Meet Our Team

We believe that every small business should have access to the resources that help them succeed, and that there is a better way to connect small and big business. Markaaz means center, where everyone comes together.

Executives

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Hany Fam

Founder and CEO

Hany held global leadership roles in business transformation, value creation and technology, gaining depth of experience in payments, B2B platforms, enterprise partnerships and SaaS. He served as CEO of AXA Global Enterprise & Partnerships, Founder & President of Mastercard Enterprise Partnerships and President of Mastercard UK & Ireland Markets. He also held roles in Applied Technology including as the CTO of Toshiba International’s Heavy Industrial business in Australasia. Under Hany’s leadership, Mastercard Track was launched, the first and only global trading platform connecting every supplier and buyer on the planet to simplify and automate the exchange of payments and related data. Hany is a member of the WEF Global Innovator and Forbes Business Council.

Fabi Hubschmid

Co-Founder and COO

Fabi is an entrepreneur with global experience in the platform, construction, and smart cities industry with a track record of leading complex operations and transformations across the private and public sector. Prior to co-founding Markaaz, Fabi was Strategic Development Officer for AXA Global Enterprise & Partnerships, Founder & CEO of the Enix Advisory (a boutique advisory for platform companies), Tutor for the ‘Beyond Smart City’ course of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a member of PwC’s Global Smart Cities Team. Fabi is focused on creating positive and sustainable impact for small business owners. Fabi is a member of the WEF Global Innovator and Global Shapers and the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

Daniel O'Connell

Chief Business Officer

Daniel is a future-focused leader with an entrepreneurial drive to build strong commercial position, undertaking wide spectrum of business functions encompassing sales, finance, and operations. Daniel has credible record of achieving enormous success across Fintech and Payment sectors by penetrating new markets, establishing new ventures, and boosting revenue streams. He has held senior leadership roles in both the Payment and Fintech space.  Recently, Daniel was President and Chief Operating Officer of Safrapay a Payment startup company.  Served as Chief Operating Officer for Ascentium Capital a Fintech Lending company in the Payment sector.   Prior to that he was SVP at First Data/ Fiserv, where he was responsible for Partner channel with over 1000 relationships generating over $1B in revenue annually. 

Jerry McCarley

Chief Technology Officer

Jerry is a proven and accomplished leader consistently delivering high availability platforms at the lowest possible operating cost with proven expertise in systems design and development of payment and various other application platforms. His experience includes Banking, Merchant acquiring, ATM acquiring, Debit/Credit card issuing, and a myriad of integrated web sites, web services and mobile solutions. He was the Co-founded/CIO of a payments startup specifically for the casino industry as well as the CTO of startup fintech Safrapay and Cardtronics. He has extensive knowledge and experience with the Card Associations throughout the NA, APAC and LATAM regions. Jerry is a skilled team builder of both small and large teams for delivery of application development, networking, security and infrastructure systems.

Tad Fordyce

Chief product officer

Tad is an accomplished and passionate product executive with over 25 years in the financial services and loyalty marketing industries. He has extensive leadership experience in product development and management, strategy, innovation, building high performing teams, project management, client relationships, implementation, and execution excellence. Prior to joining Markaaz, Tad held a variety of senior leadership positions at Comdata, Epsilon, Visa, and Hilton Hotels and is named on 40 patents. Having lived from coast-to-coast and internationally, he brings a wealth of knowledge about businesses small to large, and how to drive commerce through creative use of data, customer insights and strategic partnerships. While not working closely with his talented peers at Markaaz, he splits his time between Indiana and Florida with his wife Susie.

Advisors

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Bobby Mehta

Bobby is the Chairman at Jones Lang LaSalle, JLL. He is a Senior Executive and Board Member of various significant companies including AllState Insurance, TransUnion LLC, Datacard, DRG, Piramal Enterprises and Avant Credit. He was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion LLC., as well as CEO and Vice Chairman of HSBC North America. Bobby supported the build of Mastercard Track.

Sandy Watkins

Sandy is a Senior Executive and industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in Corporate Finance, Accounting, Leadership, and Operations. Sandy has served as the Chairman of Open Lending, LLC since 1999. Open Lending is now publicly trading on the NASDAQ. He has significant experience and expertise launching start-up companies in both finance and technology.

Michael Fraccaro

Michael currently serves as the Chief People Officer at Mastercard (a top 20 NYSE listed company), a position he has held since 2016. Michael has guided the company through significant growth of its business through organic expansion and acquisitions, driving culture and most recently a very successful CEO transition. Michael has global experience having worked and lived extensively in Asia, Middle East, and North America (currently New York). 

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Emanuele “Manny” Conti

Manny is an Operating Partner at WCAS, focusing on technology and investments. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in software, business information and technology-enabled services. Manny has served as CEO of Opus Global, CEO of Kroll Inc., and President of the North America and International divisions of Dun & Bradstreet. In addition, Manny supported the build of Mastercard Track.

Ross Fubini

Ross is the founder and Managing Partner of XYZ Venture Capital. He’s made a career as a successful early stage technology investor and is passionate about connecting people to build insightful products. Ross is from Virginia and now based in San Francisco where he married a local with whom he has two children and goes over the top on holidays with. He is an avid triathlete, marathon runner, and previous Ironman competitor. Ross likes to go faster in all things – from races to building companies.

Board

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Hany Fam

Founder & CEO, Markaaz

Fabi Hubschmid

Co-Founder & COO, Markaaz

Sandy Watkins

Founder and former Chairman, OpenLending

Investors

Markaaz is founder-funded, and supported by strategic partners, like Mastercard. We are always open to a good conversation about how we can accelerate our roadmap. Start the conversation today.