About Us
Our Company

Founded in 2014, DPG is an Issuing Processor working with issuing banks to provide payment solutions to programme managers and market brands. Our in-house PCI DSS compliant platform is certified by Mastercard to issue prepaid and debit products. We are global company operating from Europe and the US.

Our culture is based on innovation, meaningful interactions, and delivery of modern and relevant technology. We empower our clients to be creative, maximise their potential, and stay ahead of the market.

We support a range of configurable and scalable products across several industries
General Spend Cards
Convinient and controlable alternative to your bank offering
Travel Cards
Multicurrency solutions with easy access to cash and budgeting tools
Government initiatives
Benefits, emergency payments, meal voucher replacement, fuel cards
Corporate solutions
Payroll, expenses, employee incentive, benefits & reward, insurance
Gift Cards
Single use and reloadable cards with loyalty options
Meet our Leaders
DPG prides itself not only in innovative technology, but also on the talent of its people. The company is thriving under the guidance of some of the brightest minds and highly experienced industry executives.
Robert Appleby
Chief Executive Officer

Robert Appleby

Chief Executive Officer

Rob has an extensive leadership experience across Financial Services, Banking, in Tech, and the Automotive Industry. Rob has a proven track record of delivering and managing complex global products and transformational change. Prior to Digital Payments Group, Rob was an International Payments Product Manager at JP Morgan, managing UK and US issued global payments solutions in Maritime, Cards and Prepaid payments sectors.

Robert Appleby
Stewart Sime
Chief Technology Officer

Stewart Sime

Chief Technology Officer

Stew has over 20 years of experience in the cards and payments industry. Spending large periods of those years with industry leading organizations such as Gemalto and TSYS and most recently Deutsche Bank. Stewart brings to the group a track record of leading and delivering complex and innovative technical solutions in the payments space.

Stewart Sime
Aleksandra Castanet
Group COO

Aleksandra Castanet

Group COO

Aleks is bringing her wide experience from payments industry to run product delivery and development, operations, marketing and compliance. Prior to her joining, Aleks was a Vice President, Global Prepaid at JP Morgan, a position she held for 6 years. At JP Morgan, she directed all aspects of global prepaid account portfolio and was an expert in ATM and physical cash management. Her previous experience in payments included start-up fin-techs and large corporates such as FIS Global, Prepay Solutions and Altair Financial Services.

Aleksandra Castanet
Mikhail Raskin
Executive Group Chairman

Mikhail Raskin

Executive Group Chairman

Mikhail has extensive experience in corporate turnaround through complex restructuring of corporate governance, building a game-changing set of value-added services on top or around the companies’ core offering and raising capital to take those companies onto a different level. Mikhail has successfully restructured and exited various projects in industries ranging from mining and construction to payment solutions.

Mikhail Raskin
Alexis Chiotis
Group CFO

Alexis Chiotis

Group CFO

Alexis brings his 30 years of financial experience in corporate structuring, management and reporting to the group. His diverse business interests include financial services, ID verification technologies and anti-fraud solutions.

 Alexis Chiotis

Our Teams

Product & Delivery
Vladimir Raskin

Director of Product and Solutions

Vladimir Raskin has been involved in multiple roles across the business which allowed him to focus creating and implementing new products and services as well as adding new solutions to existing offering.

Rhianna Kidwell

Programme Manager

Rhianna’s experience is truly focused on customer satisfaction based on her work at The Walt Disney Company where she held various roles focused on training and client support. She has joined DPG in the client specialist role and moved her way up to project management.

‘At DPG we thrive at making complex solutions simpler for our clients to allow them to reach more customers with innovative payment ideas’

Aleksandra Castanet, COO

Tina Marcus

Compliance and Risk Manager

Tina provides oversight of PCI DSS compliance, ensures system compliance to all card Network/Scheme regulations, and manages fraud setup and monitoring. Her professional career of 30+ years has been within commercial banking and financial services industry with extensive experience in management, audit and compliance.

Jindra Slaby

Compliance Manager

Jindra is responsible for implementing ethics & compliance programmes and introducing corporate governance across the business. He is also responsible product compliance, AML, data protection and privacy, fraud, sanctions. He brings his experience from banking, consumer finance, global financial markets and technology.

Finance & Client Support
Lena Goncharik

Director of Finance

Lena Goncharik is the Director of Finance for Digital Payments Group. She straddles operational and strategic roles, managing accounting and financial control functions, while also driving financial strategy. Lena has a solid background in technology, banking and consulting industries.


Jared Gorman

IT Director

Jared has over 15 years of successful experience in the Information Technology industry. He brings IT security expertise while keeping up with the latest technologies and business needs. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree along with several certifications from IT industry leaders such as Cisco.

Jack Curtin

Director Core Development

Jack has been with DPG since it's inception and is currently in charge of Core Development. For the last 10 years he has been focused on software development in the Financial Services sector. He has been involved in design, coding, problem solving, and management in healthcare, hospitality and CAD products over a 30 year career.

Chris Kidwell

System Architect

Chris has been in the IT industry for over 13 years having worked at NASA on simulation software and now at DPG. In the role of System Architect Chris is leading DPG and its clients in the design and delivery of our technical solutions.

Chris Grech

Head of R&D

Chris has been working in software engineering for over 20 years holding leadership positions in development and IT at several financial institutions. Chris has been with DPG for over 3 years and as Head of R&D is leading our programme into a cloud environment and beyond.

‘With a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team supporting the DPG systems, we are able to respond to our client needs in an agile, consultative and innovative manner to provide the solutions they need in the best possible timeframe’

Stewart Sime, CTO

Our Partners