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Roy Vella - Managing Director, V2 Ltd.

Roy Vella
 

Roy Vella is a mobile financial services expert and independent advisor/consultant to players large (such as Vodafone and the GSMA) and small (a number of startups) in the space.

Prior to offering his services-at-large, Roy was at RBS where he led the bank's mobile efforts globally.

Before RBS he spent five years with PayPal starting out as the Director of Business Development in the US Merchant Services team and finally as the Head of Mobile Payments leading the mobile payments initiative in Europe.

Previous to PayPal, Roy worked as the VP of Sales & Marketing at 4charity (a startup focusing on corporate philanthropy), and, prior to that, as a Partner at Quantum Technology Ventures (a corporate VC firm focusing on the storage industry).

As an entrepreneur, Roy co-founded NetAbacus Corporation, a web-based purchasing service for small businesses, serving as the VP of Marketing/Strategic Relations.

Before graduate school, he began his career in Client Service at the Leo Burnett Company in Chicago.

Actively involved in the non-profit sector, Roy currently serves on the Board of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association and is also the Board President Emeritus of Variety Children's Charity of Northern California.

Formerly, for over 8 years he was Board Treasurer of BATS Improv, an improvisational school and theater company.

Roy received a BA in Mathematics from Holy Cross College and a JD and MBA from Stanford University.

He currently lives in London with his family. While hobbies have truly taken a back seat to family life these days, he enjoys outdoor sports and travel adventures.