Gareth is a successful Entrepreneur and Business
leader who has worked in emerging and high-growth Financial Technology
(‘FinTech’) businesses for the last sixteen years.
Gareth is currently the Co-Founder and General Partner at FinTech Collective a New York-based, private investment firm, focused exclusively on financial services technology companies.
Gareth began his career in 1999 in London with Multex who
pioneered the access of commingled proprietary and broker research.
In 2004, following the successful acquisition of Multex by
Reuters, Gareth moved to New York to work in their US HQ.
In 2006 Gareth joined the UK banking-software start-up,
Serverside, who are most-recognized for providing the technology behind Capital
One's widely advertised "picture on a credit card" product.
In 2007 Gareth co-founded GiftCardLab, which grew to be the largest
online store solely focused on gift and B2B incentive and rewards cards with hundreds of brands and
thousands of designs. CardLab was acquired by Blackhawk Networks (NASDAQ:HAWK) in 2014
In January 2012 Gareth and his partners successfully sold
Serverside to Gemalto NV (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO) a $4.4BN digital
In the mid 1990’s after graduating from university, Gareth
spent three years ‘double handing’ a 36ft sailing boat 33,000 nautical miles
from the UK to the Antarctic circle and back in search of inaccessible
mountains to climb.