Roger Bracken is a senior commercial leader with experience across the UK and international payments landscape. Roger has held leadership positions in international payments technology businesses, at NCR, First Data, and most recently through a strategic alliance with TSG.
At NCR he led the UK banking business and held a European Services role. Roger joined First Data in 2007 at the time of KKR’s takeover. He rose from UK Country manager to lead the European region with over 5000 staff, $1.2bn revenue and $350m EBITDA. In 2016 he joined a small, NZ based software, payments and service business as Europe CEO and helped sell the business to Advent in 2019 for US$850m.
Roger chaired the Board of AIBMS (an independently regulated merchant acquiring JV between AIB and FD) for 5 years until 2015 and was an Approved Person by the Central Bank of Ireland. In the UK he has been an Approved Person by both the FSA and the FCA. Roger is currently providing advisory services to both Fintechs and Investors and is a Special Advisor at Vitruvian Partners, an investment firm.
Roger holds an undergraduate degree from Nottingham University and MBA from London Business School, the Sloan Fellowship. He lives in North London with his family and has been a season ticket holder at Arsenal from the glory days of Ian Wright and Thierry Henry to their present day. He is happiest skiing, or in warm water.