Innovative practitioners on a mission
We are a business solution company with consulting expertise background in banking and financial organizations.
Established in 2016, Conpend 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. With an idea of a 2.0 service, Conpend has made its goal to support international financial institutions in their digitalization journey. At Conpend we don’t just advise, we provide digital solutions to follow innovative trends and needs of our clients.
Our mission is 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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
With over 20 years of experience in managing and consulting IT Operations & Infrastructure, Torben has joined Conpend’s team to support its vision as CEO. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Click here to see Torben’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.
With a long extensive Trade Finance experience in product like Trade Finance-Trafinas-TRADE AI-Fintech-ML-TOGAF-Certified Scrum Master-CBSA, Sriram is positioned as Business Analyst.
His experience also entails:
- Conpend: Business Analyst/Product Implementation
- Proferus: Senior Consultant
- Commerzbank AG: Trade Finance and TIPLUS expert
- ING: TIPLUS expert and Documentum Specialist
- Cognizant: Documentum Specialist and TIPLUS Expert
Click here to see Sriram’s full resume.
With more than 4 years in website & software development expertise, Evgenii is Conpend’s Frontend Developer. In his free time he likes to explore Amsterdam and volunteer in a various range of eco causes.
His experience is based upon:
- Conpend: Frontend Developer
- Websites for private clients (serverless SPA) and opensource projects. Creating NPM packages;
- Digital Ergonomics: Frontend Developer
- Supporting active projects including a big web store and several inner services, developing new websites.
Click here to see Evgenii’s full resume.
With 4+ years of experience in Operations, Customer Support and Event Management, Silvana is Conpend’s Executive Assistant. Focused on accuracy and efficient document processing, Silvana is a great organizer and valuable contributor to a large spectrum of projects. With a passion for networking and communication, and dedicated to customer’s needs, Silvana will follow processes in details to ensure a smooth execution. She enjoys teamwork, delegating tasks, and training new colleagues. In her free time she is dancing, cooking and spending time with her family.
Click here to see Silvana’s full resume.
I have 4 years of experience with software development in all sorts of fields.
My specialty is finding the right solutions for the many different problems that may arise during development.
I my free time I like to spend time with my friends, and do all sorts of activities.