Meryl’s career within Canada’s Financial Services industry started when she emigrated from South Africa and began working at Mogo Finance Technology Inc., an emerging FinTech company located in Western Canada. After 3 years within the start-up space, Meryl embarked on a sales career in Commercial Banking at CIBC where she managed the sales portfolio for Northern Alberta and the NorthWest Territories. Meryl transitioned from Sales to ProductManagement, where she leveraged her client experience to develop and manage payment products for clients within the Small Business, Mid-Market and LargeCorporate segments.
Merylcurrently works as a Payments Expert, Marketing & Innovation at PeoplesGroup, where she is responsible for representing the organization’s interestsin working groups and taskforces related to payment policy and by-law review in the Payment ModernizationProgram led by Payments Canada. Additionally, Meryl is the President ofthe Canadian Association of Urban Financial professionals (CAUFP), a non-profitoganization that provides a link between corporations and the Blackprofessional community, to increase black talent pipelines and foster economicempowerment.
Meryl holds a Bachelor of Information Technology with a specialization in BusinessSystems from Monash University.