Ficanex Team

Andrew Obee, President & CEO

Andrew's primary focus is on understanding the rapidly changing financial services landscape, building on the past successes of the organization and identifying strategic opportunities for future growth and value creation. Andrew has an extensive background, knowledge and experience in financial services, payments, strategy, governance, and technology in both the private and public sector.

Michael Barr, Chief Customer Officer

Michael is responsible for managing our trusted professional relationships with financial institutions across Canada. Michael has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian financial services marketplace and brings passion, expertise and integrity in collaborating with current and potential clients.

Tarak Saha, Chief Operating Officer

Tarak is responsible for the business operations of the organization, as well as working alongside the CEO to transform the business and expand into new payment arenas. Tarak has an extensive background in financial services and is integral in evaluating future opportunities for the business.

Megan Brab, Director of Product & Strategy

Megan is responsible for assisting in the successful operations of the business and is a key contact for our member financial institutions. In addition, Megan is involved in marketing initiatives, financial modelling, strategy and research. Megan is a BBA graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University.

Colleen Morrow, Project Manager

Colleen is responsible for driving the delivery of projects on the tunl. platform with our financial institution partners.  She has over 10 years of experience in financial services and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) from Project Management Institute and as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) from Scrum Alliance. Colleen holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo.

Liselle Ramcharan-Briscoe, Integration Manager

Liselle is responsible for the planning and implementation of projects as they relate to the integration of fintechs in the Canadian payments space. Liselle has over twenty years of experience in information technology and project management, at the business, technical and consultative levels in various functional areas such as Insurance, Finance, Retail, Media and Telecommunications. She is a certified PMP and graduated from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine with an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Digital Systems.
 

Paul Rooks, Senior Solutions Architect

Paul Rooks is a seasoned software architect with over three decades of experience in software development across financial networking and transaction switching. Paul offers strengths across the full software development life cycle (SDLC) from understanding end-user requirements through to system design, development, and implementation. Paul is perceptive, innovative, and has a talent for leveraging new technologies to enhance and drive business performance.

George Pavle, Sales & Marketing Associate

George is responsible for helping drive the success of THE EXCHANGE Network and our tunl. platform for fintech digital services integration. He is involved in various initiatives that facilitate the sales & marketing efforts of the organization. George holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Ryerson University, with a major in Global Management Studies.

Nathali Perez, Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Nathali is responsible for assisting in sales and marketing activities that help drive the success of THE EXCHANGE Network and the tunl. platform. She also supports social media content creation and client communication. Nathali has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management from Sheridan College.

Vishal Dave, Business Systems Analyst

Vishal is responsible for supporting the test and production environments for the tunl. platform. As a part of this responsibility, he supports Financial Institutions during the various test phases required when they adopt our fintech services. He contributes to the visual-modelling, reporting and the documentation required in providing these digital solutions. Vishal has 10+ years of experience in the payments space holding various roles in business and technology divisions with American banks prior to joining FICANEX. He is ITIL certified, and has a bachelors degree and post-graduate diploma in management.

Iryna Sorochynska, Network Operations Analyst

Iryna is responsible for supporting the Operations Team with day-to-day business functions, including network operations, customer support, marketing and accounting. She has over ten years of financial services experience and has graduated from York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management.
 

Riti Nagi, Compliance & Payments Specialist

Riti is responsible for ensuring that Ficanex meets all regulatory requirements, as applicable, and formulates and executes internal and external policies relevant to best business practices. Riti is also responsible for staying informed on emerging global industry trends and the potential impacts to the company and our financial institutions. Riti is a B.Sc. graduate from McMaster University and has nearly a decade of experience in financial services across wealth and portfolio management.

Amandha Narangoda, Business Operations Analyst

Amandha is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the services offered on the tunl. platform and ensuring its continued success. Amandha also reviews and analyzes transaction performance for the Network and connects it with relevant industry trends and insights. Amandha has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University with a specialization in Marketing and Operations.

In Memoriam - Daisy, Director of Greetings (DOG)

Daisy, joined the team at FICANEX Services when we moved our corporate head office to Oakville, Ontario in July 2015. Daisy brought love and passion to her role and when she was not attending in-office meetings or greeting office guests, Daisy could always be found napping under her fellow co-workers' desks.