Mission & Vision
GTiPay’s founding members are passionate about providing African communities with state of the art virtual banking and mobile payment solutions to improve every body’s health and wellbeing, by simplifying our day to day activities with a robust, seamless mobile banking platform for everyday life within rural communities across Africa. We are especially energized to provide Mobile Banking Solutions to disenfranchised citizens and families who are currently un-banked or underbanked. GTiPay’s founding members are philanthropic by nature and very charitable, we have seen a need to create a children school scholarship program in support of children who need help to start their education. This will be the first of many such funding initiatives we intend to start, once GTiPay Mobile Banking Platform becomes more established in community ecommerce and the GTiPay scholarship becomes fully funded in 2017 to enrich select few less fortunate children attend school for the first time.
Chris Taylor – President & CEO Founding Executive Director: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-taylor-86267112 Champion of advanced technology development programs. Accomplished qualified mechanical engineer in F1 and professional motorsports. Serial entrepreneur, seasoned director and professional business manager with 30+ years of international business experience. Managed large capital projects (circa $1.2 Billion), has pioneered technology startup companies in advanced engineering, automotive component manufacture, aerospace industries. Investor in research and development programs, owned professional motors ports business and engineering consultancy. Pioneer in mobile payment technology for the financial service industry. Many of these start up business required sourcing large capital investment, building network partnerships, growing the value chain, providing shareholders and investors with excellent ROI opportunities. Assisted in selling two business for high ROE as part of shareholder business exit strategies for partner’s investment portfolio. Expert in business startups, and high value project management programs. Jeffrey Yeakel – VP Network Systems Founding Executive Director: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-yeakel-b1749618 Jeff is a senior technology professional with more than 22 years of experience managing a wide array of IT projects and business operations. At GlobalTeq USA™, he is managing the implementation and operation of all technology systems and is assisting with business development activities in network expansion of GTUSA financial monitoring services. His past accomplishments include directing successful implementations of the world’s largest secure educational and professional certification testing network and several institutional level accounting, help desk and sales support systems for Thomson Prometric, Sylvan Learning Systems, Education Station, and Knowledge Learning. Ivan Makumbi – Director, Business Dev. Ivan Makumbi, the Co-Founder and Director, Chief Business Development Officer of the company spearheads the business development, research, and operations at GTiPay Group while concentrating on framing business development, sales and marketing strategies. Makumbi Ivan is a Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree holder in Business Administration. Graduated from Makerere University Business School and I am currently pursuing a program in Masters of Sciences in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Liverpool University. He is an action-oriented, pragmatic leader who forges and maintains symbiotic relationships with integrity. He has keen business acumen, unflinching determination for success, and proven abilities in converging essential resources; formulating and guiding the execution of comprehensive technology strategies. He brings to GTiPay rich experience of more than 14+ years’ experience in field of Sales and Marketing, Relationship Management as well as Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM). and evolving Mobile Financial Solution market, and has been associated with renowned companies as Directors and Program Managers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USAID supported implementing Partners, it included Transport & Logistics Management, Product Selection, Product Quantification and Forecasting, Ware housing and Distribution. Samuel Otai – Director, CTO Samuel Otai, the Co-founder and Director, Chief of Information Technology of the GTiPay Group heads all the IT operational, business integration and business development activities of the company. He counsels at all levels of management on operational effectiveness and related strategic issues. He has gained an exceptional experience of more than 16 years across Telecommunications and IT domains after completing his BSc. Computer Sciencein Kyambogo University He is an integral part of the GTiPay Group, actively involved in developing and implementing optimized strategies to integrate acquired businesses by leveraging the existing back office and technical resources. He leads the organization transformation from the front and sets structured processes, policies, performance improvement, and realignment throughout the company. Moses M Mwanjirah – Director, SADC Co-Founder - Managing Director (GTiPay South Africa) https://za.linkedin.com/in/moses-m-mwanjirah-96b51 Managing Director (SADC) at GTiPay SA Previous South Africa Computer Software Department of Transport B-BBEE Charter Council, GTiPay SA, International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises Cape Media Corporation, Ibhongo Vehicle Services, Donnel James Consultants Education Harare College Jennifer Taylor – Executive Director Co-Founder - Director, Retail Business Development https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-taylor-37435616 20-year, Senior Retail Business Manager District Operations Manager, Responsible for reginal business development and retail store operations, P&L and G&A for retail business generating ($50 Million in Annual Retail Sales) 10-years in Retail Business Development and Retail Store Operations
Corporate Social Responsibility
While we definitely recognize the importance of achieving financial success, we also believe that contributing to the economic, social and environmental betterment of the communities where we live and work is also a measure of success. At GTiPay we have cultivated the culture of giving, and are contributing towards improving communities where we live and work. The spirit of giving is infused into our blood stream. Donation Campaign: A companywide donation campaign was launched at GTiPay, where GTiPay donating generously and celebrated the spirit of giving. Clothes, toys, stationery, and other usable items poured in, and were donated to orphanages, old age homes, and at centers for people with special needs. GTiPay Financial Aid for Children’s Welfare & Education: We are committed to giving back to communities by supporting organizations who share our goal of improving lives of individuals. This year cash deposit donation was offered to Girls, Boys Welfare & Education – a foundation that supports the cause of education for the blind girls. This includes lodging, boarding and in-house facilities in Braille education. Smiles on the faces of these little angels, earned us happiness that cannot be measured. The differently abled are not less able, we firmly believe this, and are focused at including them into our organization for functions ranging from operations, accounting, customer care, etc., to name a few.. To know more about our Corporate Social Responsibilities, please contact us.
Partners & Clients
GTiPay founding members had been inspired by the growth of wireless telecommunications across Africa and noticed the high adoption rates and lower barriers to market of simple SMS mobile phone payments systems such as M-Pesa in 2007. By 2009 GTiPay’s IT team had started to formulate a bank centric mobile banking platform and mobile phone applications that were not just a payment application. Inspired by the fact that there was no single product on the market in Africa that could provide all the financial service needs of 90% of the population in Africa. GTiPay’s US and African IT teams in 2010 started working with our technical partners to fully develop a product that will meet the needs of Africans to be more connected with a standalone mobile banking platform. In early 2011 our core banking technology engine was being evaluated with a customized application for a major banking partner in Namibia who still uses this mobile banking platform today. Systematically, GTiPay started to broaden the functionality of our mobile banking platform from 2012 through 2014 and introduced GTiPay’s Mobile Banking Platform for Uganda and East Africa based on what lessons had been learnt with our testing in South Africa. In 2015 GTiPay activated a live mobile banking demo services to Banks, Micro Finance Institutions and Savings and Loan Clubs (SACCOs). In 2016 we had made live presentations to a select number of banks, MFI’s, SACCO’s, government agencies, regulatory authorities and the Central Bank of Uganda. We received valuable feedback and applied further customization to meet the Bank’s requirements to provide them with a new agency banking product. We started to gain much need momentum and started to fill up our 2017 pipeline for launch partners after successful demos of GTiPay Mobile bank centric value added products. GTiPay is now delivering mobile banking and vending payment services as part of a national merchant payment network (MPN) to link and connect all e-wallets, mobile money users, Banks, MFI's, SACCO customers to GTiPay Mobile Banking Platform.