Joel Leonoff serves as Executive Director, President and CEO of Paysafe Group plc, a leading global payment provider quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. Joel is an entrepreneurial leader and a visionary with a proven track record of managing high-growth technology companies, having served as CEO, COO and CFO of privately and publicly traded companies for nearly twenty years. In 1997, Joel founded SureFire Commerce Inc., which merged with the Optimal Group in 2003 to form Optimal Payments. In 2011, Optimal Payments merged with Neovia Inc. (NETELLER) and the Company completed the acquisition of the Skrill Group in August 2015 to form the Paysafe Group. Prior to this, Joel created the e-commerce powerhouse BCE Emergis through the merger of Mpact Immedia Ltd with Bell Canada Enterprises. Joel also served as Group Operations Director and COO of Partygaming Plc, a FTSE listed company. Joel is a chartered accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (James McGill Award) and has a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy (C.D. Mellor Award) from McGill University.