Stanley is an acknowledged leader in the global payments industry with over 25 years’ experience, and has held executive and board roles in several European and US financial services companies. Prior to establishing the Minerva Partnership Consultancy in the UK, a boutique service offiering in payments; strategy and leadership development, Stanley held various leadership positions at Visa in different geographies, the last one serving as Visa Europe’s Senior Vice President of Payment System & Enterprise Risk. In this role Stanley oversaw Visa Europe’s overall risk and compliance strategy and policies in its markets and gained significant insight into the commercial; regulatory and technological dynamics that inform the payments and risk agendas in Europe and beyond. This role also entailed responsibility for Visa Europe’s ERM and assurance frameworks. During his time at Visa, Stanley was part of the cross-industry team that founded and established PCI SSC and lead the development of data devlaution and protection strategies in Europe and for the PCI council.
Since leaving Visa in 2013, Stanley has worked as a consultant in payments; strategy and business development and organisational development. In 2015 Stanley co-founded the Minerva Partnership with Michael Burtscher. Minerva provides bespoke consultancy in payments; strategy development; business modelling; executive coaching; leadership development; organisational design and training. Minerva’s mission is to help companies design their strategies build capabilities that they need to succeed.
Stanley consults with acquirers, PSPs and start-ups in various sectors such as FinTech; learning & development and blue chip companies. Clients that Stanley has worked with include Worldpay; BOKU; the EPA; 110%; Barclays; Intrapay and Grant Thornton. Stanley is an FCA and MFSA approved director.
Stanley holds a post-graduate research degree in organisational sociology from the University of Oslo and an MSc in Organisational Change & Consulting from Ashridg Executive Education Business School. Stanley is also a qualified executive coach rom UWE.