Board of Directors

Stuart C. Harvey Jr.

Non-Executive Chairman

As President and COO of Piper Jaffray, Stuart led operations of the firm’s global investment banking, equity, public finance, fixed income and asset management businesses. Stuart re-joined Piper Jaffray in 2015, having previously served as Managing Director of the firm’s investment banking group from 1993 to 2003. In the years between his time at Piper Jaffray, Stuart built and led considerable transformation, value creation and liquidity events across multiple industries.

Stuart was the most senior business strategist and ultimately, CEO of Elavon Global Acquiring Solutions, Inc., a global payments processor and subsidiary of U.S Bancorp, where he led considerable transformation across the business and directed the company’s international expansion which culminated in its nomination as a Top 5 Global Payments Processor by the Nielsen Report.

Stuart held the role of Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ceridian Corporation, a provider of human capital management and services. During his tenure at Ceridian, he spear-headed major transformation across the company, including the development of advanced SaaS-based service offerings that heightened operational and sales efficiency resulting in noteworthy improvements to the company’s financial performance and growth.

Specifically, in 2012, he directed Ceridian’s acquisition and integration of Dayforce Corporation, a workforce management company, and led Ceridian subsidiary, Comdata, which managed fleet and corporate card payment services. He went on to successfully secure the operational split and sale of Comdata in 2014 for US $3.45 billion dollars.

Stuart holds a bachelors’ degree from St. John’s University, a Juris doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Trustwave Holdings, Inc. and the Board of Trustees of Saint John’s University.

Joel Leonoff

Executive Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

Joel Leonoff serves as Executive Director, President and CEO of Paysafe Group, a company he originally founded in 1997, which is now a leading global payment provider. In 2017, Paysafe was acquired by CVC and Blackstone for $4.6 billion. 

Joel is an entrepreneurial leader and a visionary with a proven track record of managing high-growth technology companies, having served as CEO, COO and CFO of privately and publicly traded companies for nearly twenty years. In 1997, Joel founded SureFire Commerce Inc., which merged with the Optimal Group in 2003 to form Optimal Payments.

In 2011, Optimal Payments merged with Neovia Inc. (NETELLER) and the company later completed the acquisition of the Skrill Group in August 2015 to form the Paysafe Group, which was a highly successful FTSE 250 Public Company prior to being purchased by CVC and Blackstone in late 2017.

Joel has previously created the e-commerce powerhouse BCE Emergis through the merger of Mpact Immedia Ltd with Bell Canada Enterprises in the late 1990's.

Joel also served as Group Operations Director and COO of Partygaming Plc, a FTSE listed company. Joel is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (James McGill Award) and has a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy (C.D. Mellor Award) from McGill University.

Martin Brand

Non-Executive Director

Martin Brand is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone where he leads Blackstone’s private equity investments in financial institutions and co-leads private equity investments in technology. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Committee of Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities funds.

Since joining Blackstone in 2003, Martin has been involved in the execution of the firm's investments in Optiv, JDA, Viva, NCR, First Eagle Investment Management, Kronos, Ipreo, Knight Capital Group, Lendmark, Exeter Finance, BankUnited, PBF Energy, Performance Food Group, Travelport, New Skies, Cine UK, NHP, Kabel BW, Kabelnetz NRW, Primacom, and Sulo.

Before joining Blackstone, Martin worked as a derivatives trader with Goldman Sachs in New York and Tokyo, and with McKinsey & Company in London.

Martin received a BA/MA in Mathematics and Computation, First Class Honors, from Oxford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a director of Kronos, Ipreo, Exeter Finance, Stearns, First Eagle Investment Management, and Lendmark. Martin serves on the Board of Directors of the Park Avenue Armory and the Watermill Center. He is a Trustee of the American Academy Berlin.

Peter Rutland

Non-Executive Director

Peter is a Partner at CVC, he joined in 2007. Peter is Co-Head of CVC's Financial Services Group. He is based in London.

Prior to joining CVC, he worked for Advent International since 2002. Prior to working at Advent, Peter worked for Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division. Peter holds an MA Degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.

Peter Christodoulo

Non-Executive Director

Peter Christodoulo ist ein Gesellschafter von Francisco Partners und konzentriert sich auf Investitionen in Anwendungssoftware und Finanztechnologien.

Bevor er 2008 zu Francisco Partners kam, war er Partner bei Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston.  Peter war zu einem früheren Zeitpunkt in seiner Karriere Analyst bei der Technology Investment Banking Group von Credit Suisse Securities in New York und an einigen Start-up-Unternehmen beteiligt.

Peter ist nicht nur Mitglied des Paysafe-Vorstandes, sondern auch Vorstandsmitglied bei 2Checkout, Allston Trading, Betterment, Dynamo sowie NMI und ist auch an den Investitionen von FP in Capsilon und Prosper Marketplace beteiligt.  Er war zuvor Mitglied des Vorstandes von eFront, City Index, PayLease, Paymetric und SmartFocus.

Juan Monge

Non-Executive Director

Juan ist ein Geschäftsführer von CVC und kam 2013 zum Unternehmen. Er ist ein Mitglied der CVC Financial Services Group und in London stationiert.

Bevor er zu CVC kam, war er für Actis LLP tätig, wo er ein Mitglied des Finanzdienstteams war und sowohl in London als auch im brasilianischen Büro arbeitete. Davor war er für McKinsey in Madrid tätig.

Juan hat einen MBA-Abschluss der Stanford University.

Eli Nagler

Non-Executive Director

Eli Nagler ist Managing Director der Private Equity Group bei Blackstone und konzentriert sich dort auf Investitionen im Finanzdienstleistungs- und Technologiebereich. Seit er 2007 zu Blackstone kam, war er an der Umsetzung von Investitionen des Unternehmens in über zehn separaten Transaktionen beteiligt, einschließlich Alight Solutions, BankUnited, Bayview Asset Management, Lendmark Financial Services, Paysafe und Vivint.

Er ist auch Director bei Lendmark Financial Services. Bevor Eli nach seinem MBA-Abschluss zu Blackstone kam, arbeitete er beim Finanzministerium der Vereinigten Staaten im Office of Capital Markets.

Eli erhielt die Auszeichnung „magna cum laude“ des Harvard College und hat einen MBA-Abschluss mit Auszeichnung der Harvard Business School, wo er als ein John L. Loeb Fellow graduierte.  Er ist auch ein nicht-ständiges Mitglied des Council on Foreign Relations (Rat für auswärtige Beziehungen).