Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Matthew attended the University of Waikato and obtained a Business Management Degree, majoring in Accounting. He commenced his working career as a graduate accountant for Gosling Chapman Chartered Accountants in Auckland where he spent three years in the area of audit and business services.
He joined Advantage Group (Provenco Group), a publicly listed NZ technology company as its Group Accountant for two years. Matthew then spent six years in London working as a Business Analyst for FTSE 50 listed LucasVarity PLC, in the automotive and aerospace industry, and then as a Financial Controller for privately owned private equity investment company, Pacific Investments PLC. In returning to New Zealand in 2004 after the birth of his first child, he rejoined Provenco Group as the Group Financial controller. He later became the Chief Financial Officer and assisted Sir Peter Maire with the acquisition of Provenco’s Retail Automation Group in 2009. As Invenco’s Chief Financial Officer, Matthew is responsible for managing the company’s financial and commercial matters.
Chief Operations Officer
Martin moved his family from South Africa to join Invenco’s Auckland team. Prior to this he was Chief Operations Officer for Booyco Electronics, a major supplier of collision avoidance and pedestrian detection safety systems. Reporting to the Managing Director and Board, Martin was responsible for R&D, Finance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, quality management. In joining Invenco as Operations Manager he was rapidly promoted to VP Operations and is now responsible for running Invenco’s supply chain, procurement, quality and related areas. Backed by two decades of experience in the electronics industry, Martin has expertise on both sides of the fence with a Master of Business Administration (Technology Management) from the University of South Africa Business School and a UK NARIC-Certified British Engineering Degree. A successful change agent and team builder, Martin revels in the challenge of building multidisciplinary teams focused on common goals while embracing the development of operational strategies to reduce costs and better manage resources.
Chief Business Development Officer
Originally from Atlanta, U.S.A, Craig brings to Invenco over two decades of business development experience in retail technology specializing in penetrating high growth, emerging markets. As Invenco’s Chief Business Development Officer, Craig has developed a global channel spanning Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. He continues to grow Invenco’s interests securing contracts with integrators including: NCR, Diebold Nixdorf, HTEC, Petrotec, Orpak, Tatsuno and Diyar United. Having lived in Asia for more than 15 years, Craig previously worked as the Regional Business Development Head for NCR Asia-Pacific where he led the regional strategy for the Petroleum Retail & Hospitality verticals. Craig currently resides in Hawaii and holds a B.A. with Honors in International Studies from Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, U.S.A.) and a M.A. in International Economics from Sophia University (Tokyo). A self-confessed sports nut, Craig is a very keen golfer, major sport follower and will gladly attend any major sporting event and take a competitive interest.
Chief Innovation Officer
Dan has over 20 years of experience in bringing innovations to retail and payments organisations around the world. As Invenco’s Chief Innovation Officer, Dan is responsible for a wide range of initiatives both strategic and directly linked to product delivery including leading the product management team. Prior to joining Invenco, Dan worked within one of the world’s leading fuel dispenser companies setting its vision for automation, outdoor payments, forecourt control and ultimately, its cloud services. Previous to that, he lead the technology consulting practice at Radiant Systems (now NCR) and was responsible for leading the team and practices for integrations of Radiant products – delivering on the value customers expected. A proven leader, he builds experienced, efficient teams and processes – across the full spectrum of software, hardware, cloud infrastructure, program and product . Dan holds undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering and Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Science in Management from Georgia Tech.
Chris is a POS Product Development expert with over 30 years of experience in the Electronic Payments Industry. He has held engineering, architecture and leadership roles with Hypercom, Equinox and Spire having been based in both Australia and the USA. As an accomplished payment device architect, he has taken many high volume and industry leading POS devices through development and into production including mPOS, Mobile, Countertop, Multilane, and Unattended terminals. He has defined and led product development, product design and life cycle management, on all features and functions of POS terminals. Chris also has a manufacturing background serving as Operation Manager for Hypercom’s Australian SMT and TLA factory. He worked with several System on Chip vendors and has in-depth experience in PCI security, EMV Contact and Contactless, MasterCard TQM plus other POS related technical and certification requirements. Chris has a degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Technology, Sydney and a Business Management degree from Charles Sturt University.
VP North America, Business Development
Having graduated with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Raphael Rivera embarked on a journey that has seen him transition from technical and business consulting into global sales and business development. In a career that now spans almost two decades he has gained extensive experience working with industry leaders in retail, hospitality and petroleum retail technologies. Having lived and worked in countries across every major continent – including his native USA, London, Prague, Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Australia – Raphael understands exactly what it takes to be successfully ‘disruptive’ as a global technology player. Having built EMV Payments experience since 2003 in Europe and Asia Pacific, he has since brought that knowledge to the North American payments space and is now extending it to building Invenco’s partner and business base. Raphael’s leadership is recognized both inside and outside Invenco as he continues to elevate Invenco’s place in the United States’ self-service payment landscape.