Kristofer Rogers, CEO of Australian fintech Split Payments has taken out the ‘Start-up Executive of the Year’ award last night at CEO Magazine’s 2019 Executive of the Year Awards. Presented by The Morning Show’s Larry Emdur at Crown, Melbourne, Mr Rogers joined 600 guests, including Gina Rinehart and Ronni Kahn, Founder of OzHarvest, to recognise the exceptional achievements of CEOs and senior managers in Australia.
“We are so proud to receive this award after what’s been an incredible year for Split Payments”, says Mr Rogers. “To be recognised as Start-Up Executive of the Year is an incredible honour. In a rapidly scaling start-up environment, the decisions we make as a leadership team can significantly pivot the business – and the challenges we face are amplified. So it’s great to shine a light on our success as we continue to grow”
Following in the footsteps of successful Australian FinTechs including AfterPay and Zip Money, Split Payments’ success is impressive, having reached 14 million transactions through its Open Banking Real-Time Payments Platform since launching in January 2018. Their ground-breaking innovation delivers the quickest, most cost-effective, and secure global bank transfer capability, which dramatically reduces dishonours and improves clearance times. Split has already secured partnerships with major Australian corporations such as Australia Post, Kounta, illion and MoneyMe.
The award tops off a big year for Split Payments, receiving the ‘FinTech Innovation in Payments’ recognition at the Australian FinTech Awards in Sydney earlier this year and named a ‘Top 20 Global FinTech to Watch’ at Money2020 in Las Vegas USA. Split is making a big splash in the global fintech scene.
The Australian payments ecosystem is set for significant change in 2020, as Open Banking is released in stages, and real-time payments continues to grow. Lead by Mr Rogers, Split is collaborating with several industry associations and tier 1 financial institutions to ensure that the Australian fintech sector is leading the way with global innovation in payments.