Our Board

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.


Ryan Cachia – Managing Director

Ryan joined Secure Trading Financial Services Ltd in 2017 with a mandate to restructure the Finance Department and instill 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.