Alessandro is a serial corporate entrepreneur with a passion for generating growth through digital innovation in payments and financial services. He is the founder of The Pacemakers, a boutique advisory firm focusing on digital strategy and growth, working with both startups and large established businesses.
Previously, he was Innovation and Digital Payments Director at the Lloyds Banking Group where he headed the Group’s Innovation Lab, building new propositions generated both internally and through partnering with FinTech businesses. Prior to this role, as COO of Digital Banking, he was responsible for all digital propositions delivered by the Lloyds Banking Group in 2012 and 2013.
Before LBG, he was CEO of PayPoint’s online payments business where he turned the firm around in under 15 months. He also headed PayPal's entry into the UK’s large merchant payment processing market, making them the country’s leading alternative payment mark. He started his digital career back in 1999 by launching GE Capital's first European website.
Alessandro has a broad international experience having worked in the EU, US, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Alessandro speaks five languages and lives in London with his wife and two daughters.