Gropay is the global leader in management consulting, interim management and talent acquisition services for the payment and fin-tech industries.

Gropay’s focus is the ‘last mile’ of payments, the merchants and their immediate service providers. This focus gives Gropay valuable insights and data which is used to deliver measurable benefits to a diverse range of client segments including merchants, payments service providers, acquirers, schemes, investors, technology and mobile companies.

Gropay was founded in 2008 and is based out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


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The Gropay team consists of proven industry leaders with extensive experience both on the demand (merchant) and supply (Payment Service Provider, acquirer, scheme) sides with a focus on sales and business development, operations, risk, compliance, valuation and due diligence.

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Manoj Kheerbat

Manoj Kheerbat


Manoj’s aim is to combine his love for consulting with his knowledge of payments in delivering measurable value for his clients. He started his career in Sydney Australia in strategic consulting and worked across the Asia Pacific region with Sydney as a base. When he moved from Sydney to The Netherlands he also moved from consulting to working for a payments startup which was later acquired by Worldpay.

Since 2008 Manoj has been helping build Gropay and has worked on projects at King.com (makers of Candy Crush Saga) and Fanduel amongst others.

Jeannie Gorissen

Jeannie Gorissen


Jeannie’s aim is to combine her passion for managing human resources with her experience of complex organisational structures in making a measurable difference in the success of the organisation as well as in people’s lives.

Jeannie holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. She has  advised a variety of organisations in managing and reorganising their internal human resources.

Jeannie has extensive international experience having lived and worked in New York, USA and London, UK. Most recently her experience in London has been as the Interim Assistant HR Director at Camden Council, one of London’s largest and most innovative councils.

Since joining Gropay, Jeannie has helped organisations in Fintech optimize their performance through HR services. She has also been busy with helping organisations acquire talent through her nearly ten thousand person strong professional network.

In her spare time Jeannie is an avid marathon runner.

Micah Thorner

Micah Thorner


Micah’s aim is to combine her love for the law with her experience across large multi-nationals to reduce risk and increase profits for her clients.

Micah is admitted to the bars of Illinois and Washington, DC to practice law in the United States. She is an international corporate compliance and payments lawyer with extensive experience working with large multinational companies and banks throughout the world. She is an expert in cross-border technology, data protection and e-commerce law and has served as legal counsel to expert witnesses in some of the largest financial fraud cases in the United States and has also represented clients before regulatory authorities throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.

Micah is often invited to teach at universities throughout the world as a guest lecturer on global e-commerce, online payment laws, and data protection and privacy issues. She has written several articles on national, international and supranational legal regimes that govern rapidly evolving technologies and ideas.

Dominic Guardino

Dominic Guardino


Dominic’s aim is to combine his 22 years of payments industry experience with his love for strategic planning, branding and business development in helping companies expand internationally.

Dominic is an executive manager with ISO, MSB, PayFac, Bank Relationship and global eTailer experience. He has provided management support in the areas of P&L, Sales, Marketing, Local Payment Options, Compliance and Corporate Leadership in global merchant payment processing, alternative payments and pre-paid environments. He excels in delivering services around Payment Facilitator (PayFac), Alternative Payment Services (APMs), Global local payment options, Branding/Positioning and Market Penetration.



Gropay differentiates itself through a creative application of our payments knowledge, experience and network. It is the combination of these factors that helps us to deliver consistent value to our clients.



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Our focus is on finding simple solutions to complex challenges. In our experience the key to doing so is creativity in problem resolution. We start with the end in mind by carefully agreeing first the measurable outcomes or benefits that need to be achieved. We take inventory of the existing assets and capabilities and plan a creative path to the benefits.


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Gropay has been successfully delivering measurable benefits to its clients since 2008. We have delivered numerous successful projects through these years. This experience is invaluable to potential clients. It helps us to understand the client’s challenges quickly and to apply best practice methodologies and processes to quick project success.

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Gropay is a team of experts. We pride ourselves in our hands on knowledge of payments and financial technology. Our work directly with merchants gives us invaluable knowledge on the payment related challenges and goals of main merchants verticals. Our work directly with payment providers and schemes gives us knowledge on the operations and demands of payment providers.

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Simple solutions to complex problems need a network of partnerships for success. Gropay has successfully built these partnerships since 2008 and continues to apply them to projects where necessary.


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