Seamless cross-border remittance
Leveraging our scalable network infrastructure, proprietary technology, and a comprehensive network of strategic partners, we have built an effective top-up and last-mile solution in each corridor, offering our customers a seamless cross-border remittance experience with immediate access to thousands of distribution points across both developed and high-growth emerging economies in North and Southeast Asia.
Meet our leadership team
Co-founder & CEO
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 build a strong and diverse community. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Chief of Staff
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.
Head of Business Development, APAC
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 close to 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.
Director, Marketing Communications
Genevieve joins the company with over 15 years of corporate communications experience, most recently as Director of Global Communications at Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications. Prior to joining GCX, she has held various senior level positions, including Senior Manager for Corporate Affairs at Telstra and Senior Manager for Corporate Communications at Pacnet. Genevieve received her BA in Journalism from California State University, Chico.
Harry joins EMQ with over 15 years of experience in the Technology sector, most recently as Chief Product Officer at 104 Corporation, the largest job site in Taiwan. Prior to that, he was the Chief Information Officer of V Air and TransAsia, where he aimed to create digital airlines. Prior to that, Harry held senior product management roles at Fortune 500 companies including Yahoo, Microsoft and Expedia. Harry has a master's degree in information sciences from the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor's degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University.
Head of Product Management
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.
Head of Engineering
KJ joins EMQ with over 20 years of IT leadership experience in application development and cloud computing across Asia and the United States. KJ came from Google where he built, led, and managed the Google Cloud Technical Team in Taiwan. Prior to Google, KJ held senior roles at Fortune 500 companies including Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Managing Consultant at IBM.
Head of Treasury & FX Trading
Clifford joins EMQ with more than 16 years of FX trading experience, most recently as Head of Asia Emerging Markets FX Derivatives Trading at Goldman Sachs. Prior to Goldman, Clifford held senior roles at major financial institutions including Merrill Lynch and Barclays where he traded G10 and Emerging Market FX Derivatives. Cliff received his Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Economics and Electrical Engineering from Brown University.
Business Development – Head of EMEA-SA
Eric Frayalde is EMQ’s Head of EMEA-SA for Business Development, responsible for building strategic partnership across Middle East, Europe, Africa and South Asia. Eric joins the Company with 16 years of Banking and International Remittance experience in Middle East including Citibank UAE, Standard Chartered Bank UAE, Xpress Money and Cebuana Lhuillier.