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CVCA Member Profiles

CVCA New Member Profile: Convera Canada

This week, we’re excited to welcome Convera to the CVCA membership! The CVCA caught up with Convera to find out more about their operations, team, and what they’re excited about.

Tell Us About Convera

Convera is the largest non-bank B2B cross-border payments company in the world. We deliver solutions ranging from simple currency exchanges to sophisticated risk management solutions and platforms, everything we do is designed to enhance the customer experience and seamlessly power their global commerce needs. Powered by a sophisticated and expansive global settlement network, Convera’s capabilities are built on efficiency, accuracy, and compliance at its core, alleviating risk and accelerating smarter decision making. 

We leverage decades of industry expertise and technology-led payment solutions to deliver smarter money movements to our customers – helping them capture more value with every transaction. Convera serves more than 30,000 customers ranging from small business owners to enterprise treasurers to educational institutions to financial institutions to law firms to NGOs.

What we offer:

  • Transact globally with a network of over 140 currencies across 200 territories and countries.
  • 247 online platform access to view transactions and order payments.
  • Structure your risk solutions while meeting local regulatory requirements.
  • Partner with decades of industry expertise to protect your international business against FX exposure.
  • Leverage a leading global banking network with the APIs of a FinTech
  • Seamless integration with multiple ERP systems to simplify accounts payable and receivable.

Tell Us About Convera’s Focus

We are committed to build on our customer-driven culture to accelerate investments in technology, product innovation and people to continue delivering on our purpose to make moving money so easy, that any company in the world can grow with confidence.

Tell Us About Some Key People at Convera

Convera’s senior leadership team is led by Patrick Gauthier, who serves as CEO. Patrick is a fintech specialist with senior leadership roles at Amazon, PayPal, and Visa, along with early and mid-stage payments and eCommerce startups. He has deep expertise in developing high-performance teams and building high-growth businesses. Patrick holds several patents related to payment systems and is a recognized thought leader on the future of commerce and payments, with recurring appearances on CNBC and at industry conferences. He has held positions on the Board of Directors of multiple venture-backed startups across mobile, security, eCommerce, and identity domains.

In addition to Patrick, Convera’s senior management team includes Karen Webster, who serves as Chief Marketing Officer. Karen has extensive experience in the payments industry and is a recognized expert in the areas of digital payments, eCommerce, and financial services innovation. Prior to joining Convera, Karen founded and served as CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, a leading payments consulting firm. She is a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences and has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes.

Convera’s leadership team is rounded out by several other experienced executives, including their Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer. Together, they bring decades of experience and a shared vision for driving innovation and growth in the cross-border payments industry.