Our Team (Cash Optimisation)

Rod Tasker

Rod Tasker

Associate, Melbourne

rod.tasker@paymentsconsulting.com

Rod consults in strategic management and innovative solution delivery in the banking and finance industry. He has experience in Australia and internationally and is an expert in payment services, e-commerce and transaction banking.

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Rod has a track record in defining, designing and driving profitable business change and product innovation based on an in-depth appreciation of both business and technology. Rod has a BSc (Computer Science), BA (Maths and Philosophy), Grad Dip Business (Bank and Finance) and AICD Directors accreditation.

Faisal Omar

Faisal Omar

Associate, Sydney

faisal.omar@paymentsconsulting.com

Faisal has over 15 years' of experience in product marketing, pre-sales, new business development and operations across ICT, telecommunications, e-commerce, mobile payments and mobile financial services sectors. With his consultative skills, Faisal has helped setup pioneering e-commerce startups during his career in the UK, Africa and the Middle East.

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He has demonstrated the ability to deliver accelerated market growth, significant cost reductions and enhanced customer loyalty on the projects he has worked on. Faisal holds a Master of Business Administration from Middlesex University, London.

George Nearchou

George Nearchou

Associate, Sydney

george.nearchou@paymentsconsulting.com

George has over 30 years’ experience in commercialising technology, developing innovative customer relationship processes, leading large multinationals and a proven track record in growing high tech businesses serving banking, retail and healthcare. He has held roles as General Manager of Group Strategy, VP of Sales and Marketing, International Marketing Director and Managing Director.

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Over the last 10 years he has developed strategic partnership and business models based on pragmatic methodologies that have helped many businesses transform into companies with a sustainable competitive advantage both in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

George has also spent many years investigating the end-to-end cash cycle and how to best lower the total cost of cash for retail banking, major retailers and hospitality. He has experience in integrating the latest in ATM, IDM, and recycling technologies, with the right software and security solutions supported by single point managed services to optimise and streamline cash handling minimising the total number of touch points and lowering the total cost. He Holds a BSc in Physics, Psychology at ANU, Masters Business Marketing at UNSW and post graduate studies at Harvard Business School on Building Competitive Advantage, Strategy and Managing Change.

Luis Fernandes

Luis Fernandes

Associate, Sydney

luis.fernandes@paymentsconsulting.com

Luis has over five years experience in the consulting environment mainly in financial services and payments industries across multiple regions. Luis helped several organisations to improve their performance by delivering innovative and sustainable ideas, while identifying opportunities both inside and outside the organisation.

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Luis holds several academic studies: a Master of Business Administration from the Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands; a Master in International Business and a Master in Commerce from the University of Sydney where he was honored with "Recognition of Academic Achievement and Valued Contribution".

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