About us

SimplyPayMe, is an award-winning global payments company taking the world by storm. On a mission to become the market leader for payment solution software, SimplyPayMe provides the most disruptive payment technology available worldwide.


Providing businesses with a full mobile payments infrastructure, the brand has evolved from a simple lead-generation platform to a fully-fledged payments, invoicing and software solutions provider.


With an unwavering focus on customer experience, functionality and innovation, the company’s products have been adopted across all sectors of business, globally. But it’s the service of small businesses that really drives SimplyPayMe.

Built for and by small business, SimplyPayMe has always sought to serve this significantly underserved sector. Helping them to find their full potential through a platform that answers their most basic needs, responds to their feedback and builds upon their suggestions. 

With an arm dedicated to the development of ‘white labelled’ software facilities for resellers as well as direct customer services, SimplyPayMe is committed to the continued expansion and improvement of the payments space.

And we are very, very excited about the future.

Meet the team

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Kent Vorland

Chief Executive

As CEO, Kent Vorland is the driving force behind SimplyPayMe. A pioneer in the mobile payments space for SMEs, under his leadership, SimplyPayMe has become one of the most disruptive payment technology providers available worldwide.

In a career that began in the Norwegian Air Force, took flight to Wall Street and eventually landed in the London startup scene, Kent has established himself as a skilled economist and entrepreneur.

Gary Prince

Chief strategy

Gary Prince clocked up 18 years’ experience in mobile commerce prior to being appointed as Director and Chief Strategy Officer at SimplyPayMe. He has worked across all stages of the product life cycle, from the development of mobile payments to digital transformation, but his passion is user experience.

Gary’s prime objective for SimplyPayMe is the continued development of market-leading, customer-focused services/products for the SME market.

Ross Garavand

Finance Director

Ross Garavand joined SimplyPayMe as Finance Director in 2020. With more than a decade’s experience in managing the commercial performance of marketing and technology businesses – including Geronimo Communications, Kindred, and Celerity Information Services – he has the knowledge and the passion to take SimplyPayMe through the next stage of its development.

Slava Iutin

Chief of Platform

Slava is Chief Platform Officer at SimplyPayMe. Actively involved throughout the solution design, development and its implementation, he knows the platform better than almost anyone, and is dedicated to its continued success.

A software pro, Slava is the founder of SevenCrayons and co-founder of Whirix. He’s also responsible for the development of SimplyPayMe’s android and iPhone applications.

Sophie Mirza

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager for SimplyPayMe, Sophie Mirza’s role is to make sure that things get done.

Having worked within the investment banking sector for over 13 years, she is highly experienced in her role and helps to keep SimplyPayMe running smoothly.

Maggi Manevska

Head of Customer Relations

SimplyPayMe’s Head of Customer Relations and Support since 2017, Maggi Manevska plays an integral role within the company.

An experienced Happiness Engineer, she has been working within the field for more than six years.

Ria Walia

Social media manager

Ria Walia is in charge of SimplyPayMe’s social media and creates all the content to go with it, whilst studying towards a BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Management and Finance at King’s College London, University of London.
 
She is no stranger to the start-up world having founded her first start-up at 17, raising and managing $100,000 of investment and organising 222 exhibition days at venues such as the Tate Modern and The British Museum.
 
In addition to previously interning at Investment Banks, in Private Equity and Real Estate.
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Klaas Ardinois

Tech Advisor

Klaas is an experienced senior leader, with a substantial track record in building engineering and product teams focused on delivery. In doing so he brings a blend of technical and architectural knowledge as well as Agile and classic project and program management techniques. 

Klaas has led teams and organisational transformation in early stage startups, scale ups and large multinationals. Klaas also holds a corporate finance MBA and is a guest lecturer at his alma mater in Belgium.

Darshana

Darshana Vekaria

iOS Specialist

As SimplyPayMe’s in-house specialist, Darshana is leading up all iOS development and functionality.

Darshana has for the past 10 years been passionate about mobile application development. Thus, despite being our designated iOS specialist, she’s fully equipped to work on other platforms as well.

Lastly, she has an entrepreneurial spark, as the Co-Founder of MyMentorBook, a platform for connecting mentors with mentees.

Konstantin Lamtev

Android Specialist

Konstantin has over 6 years of experience with Mobile and Web development. He is an expert in Native Mobile Java and Kotlin. 

In his past roles, Konstantin has been working with the exciting and innovative technologies of Artificial Intelligence. 

As an Android developer he’s received recognition in the medical industry for one of his applications.

Emily Dodsworth

Product Specialist

Emily joined SimplyPayMe as a Product Specialist in February 2021.

She recently completed her undergraduate degree in BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, and has experience working in a variety of sectors.

She is familiar with the start-up and Fintech environment, having worked in the finance team at Findexable.

Directors

Michael Brennan

Chairman

Michael is Co-Founder, Board Director & Non Executive Director. He is a senior corporate finance executive with over 15 years’ experience in capital markets, Michael left the City in 2009 to join Ken Mulvany at Proximagen. He undertook the role of Head of Corporate Development, focusing on fundraising, corporate transactions, and business development. 

Following the successful acquisition of Proximagen, Mike joined the founding team at BenevolentAI, leading corporate development and the continued growth of the business, which went on to successfully achieve the rare status as a unicorn, by passing the $1 billion market cap.

Dr Leda Glyptis

Director

Leda is currently serving as Chief Client Officer at 10x Banking, where her core focus is driving success for both existing and new 10x clients.

She is a former banker, technology executive and founding CEO of 11:FS Foundry, where she led the growth of its modular core digital banking offering. Prior to that, Leda was Chief Innovation Officer at Qatar National Bank, the largest bank in the Middle East and North Africa, with responsibilities for employee-driven and market-led innovation strategy and execution.

Prior to QNB, Leda was a Director at business and technology consulting firm Sapient, focusing on digital transformation and emerging technologies, and led EMEA innovation at BNY Mellon. Leda joined BNY Mellon from fintech start-up Great East London Software, where she served as head of services development.

Leda holds an MA from King’s College, Cambridge, and an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has taught politics, global governance and management principles, while working in management roles across various industries.

Jane Turner

Director

With a passion for supporting SMEs and entrepreneurs, Jane Turner joined SimplyPayMe as a Director in 2019.

In a career spanning 25 years, Jane has held board level leadership roles in numerous industries, including Financial Services, SaaS Technology, Mobile App and Payment Platforms, and Media and Entertainment licensing and distribution.

Steven Metcalfe

Director

A former stockbroker with more than 30 years’ experience working within the financial industry, Steven Metcalfe has been responsible for the majority of SimplyPayMe’s fundraising activities.

During the course of his career, Steven has helped to raise more than £40m for the companies he’s worked with and as Director, he’s played a pivotal role within the evolution of SimplyPayMe.

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