Mogo appoints Allan Smith as head of payments subsidiary, Carta Worldwide
By Joy Dumasia
Mogo, digital payments and financial technology company, announced that Allan Smith, a recent addition to Mogo’s executive team, has been appointed Head of Carta Worldwide, Mogo’s digital payments subsidiary.
Carta, which was acquired by Mogo in January 2021, powers the next-generation card programs from innovative FinTech companies in Europe, North America and APAC. This strategic acquisition has provided several significant benefits to Mogo, including significantly expanding its total addressable market by entering the global payments market, which is expected to reach $2.5 trillion by 2023; increasing Mogo’s revenue scale and its high-margin subscription and transaction-based revenue; and strengthening the company’s digital wallet capabilities. During 2021, Carta increased its payment processing volume by over 50% to approximately $8.5 billion.
Greg Feller, President & CFO of Mogo, said: “We’re excited to have Allan take on an expanded role as head of our growing digital payments business. He’s a proven FinTech leader with directly relevant sector experience from his time at US payments leader Galileo. After a year of owning the business, Carta has grown, and we see significant opportunity for the future. We’re investing in the business, highlighted by the appointment of Allan, who will guide the team through the company’s next phase of growth, driven partly by their recent geographic expansion and, more broadly, by the secular growth tailwinds from accelerating adoption of modern digital payments solutions.”
Smith joined Mogo in early 2022, bringing 15 years of global leadership experience in progressively demanding roles in Fortune 50 and hyper-growth SaaS and FinTech companies. Most recently, Smith served as Senior Director for FinTech leader SoFi, where he led the people to function across SoFi International and its subsidiary Galileo, a leading digital payments platform that SoFi acquired in 2020. Previously, he held multiple leadership roles with Amazon over 7 years of rapid growth.
“Carta has a solid foundation including blue-chip customers and a flexible, modern technology platform upon which to expand and take advantage of the rapidly growing global market for next-gen payments programs,” said Allan Smith. “I see many parallels between Carta’s current stage of development and what I experienced prior to joining Mogo, and I’m excited to help the company navigate through the next phase of growth and the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead.”
Carta enables FinTech and banking organizations to quickly create and deploy virtual and physical card products backed by best in class issuing and processing capabilities. Carta’s modern card issuing platform is architected for the complex needs of the evolving FinTech and embedded finance market. The platform and robust APIs suite offers clients the flexibility to rapidly deploy innovative card programs and deliver enhanced product features, including advanced authorization and spend controls and extensive program configurability.
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