Leadership

    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 Operating Officer

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    Tan Truong

    Chief Operating Officer

    Tan Truong is a seasoned executive with 17+ 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 (US Bank), Green Dot, and SVM (Blackhawk Network Business).

    Mercedes Kelemen

    Chief People Officer

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    Mercedes Kelemen

    Chief People Officer

    Mercedes Kelemen leads Vesta's People and Culture Team and brings over 20 years of HR leadership experience to this role.

    Before joining the Vesta team, Mercedes grew, scaled, and transformed numerous tech, SAAS, and finserv/fintech companies in her people leadership capacity. Most recently, she was Director of HR for Travelex's global product and payments team and Director of HR of their North American operations. 

    She loves hanging out with her family and friends in her personal time. Mercedes is passionate about travel and discovering new cultures. She has visited more than 100 cities in over 40 countries and lived on three continents.

    Hrishi Talwar

    Chief Product Officer

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    Hrishi Talwar

    Chief Product Officer

    Hrishi brings 20+ years of product and technology experience in the financial services, payments, and mobility businesses, launching several enterprise and consumer product solutions and platforms from the ground-up, commercializing and creating net positive revenue and value for several Fortune 50 companies as well as start-up organizations.

    Most recently, Hrishi was responsible for the Identity, Fraud & Compliance business at Equifax, leading the overall product strategy and execution of innovative solutions and platforms that leverage the extensive Equifax and partner data ecosystems to help improve identity trust, customer acquisition, retention and channel profitability for business clients and the end consumer. 

    Prior to joining Equifax, Hrishi has led and created innovation labs, formulated product, and marketing strategies for First Data (now Fiserv), Nokia, Panasonic, Motorola and others.

    Oscar Bello

    General Manager, Latin America

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    Oscar Bello

    General Manager, Latin America

    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. 

    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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