Executive Team

John Sharman – Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for the day to day running of the business, John joined Tuxedo from Alliance and Leicester where he was Commercial Director of its Prepaid Cards business. John previously spent five years at MBNA / Bank of America holding a number of senior positions in the Credit Card and Consumer Finance businesses, including 18 months managing Virgin Money’s Credit Card and Loan programmes. John’s background is in Retail having performed a number of management roles in Direct Marketing and Business Development for the likes of DSG.

David Monty – Chief Technology Officer

David began his career at Alpha Telecom in 1997 managing their call centre then broadening his remit to manage client application development and account services. As Operations Manager for Speechnet he oversaw all utility telecom services and IVR technology. In 2002 he founded Re-Inspire, delivering innovative payment solutions and was one of the first entrants in the SMS payment and ‘micropayment’ markets.

Stuart Wakefield – Chief Operating Officer

Stuart joined Tuxedo from RBS group, where he was responsible for current account and credit card products via ‘direct to consumer’ channels.  Stuart previously worked at Alliance and Leicester, assisting to set-up and run their prepaid card business, and eleven years at MBNA / Bank of America, holding a number of senior positions within their Credit Card and Internet businesses.  During his time at MBNA, Stuart was responsible for their online activity in the UK, Ireland and Spain and he also had commercial responsibility for Financial Services Card Partnerships, the Alliance and Leicester Credit Card portfolios and MBNA Europe’s own brand card portfolios.  Stuart’s background is in Retail Banking, specialising in partnerships, affinity marketing and white labelled consumer products.

Darren Veevers  BSc(Hons) FCCA – Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for the Finance, Human Resources & Company Secretarial aspects of the business, Darren joined Tuxedo in March 2011. He was previously Group Finance Director for The Bankhall Group of Companies where, as an Executive Board Member, specific responsibilities included strategy, value creation, business planning & governance. Bankhall, one of the largest, most dynamic and respected service providers to Independent Financial Advisers and Mortgage Brokers in the UK, provided regulatory & other support services to over 5000 Advisers and were part of the Skandia UK / Old Mutual plc Group. Darren brings with him to Tuxedo a wealth of experience from his 10 years in Financial Services and 9 years in Accounting Practice.  

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