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The Brite
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The next generation of payment solutions. We create smarter, faster, more financially sustainable ways to pay and be paid.

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Our story

Brite Payments was born in 2019.

A leading A2A provider of instant payments and payouts, powered by Open Banking.

Our technology allows funds to be transferred immediately at bank-level security. Simplifying the process so it’s risk-free for merchants and hassle-free for consumers.

Founded in Stockholm by leaders within the FinTech industry, Brite Payments is an ever-expanding company that innovates and illuminates the payments space.

Our vision

We believe in making payments Briter for everyone.

our vision

Keeping things fully transparent, simpler, and more secure for businesses and their customers.

Our values

What is the Briter way?

Driven by innovation

We’re not just proud of our technology and products, we’re proud of the opportunities they unlock for customers.

Consumer obsessed

Everything we do is a work in progress. We’re always looking for ways to make the very best customer payment experience even better.

Made with care

We believe a positive payment experience begins and ends with consumers’ financial security in mind.

Our team

Introducing some of the Brite minds and leading lights

Lena Hackeloer CEO / Founder

Lena is founder and CEO of Brite Payments and has extensive experience in the European FinTech sector, with a focus on payments and consumer credit. She spent more than 7 years in leading positions at Klarna Bank. Prior to founding Brite, Lena served as CEO of Qliro Financial Services.

Bo Liljefors Chief Product Officer

As our Chief Product Officer, Bo’s passion for developing and building exceptional payment products drives him to build the next generation of superior banking products. His innovation is backed by over 10 years of experience working with industry players like Klarna and Trustly.

Hanna Arthur Legal Director

As Brite’s Legal Director, Hanna ensures the highest quality legal services are executed and implemented both internally and externally. Hanna brings with her more than 5 years of experience heading up the legal department at Bambora/Ingenico, as well as working 8 years within IP law, M&A, banking, and finance in one of Swedens’ top-tier law firms.

Harald Walden Chief Technology Officer

Harald is the Chief Technology Officer at Brite, and is responsible for all things IT. As a co-founder and former CTO of Qliro Financial Services and with more than 20 years of experience within software development, Harald implements strategies to ensure that the technological vision of Brite is aligned with the rest of the company’s goals.

Markus Fougstedt Chief Finance Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Markus manages and oversees all the financial action of the company. With over 15 years of experience in the banking industry as well as across various roles within the Swedish startup scene, Markus brings valuable perspective and security to Brite’s financial landscape.

Roel Lammers Head of Brand Marketing

By always learning about the latest Marketing techniques and developments, Roel makes sure that Brite’s Marketing is up-to-date, clear and effective. He has 15+ years of experience and leads his team by executing on the philosophy that people buy from brands they know, trust and love.

Karolina Saucedo Head of Anti-Money Laundering

As the Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Karolina fights financial crime at Brite by combating money laundering and terrorist financing, making sure to keep our merchants and customers safe. Prior to joining us, she spent three years working with AML at PwC’s New York office covering clients throughout North America.

Sebastian Pruszynski Head of Business Development

Sebastian is the Head of Business Development at Brite, where he enhances our portfolio by implementing development strategies and exploring new business opportunities. Prior to joining Brite, Sebastian worked at Trustly where he held product and commercial positions within Financial Services, E-commerce, and Travel.

Stefania Casciari Head of B2B Marketing

Stefania is Head of B2B Marketing where she is on a mission to prove that B2B marketing does not have to be boring. After starting out in digital media and PR at Pulse Advertising, Stefania quickly rose to become Country Manager in their German office and then on to CEO and MD of their Italian office. Stefania’s passion for fun and insightful marketing techniques is what sets Brite’s approach apart.

Oscar Vivall Head of Merchant Solutions

Oscar is Head of Merchant Solutions where he applies his extensive experience within the iGaming industry to the Open Banking ecosystem by ensuring a superior experience for our merchants. Oscar has roughly 13 years of experience across Europe and the US working with customers, product, and integrations; Fintech was the natural next step for him.

Henny Tesch People Director

Henny has 10+ years of experience and has gathered knowledge from positions at fast-paced companies such as Klarna, Tre, and Daniel Wellington. Together with the people at Brite, her experience enables us to be a Brite light. A place where our people can be their best selves where culture, talent and employee experience is key.

Max Wolke Head of DACH

Max leads our team in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He is a hands-on leader with experience solving merchants’ payment challenges across various verticals and use cases. Prior to joining Brite, Max was the Head of Strategy at Fraugster, an AI-powered payments company.

Lisa Edström Compliance Director

Lisa is leading Brite’s Compliance function and has +15 years of experience from the FinTech sector focusing on payments. She strives to create a culture where it is easy to do the right thing and where all staff understands the competitive advantage of compliance.

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