Daniel Holden – CEO
Daniel brings a wealth of expertise across FinTech, eCommerce, accountancy and law to the role of CEO of Secure Trading. Joining in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer of the company, Daniel has also served as CFO for ST’s sister cyber-security company Cognosec.
His experience in financial services, developed in a number of high-growth roles across FinTech, EdTech and eCommerce enabled entities, has proven invaluable for implementing change, control and growth within Secure Trading. Daniel has directed the delivery of original business plan-to-payment schemes, operational assistance in the establishment of the merchant acquirer, and financial co-ordination and reporting.
Daniel has a proven successful track record of multi-national financial control, equity and debt fund raising rounds with such influential companies as Deloitte, Capita and Blick Rothenberg.
A true business all-rounder, Daniel has company secretary experience, and is a chartered accountant and qualified barrister.
Jonathan O’Connor – Chief Commercial Officer
Jonathan joined Secure Trading as Chief Commercial Officer with a clear mandate to accelerate revenue realisation from both the STL gateway and Acquiring.com business lines, by driving sales within the company. He is passionate about a client-first mentality, which runs in parallel with reduced time to revenue as the firm’s new commercial operating model.
Jonathan most recently served as Head of Institutional Sales for New Markets, Hotels, Travel and Leisure at First Data over a 12-year-period. He established and led the New Markets sales channel within the U.S., creating a $0 – $50M revenue business line for First Data, driving double-digit revenue growth year-on-year.
Prior to this, Jonathan was with First Data in Europe for 6 years, where he led gaming sales for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Regions. He also successfully designed and launched a new acquiring platform, led closed-loop prepaid in EMEA and APAC, managed the international eCommerce project team (IPG Gateway), and was part of the international team tasked with bank alliance partner formations.
Before First Data, Jonathan was a founding member of Elavon’s management team, responsible for building-out the European eCommerce business and cross-border acquiring platform. Jonathan also set up Elavon’s online gaming division Europe. He deployed one of the first PSP acquiring models in EMEA, driving a $30m business in 2 years.
Prior to Elavon, Jonathan held leadership and consultant roles focusing on payment and financial services with Vordel and Mysis.
Jonathan holds P.G.D./MSc in Information Technology for Strategic Management from Dublin Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Accounting & Finance from Portobello College in Dublin.
Ian Hughes – Chief Technical Officer
Ian is the Chief Technology Officer for Secure Trading. Ian is responsible for the research, development, and support operations that deliver Secure Trading’s products and services to the market. In this role, Ian is committed to driving innovation across the company, enabling expansion into new markets, and creating more value for Secure Trading’s customers and partners.
Previously Ian has held Software Development roles at Siemens, Racal Radar Defence Systems and BAE.
Barry Corbett – Chief Operating Officer
Barry is an award-winning financial services expert, bringing over a decade of experience in capital markets and transformative technology, alongside extensive expertise in operational strategy formulation, origination and advisory practices. Prior to joining Secure Trading he held senior positions with UBS investment bank and strategy consultancy Stratevolve.
He holds an Executive MBA from Cass Business School (awarded with distinction). His thesis on the impact of fintech on financial services was awarded the prestigious Lombard Prize, a national award for best thesis produced by a business school graduate, as well as the WCIB prize for best thesis related to financial services. His alma mater is Kings College London, where he graduated with a BA in History.
Ryan Cachia – Managing Director
Ryan joined Secure Trading Financial Services Ltd in 2017 with a mandate to restructure the Finance Department and instil his expertise, and valuable knowledge gained in the regulatory environment, into the Acquiring Bank. His initial primary focuses were revenue growth, systems restructure, regulatory control and overall cost management.
His experience in financial services expanded from the traditional banking model into card issuing, payment processing, foreign exchange and acquiring. During his career Ryan has been involved with and set up three separate companies all licenced by the Malta Financial Services Authority to conduct payment services, card issuing and acquiring, whilst achieving principle membership with both Visa and Mastercard. Ryan has a proven YoY growth record in senior level executive positions with more than 15 years’ hands on experience within the Banking and Financial Services Industry. His ability and leadership skills allow him to work with all levels of staff from the Board of Directors, to leading and motivating subordinates to achieve optimal results.
Ryan holds a Banking and Finance Degree from the University of Manchester and is now spearheading the acquiring arm for Secure Trading Group in his capacity as Managing Director.
Our Senior Management Team
Kevin Dodson – Executive Vice President
Kevin joined Secure Trading Group in 2014 as Executive Vice President heading up the US gaming strategy and developing ST-1’s US presence.
He has established ST-1 as an expert in gaming-related payment strategies, working with large processors to customise their products to be used in the US gaming market, meanwhile ensuring that they remain client with gaming regulations.
Kevin has worked with banks, processors and merchants to architect best-in-class products, from ST-1’s compliance platform to its fully-deployed prepaid programs. He is a successful, process-driven leader within our organization.
As a qualified IT Auditor with a degree in technology focused on open source development technologies like JAVA, NodeJS and web technologies as well as a B-COM in finance and business administration he brings a mix of strong technical knowledge whilst being focused commercialisation and delivery of profitable solutions to market.
Jeannie Stinnett – Senior Vice President – Commercial Programmes
Jeannie is a proven financial services executive with over 17 years of experience. Of which, the last five years have been focused on gaming, travel, hospitality and leisure verticals. She recently joined Secure Trading as the Senior Vice President Commercial Programmes.
She has created proposals, negotiated payment processing contracts and managed the two largest Fantasy Sports accounts in the United States (FanDuel and DraftKings), as well as the two largest Native American Indian casino accounts (Foxwoods and Hard Rock).
Jeannie has led Account Executive teams for 100+ Enterprise level accounts, including the Chickasaw Tribe of Oklahoma’s 22 casinos and its premier casino – WindStar. Under Jeannie’s leadership, the Account Executive team experienced 50% growth YoY. Additionally, she has been instrumental in the development of a prepaid program for online lotteries, Advance Deposit Wagering and iGaming.
Jeannie is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia She graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a BS in Accounting.
Jon Hawkins – Director Account Management
As Director of Account Management, Jon heads up one of the teams key to Secure Trading’s success. He is responsible for managing the overall existing portfolio from a relationship, commercial and business perspective.
One of Secure Trading’s key initiatives is building strong, personable relationships in order to help clients to make the most of our solutions. Jon has been leading this for the past two years.
Jon has over 16 years of experience in technology sales and account management, the last six of which were in the payments and fraud arena. Prior to Secure Trading, Jon worked for CyberSource, a Visa company, where he was an Account Director responsible for a number of the leading global accounts.
Jon has a Chemistry degree from the University of Bath.