I have, for as long as I can remember, had an affinity with numbers, geometry and coding. This led to a deep interest in computers from the 486 and then to a career in programming. I’ve continually found myself landing in leadership, naturally taking on the role of bringing people together for a common goal.
I have worked as CTO of a media agency in South Africa, growing the team from 2 to 20 and worked as Special Projects Lead for an encrypted communications startup. Most recently I helped Visa Europe deliver pilots in to production - the first time ever - during a two year consulting journey there.
I am also the recipient of the Exceptional Talent Visa, a points based visa limited to 100 applicants per year (when I applied).
With a growing love for finance, and the leverage available to software companies in the finance world, I started developing a core banking system. This product got commercial interest, I got seed funding and then started growing a team. BVNK continues to punch above its weight, and will become the leading core banking system provider in years to come.
I am ambitious and have the ability to rally people together, bring out the best in a team and individuals, and keep pushing no matter the obstacle. I have been described as having a “reality distortion field” by those who know me.
I am currently residing in London and loving it. The opportunities available here and the proximity to Europe and the Middle East make it a fantastic base. I also absolutely love Switzerland - the people, culture and country - and am enjoying increased travel there as the years progress.
If you would like to get in touch, send a mail over to kyle AT ksred.me