Joel serves as executive director and President and CEO of Optimal Payments PLC (Listed on the AIM exchange on the LSE), a company formed through the merger of NEOVIA Financials (Neteller) and Optimal Payments. Joel is an entrepreneurial leader and visionary, with a proven track record, having served as CEO, COO and CFO of private and publicly traded companies. Joel created the E-Commerce powerhouse BCE Emergis through the merger of Mpact Immedia Ltd with Bell Canada Enterprises. He later founded SureFire Commerce Inc. (renamed Terra Payments), a Canadian TSE‐listed payments company in 1998, where he served as COO and CFO. Surefire Commerce later merged with the Optimal Group to form Optimal Payments Inc., a NASDAQ listed on-line payments company. Mr. Leonoff has also previously served as Group Operations Director/COO of Partygaming PLC, a FTSE 100 Company, regarded as the leading on-line gaming company in the world. In 2014 he was awarded Top 40 under 40 by the Globe and Mail’s Canada, CEO of the Year by the UK Stock Market Awards and co-named the IT Entrepreneur of the Year by the Ernst and Young.
Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016
Speaker at Money20/20 Las Vegas 2015
Speaker at Money20/20 Las Vegas 2014
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