Fintech startup xpate appoints former Wirecard business development lead


xpate, the startup set on revolutionising payments with one unified account for all payment methods and innovative drag and drop interface, announces its appointment of Wirecard’s former Head of Sales Digital UK and Ireland, Wayne Mckenzie.

The appointment follows xpate’s plans to accelerate its growth in preparation for its wider launch to market. It is currently in early access mode, with 300 companies able to access the platform and around 50,000 transactions being processed per day.

Wayne has accumulated a wealth of expertise over his 14-year payments career. With experience at NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Worldpay, Barclaycard and, most recently, Wirecard, he is well-versed in an array of industry specialisms, including low-risk merchants, large retailers, travel, mobility, PayFac and issuing.

In his new role as xpate’s Head of Business Development, Wayne Mckenzie will be using this in-depth knowledge and his expert connections to promote the startup’s services

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Investors lead push for Australian business to cut emissions more than government forecasts

Major investors and super funds will lead a push for the private sector to make much deeper cuts in national greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 than planned by the Morrison government, including setting a target based on what scientists say is necessary.



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The newly created “climate league 2030” is calling on investors, insurers, banks and companies to sign up to a goal of reducing national emissions by at least 230m tonnes a year more than the government forecasts by 2030.

It is equivalent to about a 45% cut by 2030 compared with the 2005 benchmark used by the government – the minimum short-term target recommended by the government’s Climate Change Authority for Australia to play its part in keeping average global heating below 2C. They say action is needed now to put the country on a path to net zero emissions by

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Steve Barlow Named to Lead Lumileds Automotive Business Unit

Lumileds announced today that Steve Barlow has been appointed as President of the company’s Automotive Business Unit. Mr. Barlow has successfully led the Lumileds LED Solutions Business Unit for over 3-years and, in his more than 18 years of executive leadership at Lumileds, he has managed both sales and marketing of automotive, illumination and specialty LED businesses for Lumileds.

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Steve Barlow, President, Automotive Business Unit (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Barlow has over 28 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience in the semiconductor and LED lighting industry. He first joined Lumileds in 2003 and helped to build its LED lighting business. Steve re-joined Philips Lumileds in 2017 as the company’s SVP of Illumination. In 2012, Mr. Barlow served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Intematix Corporation and then in 2014 as SVP of sales and business development at

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Spin Classes Lead To Twenty One People With Coronavirus From One Gym

A spin class gym in the Canadian city of Hamilton, has been linked with an outbreak of 21 cases of Covid-19 with a further 100 people potentially exposed. The news was originally reported in the local press and cases have so far been found in one staff member and 20 patrons.

The outbreak comes amid months of speculation as to whether gyms and facilities hosting other inside fitness classes and events are high-risk during the pandemic.

Concerns seem to focus on two main aspects of gyms which may make them risky environments:

1) The number of high-touch surfaces, which may be used by multiple gym goers without effective sanitizing between uses, including weights, mats and machines. However, scientists generally now think that the risk of surface

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S&P 500 Weekly Update: Dow Transports And Small Caps Lead This Leg Of The Rally

“There is only one side to the stock market; and it is not the bull side or the bear side, but the right side.”Jesse Livermore

Anyone who follows the equity market realizes that they are faced with what I described last week as a foggy outlook in the near term. When that occurs, I try not to get swayed and then sidetracked into forgetting the long-term trends that are in place.

An investor has to be reactionary waiting for the market to give them clues, then reacting appropriately. I take my leads from price action, momentum, sentiment, and other indicators. All designed for me to decipher what the market is telling me. Never drifting too far from the one key that serves as the foundation of my current strategy. That is staying focused on the major trend that is in place, and that remains without question in favor

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Organto Adds Organizational Depth to Lead Latin American Operations and On-Line Business Development

VANCOUVER, BC, and BREDA, NETHERLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2020 / Organto Foods Inc. (TSXV:OGO)(OTC PINK:OGOFF)(FSE:OGF) (“Organto” or “the Company”), an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruits and vegetables today is pleased to announce that Ana Cristina De la Campa has joined the Company as General Manager of LATAM Operations and On-Line Business Development Manager.

Ms. De la Campa brings a unique skill set and background to this position having both direct foods and on-line marketing experience. Born and raised in Mexico City, Ana Cristina graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering, with a focus on food science, from the Universidad Iberoamericana. She began her career with Kraft Foods as a R&D Scientist, followed by three years with Walmart Mexico and USA as a Business Analyst. Following this experience, she moved to Europe and completed an International Master’s Degree in Project Management, with distinction, from the Universities of

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