrepreneur at heart who loves making finance tech that actually works for people and seeing positive change come out of it. Along the way Michael has led teams across local Westpac, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank before becoming a co-founder at FlashFX.
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The Australian Financial Review Street Talk understands Sydney-based international payments provider FlashFX has just opened a $5 million funding round to finance further development of its technology and build out its business-to-business offering.