A Dedicated Team

…with an exceptional international experience in IT

David Drever

Chief Commercial Officer

David is responsible for leveraging the roles that sales and marketing play in driving growth for the business, as well as aligning all revenue-generating departments and building strategic partnerships. David has 20 years’ experience in the online payments industry and has spent most of his career developing sales and strategic partnerships channels.

Prior to joining VeryPay, he was Business Development Director for two start-ups. These were FXCPay — a disruptive multi-currency payments solution, and Hokan — a private key management technology provider for crypto custodians. Prior to this, he was VP of Global Partnerships for WorldPay’s e-commerce division. His team developed profitable commercial channels with leading technology platforms and systems integrators across multiple vertical markets.

David has a deep passion for business psychology. He is a qualified NLP Master Practitioner, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Trainer and Coach. He has led several international leadership programmes and has spent the last 20 years building expert teams.

Andrey Tikhonov

CTO at VeryPay

Andrey has over 20 years of progressive technology development and executive management experience within the card payments industry. Andrey has held VP and CTO positions with leading point-of-sale terminal manufacturers and VARs, including Lipman, VeriFone, ExaDigm, PAX, Dejavoo Systems and Castles Technology. He provides vision, strategy and direction through the full product life cycle — from inception to implementation, market introduction, and maintenance. Andrey holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science from Novosibirsk Technical University in Novosibirsk, Russia. Andrey is a US national.

Alistair Copeland

CEO of SmartDev

Alistair Copeland has over 20 years of experience as an innovative business leader and highly knowledgeable technology expert. His focus on customer success and integrity has earned him the reputation as a trusted advisor to the numerous clients who seek out his services. During the previous decade, Mr. Copeland was the Managing Director of NashTech — a division of Harvey Nash, based in London. He led the expansive build-outs of new markets, drove significant headcount growth, and managed a successful P & L. Mr. Copeland is a graduate of the Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Science (Major in Computer Science).

Vincent Roye

Director of Delivery Centre, SmartDev

Vincent Roye is the director of our delivery centre, bringing his experience and talent to the helm. With his MS in IT engineering and 11 years of experience, he’s the right man for the job and makes sure things get done and get done well. Originally hailing from Dunkerque, France, Vincent has worked as a software developer, a project manager, and finally a general director before assuming his current role. He’s been working in Vietnam for more than 6 years now and intends to stay at the helm of the centre.

Tam Vo

HR Director, SmartDev

Tam Vo is the head of SmartDev’s HR department, keeping an eye on employee affairs in the company. With a deep understanding of the IT field, and experience in sectors such as hospitality, Tam Vo has strong background in admin, T&D, employer branding, talent acquisition, and HR management. With a positive, results-oriented attitude and a amiable personality, Tam is a perfect fit for the job and happily takes on new challenges.

Maxime Perniola

CEO, VeryPlay

Product Owner / Project manager with more than 12 years' experience, 7 as a software engineer, 5 as manager, I am now in charge of technology directing and managing Scrum projects related to FinTech. I belong to my previous companies' pioneers in Agile and Scrum as I practiced Scrum development for 7 years and became Scrum Master on mobile and web projects. I'm passionate about new technologies, video games and agile. I often participate in agile conferences and Scrum Master training.

Luan Nguyen

Finance Director, SmartDev

Luan bring to SmartDev over 14 years of experience in accounting and finance in many different industries, including banking, manufacturing, trading and international education services. During her career, Luan has held many critical positions in multinational companies, and she also contributed many innovative ideas to businesses through both growth and recovery phases. She has a deep understanding of the challenges of long-term financial planning and sustainability, business development and annual/multi-year budgeting. She graduated from Hue Economics University, majoring in business finance and accounting.

Nguyen Le

COO, SmartDev

Nguyen Le has 14 years' experience in Software Development. He is an experienced Agile coach, with a strong track record in in the outsourcing/offshoring industry. Nguyen is a qualified engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) focused in IT from RMIT University. Nguyen has honed his skills in a number of European, American and Japanese firms working in Vietnam. He is also a founder of Agile Developer community at Da Nang, which helps developers improve their knowledge.
Nguyen’s slogan is: “I coach teams and organization to become highly productive”.
Anouk Summermatter

