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Alessandro, the co-founder of The Pacemakers, is a corporate serial entrepreneur with a track record in creating growth through digital innovation in payments and financial services. He is passionate about digital and has been active in FinTech since 1999.

Highlights of his previous roles include:

  • COO Digital Banking and Group Digital Payments Director at Lloyds Banking Group.
  • MD
  • Director Large Merchant Services at PayPal
  • European Marketing Director at GE Capital Commercial Finance

He is a mentor at Startupbootcamp, Seedcamp and Techstars Fintech and an investor in several startups. He is also an executive board advisor.




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Sabrina is a business transformation expert, a digital strategist and an innovation/fintech specialist. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, where she has been both an architect and delivery executive for complex business transformation projects.

Sabrina has held senior roles at JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Coutts and RBS. She is actively involved in the entrepreneurial community, as a Board adviser, angel investor and strategic director for Fintech companies.

She has won a number of innovation awards for her work and this year is included in the Timetric Power 50 list of the most influential digital innovators in Europe.