An economist by training, Steve has joined Parcel for Me after 25 years with Visa Europe, where he held several executive positions, including Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Digital Officer and, finally, Founder & CEO Visa Europe Collab, the firm's Innovation Centre.
In addition to securing his place in history as the person who made the world's first Euro transaction, he helped Visa achieve nearly 100% market share of debit cards in the UK and was responsible for helping start-ups in London, Tel Aviv and Berlin.
Steve is an experienced Non Executive Director & Chairman, particularly in Fintech and Data Analytics. He acts as an advisor to start ups (from lifestyle-products to payments) in the UK and overseas and was awarded the title of Cavaliere della la Repubblica Italina by the President of Italy in 2005.
During his four decades in financial services, Billy has played key roles in the evolution of card and payment technologies.
He was part of the original team which sold the Switch electronic solution to Tier One retailers before managing a 170-strong team and budget of more than £100 million as head of HSBC's relationships with its operational business partners.
Billy was later an instrumental part of the team which trebled the turnover of payment service provider Commidea prior to its sale to the Point Group, subsequently heading its Professional Services team before leaving to become a card payment consultant.
Mike Kus is a designer of twenty years experience; specialising in Web/ Graphic design, illustration and photography. Starting his career as a designer for The Body Shop, Mike went on to become design lead at Carsonified (a worldwide web & tech events company).
In 2011 Mike started his own agency and has since produced work for Twitter, Microsoft, HP, Shopify, Land Rover, Smashing Magazine and Berocca amongst others.
Mike also reached the final shortlist (top 3) for .NET Magazine's Designer of the year in 2011 & 2013.
With a career spanning more than three decades, Michael has produced software for a diverse range of industries including construction, business accounting, health, banking, and Internet tech, including web content management, cloud apps and mobile apps. His past clients include some of Australia's largest banks, corporates and government organisations.
His forte is an approach to software design that begins with a specific requirement and seeks a wider outcome that applies the technology in the broadest possible way. Using this approach often uncovers surprisingly elegant results and opens up new business possibilities.
Michael is no stranger to start-up business having founded one of Australia's first CMS companies which quickly grew to be a major player in the corporate and government sectors.
He has received two national awards for his software and loves to build teams that accomplish great things together.