Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016
Speaker at Money20/20 2015
Speaker at Money20/20 2014

Session Information

Joel Leonoff

President & CEO
Paysafe
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016
Speaker at Money20/20 2015
Speaker at Money20/20 2014

Session Information

Joel Leonoff serves as Executive Director, President and CEO of Optimal Payments Plc, a company he originally founded in 1997, which is now a leading global payment provider quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Listing (OPAY). 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 recently completed the acquisition of the Skrill Group to form the Paysafe Group. Prior to this, Joel created the e-commerce powerhouse BCE Emergis through the merger of Mpact Immedia Ltd with Bell Canada Enterprises. 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.