Strategic Exchanges connects innovative markets to a select group of service providers that place a strong emphasis on impacts of regulatory change. Each consortium member provides services that offer unique views and solutions to help financial institutions navigate the new mandates.

Our mission – think big, act bold

We pride ourselves on being big picture thinkers. That’s not to say that we keep our heads in the cloud. Instead we mix the strategic with the tactical, the specialized knowledge with the practical insights needed to conceive and build the world’s most trusted Payments Engine.

That’s why we place such an emphasis on integration, and ensuring our Payments Engine fits neatly with the way our clients want to do business – rather than the other way around. What’s more, we know this is what the market has been waiting for. Capabilities that stimulate not just the free flow of currency across the globe, but also the next generation of successful payments companies.

Mike LavenMike Laven, Chief Executive Officer. Behind Mike’s friendly exterior lies one of the sharpest minds in the financial technology industry. Over the last 15 years, Mike has held leadership roles at a number of a FinTech firms. He joined Currencycloud in 2011, growing the firm to the point where it has now processed over $15bn of international payments and more than 1.4m transactions since 2012. You may be surprised to learn that Mike once spent six years working for the United Nations. In his spare time, Mike plays classical and jazz piano – a topic on which he can bore even the most ardent music aficionado rigid.