Empowering people, communities and businesses everywhere
Our impact across
people and communities
Driving digital payment access.
The financial services landscape is rapidly changing with the evolution of payment methods, and EMQ is uniquely positioned to support the digital ecosystem. Our global network with near real-time payments capabilities can effectively mobilize the underserved communities, thereby increasing financial inclusion in the digital payments space, driving economic progress globally, and enabling a more frictionless cross-border experience for all.
Empowering the future of work.
The gig economy is growing rapidly across emerging and developed economies, where businesses would require an agile platform with real-time and on-demand payments capabilities. Our API-powered payments network helps gig platforms providers with timely payouts in local currencies and frictionless experience for the gig workers – addressing the challenges of the gig workforce.
Meet our team
A veteran of the financial services industry, Max’s career spans more than 20 years across Asia and the United States, including senior leadership roles at Citadel Investment Group and Goldman Sachs & Co. Max was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum with the commitment to support and foster sustainable growth across the world. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Mike brings 17 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology sector across different industries including retail, healthcare, agribusiness, energy, digital publishing and data services in Melbourne, London and Taipei. Mike joined EMQ in 2017 as a Product Manager, where he rose through the ranks and became Head of Product Management in 2018.
John joins EMQ with over 15 years of experience in financial services industry, most recently as a convertible bond trader at Citigroup’s credit trading group. Earlier, he spent 3 years at Citadel Investment Group as a senior analyst in the Special Situations Asia team. Prior to Citadel, John spent 7 years at Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong in Private Wealth Management and Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities. John holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University.
Steven joins EMQ with over 15 years of industry experience and most recently as head of business operations for the Interpublicis Group of Companies (IPG) in Beijing, where he was responsible for managing and executing corporate development and strategy on top of identifying and evaluating potential M&A opportunities. Prior to this, Steven spent over 7 years at Hanjin Shipping as deputy general manager, covering industry pricing in Japan, Canada and the United States. Steven holds a degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
Matthew joins the company with over 20 years of experience representing corporations in general corporate matters, corporate financing, securities law and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining the company, Matthew practiced law in the United States and served in various law firms including McDermott, Will and Emery and most recently as Senior Counsel for Keysight Technology, Inc. Earlier, he was a law clerk for U.S. District Court Senior Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. in the Eastern District of New York. Matthew received his Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of the California, New York and Massachusetts bars.