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About Savantor

When you need specialist business or technical advice and help, it always pays to seek the best expertise - and no-one knows more about the cards, payments, transaction processing and banking industry across Europe and beyond than Savantor.

Since 1997 our team of senior people from financial services, software, processing and related industries has completed major projects for many well known banks, card schemes, third party processors and hardware/software vendors. The value of that combined experience is incalculable to our current and future clients.

Savantor provides a wide range of strategic advice and operational implementation, based on detailed knowledge of the latest thinking within the industry. The results we deliver are both rapid and practical because, as you would expect, we've encountered similar circumstances before so we know what's coming next.

Craig Oldroyd
Craig Oldroyd

Managing Director, has 30 years’ experience in the card and payments industry. Before moving into consultancy with Savantor in 2015, he held senior roles at Citigroup, Alliance & Leicester, Telefonica and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Enabled by significant experience in acquiring, issuing, digital and mobile payments and 3rd party processing, his recent experiences with Savantor have been helping clients who are undertaking large scale transformation programmes centred around new platform implementations and portfolio migrations. He became Managing Director of Savantor February 2021.

Melinda Durham
Melinda Durham

Resourcing Director, has spent over 15 years in the recruitment and specialist resourcing business, servicing major organisations in the UK and Europe. She has extensive experience in contract, permanent and consultancy resourcing both directly and in managed agency operations.

Rob King
Rob King

Consulting Director, has spent over 25 years in the payments, banking and manufacturing industries. He is an entrepreneurial and inspirational international business leader with a consistent and exceptional record of delivery within challenging situations and competitive environments. Particular expertise in driving business turnaround, transformational change and major growth and development strategies, including acquisitions and joint ventures. Combines creative thinking with clear vision, strong implementation skills and a natural ability to build high-performance teams.

Jim Drew
Jim Drew

Principal Consultant has over 25 years’ experience within the banking, payments, financial services and consulting sectors – delivering transformational change programmes for a variety of clients across the UK and Europe. Jim has extensive experience implementing agile ways of working – ensuring alignment between client stakeholder requirements and delivery organisation capabilities. He is fully adept at managing stakeholders at all levels bringing structure to complex delivery landscapes.

Angel Benseny
Angel Benseny

Managing Director, Savantor España (covering Spain, Portugal and Andorra), has over 30 years experience in payments systems. He worked for Visa and MasterCard International for more than 20 years in areas such Operations, Risk, Business and Regulations for the Spain and Portugal markets. He has actively participated in transformation projects at Barclaycard, Citibank and WiZink.

Geoff Durham
Geoff Durham

Non-Executive Director, has spent over 35 years working in strategic consultancy, system conversions and development in the card payment, transaction processing and banking industry as well as with third party processors and software houses.

Jarkko Anttiroiko
Jarkko Anttiroiko

Principal Consultant, Scandinavia, has over 25 years' experience in payments and electronic banking services. He has played a prominent role in the development of the Finnish payments market through the first mass-market EMV combination (credit/debit) card, national debit transition to international SEPA compliant debit and transforming Finland into a competitive acquiring market.

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Client Quotes

Moneris Solutions

"Savantor did an outstanding job of the review and I received nothing but positive feedback on the interaction with our management team."

Jeff Guthri, COO - Moneris Solutions - Canada

Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

"We needed expert help at short notice and Savantor were very impressive in their response and knowledge. The results were very clear and useful, enabling us to quickly make good progress on the next steps."

Sami Karhunen, Head of Business Intelligence and SME Sales - Point Transaction Systems Oy - Finland

Issuer and Acquirer Transformation - Assessment and Mobilisation

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with a diverse team from across the bank and actively contribute. I am pleased to say that Savantor was able to deliver on our needs as well as being good people to do business with."

Lars Bostrom, Head of Cards - Nordea - Scandinavia

Platform Selection

"Savantor's support in our platform selection process has enabled us to sustain our profitability and positioning for the future. Their advice and guidance was essential to our decision-making."

Robert Lambert, Head of Cards Strategy - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Acquirer Risk Assessment

"The expertise provided by Savantor has greatly helped us evaluate our risk position and to take the right steps in managing our future risks. Strong, disciplined planning and an ongoing willingness to work closely with our staff played an enormous part in making this a very successful well-delivered project which will greatly help us in achieving our business goals."

Mark Healy, Chief Risk Officer - NEOVIA Financial - UK

Credit Card Launch

"Savantor's knowledge and experience were the key differentiators in selecting them and they contributed greatly to the success of the product launch and the effectiveness of the ongoing operational service."

Toine Schepers, Operations Director - Primeline - The Netherlands

EMV Migration Planning

"It was a strategic imperative for the bank to be EMV compliant for our payment cards and the experience that Savantor brought to the company has proved to be invaluable."

Eddie Sweeney, Chief Technology Officer - AIB Bank - Ireland

Payments Workshop Material

"Savantor helped ACI build a payments onboarding workshop for new technical staff in ACI EMEA. Their extensive experience took our outline and built a great starting presentation of industry facts that we have now customised further into a half day session that is used for all new joiners. Our Americas and APAC regions have also taken the material and customised it for their regions. A great job by Savantor has meant new joiners to ACI hit the ground running."

Richard Sanders, Principal Solution Consultant - ACI - Worldwide EMEA

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