Derek Cikes

Commercial Director

Derek is our 1+1 =3 guy and head of business development. He leverages 21 years of financial services building successful ventures at Hollard for Edcon, Wesbank, and Ooba, to deliver creative value for our retail and industry partners. Derek is a keen cyclist, golfer and all-round family guy.

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Chris Lister-James


Chris is an experienced fintech investor with over 25 years of investment banking and private equity experience. Chris co-founded Vantage Capital, and has served on a number of JSE boards, including Fortress Income Fund and Jasco. Chris is a CA (SA).

Paul Binikos


Paul heads up the marketing and sales efforts at payflex. With 20 years of experience, Paul has influenced multiple global award-winning campaigns for clients such as BMW, McDonald’s, Virgin Money, Standard Bank, Absa and Unilever. Paul holds a BCom Marketing (Unisa).

Jason Penton


Jason is our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and is responsible for ensuring that the payflex technology platform delivers an awesome customer experience. Jason has held various senior technology roles over a 15-year career, including senior developer for Smile Telecoms. Jason holds an MSc Computer Science (Rhodes).

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Simsie Dorfan


Simsie is our trusted Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and makes sure that we look after your payments, and not a penny goes missing. Simsie has over 20 years of financial services experience, and steers the ship with financial precision. Simsie is a CA (SA).

Nic Lister-James


Nic looks after the numbers and his attention to detail keeps the business running smoothly. Nic holds a Bcom in Financial Accounting (Stellenbosch) and PG Dip Management (Wits).

Tom Lister-James


Tom keeps the engine room at payflex running smoothly, and when he’s not busy under the hood, enjoys sports, friends and building awesome businesses. Tom holds a Sports Management Diploma and a PG Dip Entrepreneurship (UCT).

Sarah Patchitt


Passionate about helping people to realise their full potential with a keen interest in leveraging technology to help companies grow. Sarah is friendly, innovative and curious and can’t wait to help you grow. Sarah holds an MSc International Relations (WITS).

Rebecca Duncan

Customer Support

Rebecca has mastered the ins-and-outs of customer communications, sales and admin, and spends her spare time brainstorming new ways to solve customer complaints.

Nicky Smith


Nicky is a vivacious, energetic and dedicated entrepreneur with a passion for using fintech to grow businesses. When not hard at work, Nicky is a keen sportswoman and has represented multiple provinces in swimming, hockey, and water polo.

Ben Clark


Ben is our Cape Town representative and has a keen interest in finance and technology. Ben’s energy, enthusiasm, and passion for people will help you grow your business.