Stuart Butler is currently with MoneyGram International as the Vice President, Product. He has been been an evangelist and innovator within the payments industry for over twenty years, specializing on e-wallets, mobile wallets, money transfer & prepaid cards.
Stu has worked within the banking sector – as Marketing Director for HBOS, where he evolved their traditional retail banking business into the new digital world. He has also held senior digital payment positions within AMEX, overseeing the acquisition of Revolution Money, which became SERVE (the AMEX competitor to PayPal), and digitizing The Western Union Company is a US financial services company with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado with offices and agents all over the world offering services such as money transfers (P2P, P2B and B2B, money orders, and other business & commercial services. With close to 12,000 employees, more than 500,000 agent locations in over 200 countries and territories, Western Union is... want more? payments.
Stuart has also provided consulting solutions to a number of ground breaking and innovative businesses, on a global basis. He created mobile marketplace solutions for Millicom Tigo, Etisalat Flooz, MTN Mobile Money, Telenor and Axiata. He is, with his colleague John Wood, founders of qhora “a boutique disruptive digital payments consultancy” obsessive about frictionless payments.
At Skrill, for 3 years ending in 2015, he expanded the pre-paid card business into 70 markets and built an e-remittance platform. He also led the Emerging Markets team, focusing on Mobile Money Remittance and eCommerce for the unbanked.
He graduated with Honors from Staffordshire University in International Relations in 1994. Stu unplugs by walking his dog with his wife and daughters on the beaches of Cornwall or goes for a paddle on his SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board).