The Team

    Vesta is led by a team of industry experts who challenge the status quo and cultivate a culture of inclusion and innovation.

    Ron Hynes

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Ron Hynes

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ron Hynes, CEO at Vesta, has a 20-year track record of leading and scaling high-growth payment businesses. His background spans a variety of established and startup fintech companies, including four years at the helm of Mastercard’s global prepaid business, where he led global revenue and market share growth. Most recently, as CEO of UniRush, he led the turnaround and eventual sale of the company and its RushCard business to GreenDot.

    Tom Nebel

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Tom Nebel

    Chief Financial Officer

    Tom Nebel leads Vesta's financial team, and has been with the company for over 10 years, initially joining in 2010. Prior to joining Vesta, Tom worked in a variety of senior management roles at global companies such as KPMG, and Central European Media Enterprises.

    Tan Truong

    Chief Information Officer

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    Tan Truong

    Chief Information Officer

    Tan Truong is a seasoned executive with 15+ years of experience building and leading technology, product and operations teams to create a high-performance, innovative culture. 

    Prior to joining the team at Vesta, Tan worked at several different payment and financial technology companies including, FSV Payment Systems, Green Dot, and SVM (Blackhawk Network Business).

    Laura Stepp

    Chief People Officer

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    Laura Stepp

    Chief People Officer

    Laura Stepp has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic partner to enterprise, open source, SaaS, IT and product development organizations in the Portland area. Stepp joins Vesta from Jama Software, where she was the vice president of people and workplace, developing high performance culture, people practices and management.

    The lead strategic HR partner to Jama’s CEO and executive team, Stepp was integral to ensuring a positive, inclusive and unique employee experience. Previously, she served as the vice president of people and human resources with Puppet, a Portland-based enterprise IT software company, and played a key role in enabling rapid company growth and talent acquisition. 

    Oscar Bello

    GM Americas and Europe

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    Oscar Bello

    GM Americas and Europe

    Oscar is an experienced leader of revenue driven organizations in digital payments with a 25+ year career in building and managing teams to be highly successful at meeting their goals and creating shareholder value.

    During his career, he has led regional teams for large multinational digital payment providers, building organizations from the ground-up, taking over under-performing organizations and turning them around and led organizations to be highly successful in terms of revenue and profit growth. 

    Scott Holt

    SVP of Marketing

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    Scott Holt

    SVP of Marketing

    Scott Holt is a transformational marketing leader who has a track record of building marketing organizations into highly effective, metrics & results-driven industry leaders.

    He comes to Vesta with 20+ years of experience spanning the entire marketing function, having led teams in marketing, communications, product, and strategy. Prior to joining Vesta, he led the global marketing efforts at Poynt, and spent five years as the VP of Marketing & Product at Ingenico Group.

    Matt Haroldson

    SVP, Strategy & Development

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    Matt Haroldson

    SVP, Strategy & Development

    Matt Haroldson is responsible for long term strategy, expansion and corporate development relationships at Vesta. He has a long history in payments and fraud with a foundation in mobility and retail. Matt spent nearly 10 years in a variety of sales, product, and channel leadership roles at AT&T before leading Global Sales and Marketing at MTI - a retail security provider to brands such as Apple, AT&T, and Vodafone.

    Shabab Muhaddes

    General Manager, Asia Pacific

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    Shabab Muhaddes

    General Manager, Asia Pacific

    An accomplished professional with international experience in the payment and banking industry, Shabab has over 15 years of extensive knowledge of payments (10 years in Asia) at both Visa and MasterCard, across multiple functions and senior leadership positions in Sales, Product and General Management.

    Before payments, Shabab spent six years in the wealth management industry in New York and consulted for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York. He moved to Singapore from the United States of America in 2010 and has been living in Singapore for the past 10 years.

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