We are innovative fintech leaders having rich experience in technology and financial services. We believe that technology and customer value propositions can be delivered better, with all stakeholders in mind. By creating efficient, standardized processes, for all parties involved in financial transactions, we create an industry-leading customer experience.
8Twelve Financial Technologies wouldn’t be successful without a dynamic and engaged team.
CEO & Co-Founder
Gary is an experienced business builder who has owned, managed, and operated over 250 global contact centres. He has developed strategic relationships with international partners for all facets of business including sales, service, fulfillment, quality control and billing. In addition to his career experience, Gary has also achieved recognition as a top 20 independent mortgage sales agent in 2016, and a top 10 independent mortgage sales agent in 2017 and 2018.
Jason Baibokas, MBA, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
Jason has over 20 years of investment, finance, and capital markets experience. He has successfully raised capital for and advised several high-growth companies. He was also a member of the Steering Committee of a boutique dealer with an exit to Stifel Financial (NYSE: SF).
Chief Strategy Officer
Ray has over 30 years experience in scaling large sales organizations as a founder, and co-founder of several companies that grew from early stage to market leaders. He has implemented five successful exits, 3 of them public. In his current role, in collaboration with C-Suite executives, Ray is responsible for managing strategic initiatives for the company and originating new strategic partnerships.
VP, People & Culture
Courtney has over 18 years of experience in Talent- acquisition, retention, development and management. She has created, implemented and facilitated process efficiencies, fostered honest dialogue, developed innovative solutions and most importantly employee engagement.
President & Co-Founder
Akber was employee number six at Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN, $10B cap), a leading provider of cloud contact center software. He also held the position of Strategic Advisor to CEO and CRO at Spoken, which was sold to Avaya for over $150MM. In addition, he is an internationally respected Business Process Outsourcing expert and has been engaged by 25+ organizations globally. Akber is also a member of the 14-person Stakeholder Advisory Committee at the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA). The Advisory Committee advises FSRA on their priorities and budgets as they relate to the Mortgage Brokering sector.
Chief Technology Officer
David's technology story begins at Stanford University and Silicon Valley in the late 90s. Working as an early employee in several software startups, David architected enterprise-level solutions for 3 of the largest CRM platforms in the world. Prior to 8Twelve, David built an AI/ML engine for Natural Language Processing and Sentiment Analysis of Call Center calls. David is a world traveler who has provided technical consulting and training in several pacific island countries.
Chief Marketing Officer
Rick has over 20 years in creating traditional and integrated marketing programs for a wide range of industries including; energy, entertainment, ﬁnancial, mobile, package goods, pharma, telco, media, software & technology, startups and venture capital.
Ray is the Founder & CEO of Extreme Venture Partners, a leading VC fund in Canada with exits to Apple, Google, Electronic Arts. Previously, Ray has spent over 11 years in technology investment banking research, and is a former top-ranked analyst on Bay/Wall St. Ray is also considered a leading authority in the current evolution of the mobile application layer.