company&executive

What is Ongo?

Ongo is a digital payment service which is fast, safe and a convenient way to pay and receive money. You can easily manage your account with the Ongo mobile App.




Executives


Allen Gilstrap

CEO

Allen is a senior financial services industry executive with global experience in the creation of technology-enabled new payment businesses. Allen formerly served as CEO of OpenRevolution, a leading mobile payment solution provider that implemented over 40 mobile, digital financial service projects in 25 countries. Previously, Allen served as General Manager and VP for American Express’ Smart Solution business based in London. Allen serves as CEO for Ronoc
Asia PTE Limited.

Oliver Belfitt-Nash

Director of Business Partnerships

Oliver is an emerging markets specialist with a strong Business Development, Research and Analysis background. Oliver is one of Ongo's founding executives, establishing the Ronoc Myanmar Office in Yangon in 2013 and becoming Director of Business Partnerships at Ongo's inception.

Jeff Thorn

CTO

Jeff brings over 20 years experience as CEO and Principal Software Architect of Thorn Technologies. Jeff has successfully designed and delivered scalable, distributed, high-volume & transaction enterprise software systems and Java based web apps for companies such as Sprint, Acxiom, Nokia, H&R Block, and Caesars Entertainment. Jeff previously worked as a Senior Software engineer for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Jeff has a M.S. Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University & a B.S. Computer Engineering from Lehigh University.

Michael Madden

Chairman & Director

Michael is the Chairman and Founder of Ronoc and Chairman of Teneo Capital & Restructuring (New York). Michael was the founding CEO of Renaissance Credit, Russian bank start-up which grew into a multibillion dollar lending business. Established American Express card business across former Soviet Union, and served as Director for a portfolio of Franchise Markets and as Vice President for the American Express Franchise business in EMEA. Board member of XacBank and TenGer in Mongolia.

Lee Daley

Director

Lee has worked for over 25 years in international advertising, including previous positons as Chairman of Saatchi&Saatchi, Global CEO of WPP’s Red Cell Network, and Chief Strategy Officer of Interpublic Group’s McCann Worldgroup. He has become a noted visionary thinker, innovator and creative brand and communications strategist, bringing new life to brands such as Apple, Microsoft/MSN, Coca-Cola Co, American Express, Unilever, T-Mobile, Motorola, P&G, Visa, Nestle, Vodafone, and many more. Lee has also served as Global Commercial Director of Manchester United.

Allen Gilstrap

Director

Allen is a senior financial services industry executive with global experience in the creation of technology-enabled new payment businesses. Allen formerly served as CEO of OpenRevolution, a leading mobile payment solution provider that implemented over 40 mobile, digital financial service projects in 25 countries. Previously, Allen served as General Manager and VP for American Express’ Smart Solution business based in London. Allen serves as CEO for Ronoc Asia PTE Limited.

Stefan Happ

Director

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Enterprise Growth (Amex’s global digital payments business) at American Express. Previously, he served as SVP and GM in the company's U.S. prepaid business, relaunching American Express Serve (Amex’s US digital pre-paid platform) in 2013. Prior to moving to the U.S., Stefan spent ten years at a number of American Express divisions and functions in the UK and Continental Europe, and served as a board member on three JVs. He holds a BA from University College London and an MBA from Lancaster University
Management School.

Peter Gall

Director

Vice President Ronoc. Peter has a strong quantitative and analytical background, with experience in structured finance and trading in the global equity markets. Before joining Ronoc, Peter worked as an equity trader for FrontPoint Partners, an alternative asset management company wholly owned by Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, Peter was a quantitative analyst in the structured finance division of PMI, a global mortgage insurance and credit enhancement company. Peter holds a Bsc Econ and Mathematica Finance from University College Dublin and an Msc. in Quantitative Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.