Antoine Nohra is the Founder of Credico. In 1991, Antoine started a direct sales business in Canada that focused on credit card acquisitions inside retail stores. With over 25 years of experience in alternative channel sales and marketing, Antoine brings superior leadership and direction to Credico across the globe. Antoine’s strategic vision of growth has led Credico’s expansion to diverse industries worldwide. As a dynamic businessman, Antoine brings tremendous marketing skill and business sense to the direct sales industry. Antoine holds an executive MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Jesse Young partnered with Credico in 2005 and is currently the President of Credico. Prior to joining Credico, Jesse founded and developed several successful marketing ventures, diversifying his professional portfolio as a dedicated businessman and entrepreneur. In his first three years with the company, Jesse utilized his skills for shaping the direction of Credico’s sales strategy by doubling the size of the European sales network. By 2011, when Jesse brought that vision to the USA, Credico had quadrupled in size across the globe. Jesse works hand-in-hand with several charities and is an international leader in face-to-face fundraising. Jesse earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics and Marketing from Brown University where he was senior class president, a student-athlete and collegiate wrestler.
John Zavoyna joined Credico in 2017 and brings 30+ years of executive and C-level experience in the Financial Services and FinTech verticals. John previously served as COO and Chief Commercial Officer for BFS Capital, and President and CEO for Dell Financial Services. He also spent nearly 24 years with the $110 billion MBNA bank in a range of executive positions including the management of P&L business lines, finance, credit, operations, sales, marketing, product development, emerging technologies, strategy, and acquisitions. John is a “cum laude” graduate from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware and earned his MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University. He also holds a BS in Economics from Frostburg State University where he also served as co-captain of the varsity lacrosse team.
Neil R. Pandey
VICE PRESIDENT OF LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE (GENERAL COUNSEL), CREDICO USA
Neil R. Pandey joined Credico in July of 2017 and is currently the Vice President of Legal and Compliance. In this role, Neil manages all legal and compliance matters for Credico and its affiliates. He implements strategic business practices, oversees all legal transactions and policies, manages risk and provides a broad array of legal and compliance guidance to Credico’s leadership. Prior to joining Credico, Neil worked as Associate Attorney in several law firms where his work focused on corporate white collar government investigations, commercial transactions and other forms of complex civil litigation. After obtaining his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Neil graduated with honors from American University’s Washington College of Law. While in law school, Neil served as a Note and Comment Editor on the Administrative Law Review, competed in several Moot Court competitions, and published two legal articles.
Kealy Ditchfield joined Credico USA as the Vice President of Client Services in 2018, responsible for overseeing key accounts, leading strategy development, and maintaining senior-level client relationships. This role follows 5 successful years as Director of Operations for Credico United Kingdom, where she was responsible for overall business compliance and managing the London finance and operations team. Bringing a total of 23 years of business operations and development experience in the direct sales industry, Kealy is a results-oriented individual with proven leadership, outstanding teamwork, and excellent analytical skills. A go-to-person for improving operational performance, her key strengths include analyzing performance, reviewing processes, identifying areas in need of development and building key relationships. She has formulated strategies and implemented a support system to staff across the globe.
Vice President of Business Development, Credico USA
Ryan Heyes is the Vice President of Business Development for Credico USA. He is a dynamic business development professional with a proven track record of establishing strong, long-term client relationships. With over 19 years of experience in client management, public relations, and international business, Ryan currently manages an impressive portfolio of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 clients. In 2008, he began working with Credico Consulting in the UK developing new business and revenue streams to further boost Credico’s reputation as the leading provider of direct sales and customer acquisitions. By securing partnerships with the UK’s leading energy and telecommunications providers within two years, he solidified his place on Credico’s fast track. In 2010, Ryan accepted the appointment of General Manager, Credico Consulting South Africa and relocated to the Johannesburg headquarters to overhaul and redesign operations, ultimately increasing their client portfolio to 16 clients. Since arriving in the United States in 2014, he has secured partnerships with North America’s leading energy provider, the US’s leading retail chain, and is currently developing new business ventures in the finance, telecommunications, and alternative business sectors.
Mark Johnson joined Credico in May of 2017 and is the Chief Financial Officer of Credico North America. In this role, Mark manages all the financial operations of Credico North America and leads the accounting and commission teams through his roll-up-the-sleeves mentality. Prior to joining Credico, Mark worked as Chief Financial Officer for a group of companies offering trading technologies and brokerage solutions. He has 12 years of experience in financial and trading operations specializing in process improvement, control implementation, data analytics and modeling, and corporate administration. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in taxation, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Ian Attwood is the Chief Executive Officer of Credico United Kingdom and has been instrumental to the development of the company since its inception in 2005. During his time with the company, Ian has seen the business grow considerably, helping to make it the market leading business it is today. Ian’s stability and integrity provides clients and colleagues with confidence, and the support needed to grow and develop. Ian has an honours degree in retail sales and marketing and previous to joining Credico, he was head of sales and in store promotion at Sainsbury’s bank. He has strong retail management background and has managed business change and development at every level.
Jenny Linney joined Credico in March 2015 as the European CFO. She is responsible for Finance, HR and Legal for the European businesses as well as overseeing the Chester office's Operations, and is now the global CFO of Credico. Jenny is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with PwC in 2000. She has a track record of driving change to improving business performance, profitability and deliver operational efficiencies. Jenny has been fortunate during her career to have worked in leadership roles in finance, operations and sales, in the UK and Australia. Her breadth of experience also extends to working across a wide range of industry sectors including telecommunications, retail and publishing.
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES, CREDICO UNITED KINGDOM
Debbie Shaw is the Director of Client Services and manages the financial records of Credico United Kingdom, as well as supporting the UK Independent Marketing Companies with regards to compliance, finance, and back-end support, a role that allows her organizational and time management skills to shine. Debbie also independently manages the planning, scheduling, production, execution, and marketing of all events and award ceremonies for Credico UK and Ireland. Her ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with venues, sponsors, and keynote speakers while managing the unexpected with ease has made her an invaluable part of the Credico team. Debbie has also been a valuable asset for Credico’s worldwide event planning. She has contributed to venue sourcing, contracting, and operational management of events throughout the USA, South Africa, Australia, and Europe. Debbie has worked in the industry since 1990 in Australia and the UK in a variety of different roles, from Field Sales, Administration, and Hub Management to Director of Operations. As Credico has expanded, Debbie has had the pleasure of traveling to a number of countries whilst organizing the Credico International Summits, Award Ceremonies, and Galas, including Australia, South Africa, the USA, and Spain.
Peter van den Berg started Credico SA in South Africa in 2008. Under his leadership, Credico SA is today recognized and the market leader in direct selling and a leader in developing young entrepreneurs. Through Peter’s continuous pursuit of improvements and constant innovation the business continues to evolve and has shown phenomenal growth having acquired millions of new customers for our clients. Credico today services a diverse range of clients and have the ability to navigate through the complexities of customer acquisition and financial services. Peter’s hard work and “never say die” attitude makes him an inspiration throughout the organization.
Theuns joined the Credico SA team in November 2014 as the General Manager. With his hands-on approach and proven management track record, Theuns is responsible for all the daily operational requirements of our dynamic business. He has also been tasked with the implementation of various reporting systems to facilitate business efficiency which will ensure the long term success of Credico SA. Over the past years, he has already streamlined multiple processes and manages the vast amount of information essential throughout the organization in order to deliver on business objectives. Theuns is a natural leader, offering exceptional guidance to his team. He has impeccable attention to detail, is a skilled motivator, negotiator, lateral thinker, teacher and more.He has an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Financial Management from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.