🙌 The Fintech & Payments Club Team

🤷‍♀️ Do you want to know more about the team behind the Fintech & Payments Club, or what the different Clubhouse profiles mean? Then please read on below.

✳️ ✳️ ✳️ Founders

Patrick founded the club in December 2020, James and Neel joined him in January 2021. The Founders established the club Charter, set the strategic direction for the club, and are responsible for the quality of events. The Founders can invite Members to become Admins and Moderators.

Patrick Sayers
Founder @PatrickSayers


Director of FP&A @ Pineapple Payments

Co-Founder of Plates Social

I enjoy playing golf and reading

James Sherwin-Smith
Founder @26Left

Sussex, UK  (GMT)

Host of the F&P #SundaySurgery – Sundays at 12:00 GMT

 Payments nerd.  FinTech evangelist.  Occasional angel investor.

SVP, New Payment Platforms, Mastercard

 Cricket lover.  Aviation geek.

Neel Garg
Founder @Fintech_Nerd

 CA, USA (GMT-8)

Founder of the Fintech & Payments Club

Investor and Advisor - Fintech

Doing deals: M&A, Investments and IPOs

Tweet about Fintech, Business and Deals at @FinTech_Nerd

✳️ ✳️ Admins

Sam, Madison & Monica joined the club in February 2021. Admins can add club affiliations to member events, if they are added to the speaker line up for a Clubhouse event (this is only possible on Clubhouse if Members and Admins follow each other). Admins can invite Followers to become Members of the club.

Madison Jinhee Lee
Admin @MadisonL


Host of “Women in Fintech & Financial Services” – Mondays at 20:00 ET / 01:00 UK

Founder of the Women in Fintech Club

Head of Financial Services & Bank Partnerships at Facebook

Mom of 3

 Princeton alum



Samantha Ettus
Admin @Samantha


Host of the “ Women in Payments Power Hour” – Wednesdays 11:00 PT / 19:00 UK

Venture backed female founder.

National best-selling author and podcast host.

Founder and CEO of Park Place Payments.


Monica Jasujsa
Admin @jasuja

Delhi, India  (GMT+5.5) 

AP regional lead for the Fintech & Payments Club

Head of Product Management, Digital Financial Solutions at Comviva, a TechM company

Digital Economy| Payments| Fintech

Ex Mastercard and PayPal

Darren Franks
Admin @Franksy

🇿🇦 Cape Town, South Africa (GMT+2)

FinTech Speaker, Investor & C'Suite Search with a specialist focus across Africa

20+ years in international executive search + growing an angel investment portfolio in the FinTech and HighTech sector.

✳️ Moderators

Olga, Sophie and Olivia joined the club as Moderators in February 2021. Darren and Teresa joined in March 2021. Speakers can be appointed as Moderators once they have taken the stage on Clubhouse. The event/room host is by default the only Moderator when an event starts. Moderators are primarily responsible for the smooth running of a room on Clubhouse. Moderators manage the stage by moving people between the audience and the stage, and can mute other Speakers’ microphones.

Sophie Guibaud
Moderator @SophieGuibaud

Bordeaux, France  (GMT+1) 

Chief Growth Officer at OpenPayd, NED at PayU (Fintech arm of Naspers)

Ex-Fidor, Bankable & HelloFresh founding team

Launched a retail bank in the UK

Fintech for breakfast

Mum of 2 and 2

Oliva Segsworth
Moderator @OliviaSegsworth

 London, UK (GMT+0) 

 Business Development at TrueLayer 

 McGill Alumnus 

 Budding Payments Enthusiast

Teresa Taylor
Moderator @TNTaylor

  DC, USA (GMT-5)

Attorney & Equity Shareholder

Creative Diffuser/Innovative

Polo Player

Love Fashion and the Arts

28 Countries thus far, many times

Jason Tay
Moderator @therealJasonTay

 ðŸ¦13 year career in banking before transitioning to fintech

🦄 Currently in a soonicorn firm driving innovation to create 'a world without currency borders'

🎭 Loves a good laugh the same way DJT loves KJU. Enjoys giving one back the same way JTL brought sexy back.

👨‍💻 Staff

Freya joined the Club as our first member of staff in April 2021.

Freya Weston
Social Media Manager

 London, UK (GMT+0) 

Social Media Manager for the Fintech & Payments Club

MSc Marketing student at the University of Bath


Followers of the club can be invited to become Members by Admins or Founders. If Followers accept the invite, as Members they have the opportunity to nominate additional people for membership on Clubhouse. Club membership is denoted on an individual’s Clubhouse profile with a clickable badge (see red icon next to the Members heading above). Members receive notifications of F&P club events. As of 28-Mar-2021, the F&P club has over 19,000 Members.


Anyone on Clubhouse can become a Follower of the club – simply search for “Fintech & Payments” in Clubs and click “Follow”. Followers receive notifications of club events, subject to their personal notification settings. As of 28-Mar-2021, the club has over 11,000 Followers.


Speakers may be pre-arranged for events booked in advance, or may be brought on to the stage from the audience during an event by a Moderator. Moderators of the current room / event are denoted by ✳️ .

Followed by the Speakers

Any Audience members who are followed by the Speakers on stage can be found in the front row, immediately beneath the stage.


Anyone on Clubhouse can join a public F&P club room. Check our our calendar for future events, or search the available clubs on Clubhouse for “Fintech & Payments” and then click Follow.