Anouk Summermatter

Legal Counsel

Anouk Summermatter has over 18 years of commercial, intellectual property, and executive management experience within the education, entertainment, and gaming industries. Anouk is a New York licensed attorney and has worked for law firms DLA Piper and Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. She has also held Associate General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Director positions with leading publicly traded and private companies including Take-Two Software Interactive Inc. and AFS Intercultural Programs Inc. She has worked across multiple continents and provides legal and risk management strategy, vision and direction. Anouk holds a Master’s Degree (MA) from La Sorbonne law school (Paris), a Bachelor’s degree (LLB) from King’s College of London Law School, as well as an Executive Diploma from INSEAD Business School and a degree from Cornell law school. Anouk is a Swiss national.
Chairman & President

Mikhail Krasnov

Ph.D. in Economics. Certified Director by the London Institute of Directors and former Board Advisor to the Russian Minister of IT. Mikhail is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of over 30 years in the IT industry. Mikhail Krasnov was a co-founder of Verysell Group in 1990, the preceding firm of Verysell Technologioes and one of the top 10 largest IT holdings in Russia on 2004-2011.
CEO & CFO

Petr Krasnov

Petr brings to the table 14 years of legal and financial experience. Petr began his career in the hedge funds industry in London. He has been on both sides of multiple M&A deals, as well as working for 3 years in corporate finance within the IT industry. For the past 7 years, Petr has spearheaded multiple complex mandates which include cross-border mergers, restructurings and commercial litigations. He graduated from Cornell University and speaks three languages.
Chief Revenue Officer at VeryPay

David Drever

David is responsible for leveraging the roles that sales and marketing play in driving growth for the business, as well as aligning all revenue-generating departments and building strategic partnerships. David has 20 years’ experience in the online payments industry and has spent most of his career developing sales and strategic partnerships channels.

Prior to joining VeryPay, he was Business Development Director for two start-ups, FXCPay - a disruptive multi-currency payments solution and Hokan - a private key management technology provider for crypto custodians. Prior to this he was VP of Global Partnerships for WorldPay’s e-commerce division. His team developed profitable commercial channels with leading technology platforms and systems integrators across multiple vertical markets.

David has a deep passion for business psychology. He is a qualified NLP Master Practitioner, Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Trainer and Coach. He has led several international leadership programmes and has spent the last 20 years building expert teams.

CTO at VeryPay

Andrey Tikhonov

Andrey has over 20 years of progressive technology development and executive management experience within the card payments industry. Andrey has held VP and CTO positions with leading point-of-sale terminal manufacturers and VARs, including Lipman, VeriFone, ExaDigm, PAX, Dejavoo Systems and Castles Technology. He provides vision, strategy and direction through the full product life cycle - from inception to implementation, market introduction and maintenance. Andrey holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science from Novosibirsk Technical University in Novosibirsk, Russia.
CEO of SmartDev

Alistair Copeland

Over 20 years of experience as an innovative business leader and highly knowledgeable technologist. His focus on customer success and integrity has earned him the reputation as a trusted advisor to the numerous clients who seek out his services. For the past decade Mr. Copeland has been the Managing Director of NashTech a division of Harvey Nash based in London. He led the expansive build outs of new markets, drove significant headcount growth and managed a successful P & L. Mr. Copeland is a graduate of the Queen’s University Belfast with a Bachelor of Science (Major in Computer Science).
HR Director, SmartDev

Tam Vo

Deep understanding in the IT fields and about 1 year in Hospitality & Technology business; Strong Experience in Admin, T&D, Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition and HR Management. Result Oriented, Multi-tasking, Honest, Confident, Sociable; Willing to take challenge, willing to learn; Positive and open-minded.
Finance Director, SmartDev

Luan Nguyen

NguyenLe
COO, SmartDev

Nguyen Le

14 Years of experience
MS in IT Engineering
Software Developer for 6 years
PM/PO/Agile Coach for 8 years
COO for 2 years (SmartDev)
Founder Agile Developer community in Da Nang
Director of Delivery Centre, SmartDev

Vincent Roye

11 Years of experience
MS in IT Engineering
Software Developer for 4 years
PM for 4 years (3 at SmartDev)
GD for 3 years (SmartDev)
Working in Vietnam for past 6 years
CEO, VeryPlay

Maxime Perniola

Product Owner / Project manager with more than 12 years' experience, 7 as a software engineer, 5 as manager, I am now in charge of technology directing and managing Scrum projects related to FinTech. I belong to my previous companies' pioneers in Agile and Scrum as I practiced Scrum development for 7 years and became Scrum Master on mobile and web projects. I'm passionate about new technologies, video games and agile. I often participate in agile conferences and Scrum Master training.