Trade Finance practitioners on a mission
We are a business solution company with consulting expertise background in banking and financial organizations.
Established in 2016, Conpend basically emerged from Proferus, an Amsterdam based company with expertise in providing professional consultancy for trade finance, payments and cash management within banking and financial sector.
Click here to learn more about Proferus.
We saw an opportunity …
With Conpend we decided to be a 2.0 service when it comes to providing solutions. Financial world has become more flexible and with increased volume of transactions more prone to risks and threats. Each transaction has to be adequate and reliable, most of all safe. At Conpend we don’t just advise, we provide FinTech solutions to follow innovative trends and needs of our clients.
Starting with just an idea, but coming from a knowledgeable background we decided to focus on three things:
1. Proving that automation is the next big step in trade operations
2. Improve and facilitate client’s everyday decision support
3. Build the best product and best customer experience
Our mission ̶ is to keep our eyes on the future and to help financial organizations on their digital transformation journey by empowering their Trade Finance Operations, Compliance and Relationship Managers to independently increase their productivity and effectivity, so they can focus on what counts: being successful in serving clients.
Our vision is to keep on empowering our clients with the right tools, while becoming more efficient as our company will grow. The beauty of being a FinTech company is to never stop changing and anticipating that new change. Our vision is that we will always be there for our clients with the next best thing that just might change their business for better.
We are a team of passionate people, we are developers and innovators. Values, just like trust and respect need to be earn to be recognized. We strive in providing premium support and client’s satisfaction.
Meet our team
We are a small, but effective team of experts.
Chief Operating Officer
With over 20 years of managing experience in the fields of Trade Finance, Cash Management and Payments, Marcel has a broad experience of consultancy when it comes to combining Business with Technology. His motivation comes from a customer focused approach. Moreover, his working ethics rely on a continuous learning process and working as a team to achieve success for his clients. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs.
Click here to see Marcel’s full resume.
Chief Technology Officer
With more than 15 years of experience in software development, Filippo has mostly background in Distributed System Architecture, Data Modeling and Microsoft Development Frameworks (.Net Core). In short, he is passionate about using and learning new state of art solutions for all software lifecycle aspects. Keenly interested in new challenges and a broader scope of experience to include other industries, technologies and team leadership.
Click here to see Filippo’s full resume.
Chief Product Officer
With over 30 years of experience in Trade Finance and Corporate Banking, Mike has gained a lot of expertise on Operational and Managerial level. In his resume among many other developing projects you will find Software Implementations, Business Analysis, Target Operating Model design, Business Process Architecture and Limit Structure Design a.o. Working as a Senior Consultant at Proferus, Mike joined Conpend team as one of ‘the fathers’ of Trafinas. In his limited free time he is passionate about photography and producing music.
Click here to see Mike’s full resume.
Marc J. Smith
Founder and Director
With over 18 years of professional experience in Financial Services Consulting and IT, Marc has specialized himself in the execution of strategic change in Trade Finance world. His most recent initiative was to found Conpend and shift his business as a technological entrepreneur. When not (net)working or visiting friends, Marc will most likely be planning the family’s next international travel adventure together with his wife and 5 children.
Click here to see Marc’s full resume.