Former Tyro Payments CEO Gerd Schenkel is now the Chairman of Melbourne-based fintech Credit Clear, joining CEO Frank Romano and co-founders Mark Casey and Lewis Romano to lead the company through its next phase of growth.

Schenkel joined the start up late last year, which is eyeing a sharemarket listing in 2019, as reported by The Australian

Gerd Schenkel
Gerd Schenkel, Chairman, Credit Clear

Founded in 2016, Credit Clear automates requesting payments from customers using Facebook messenger, SMS and email, giving them more options to pay their bills. In June 2018, it raised $8.5 million from investors including Regal Funds Management and Alex Waislitz’s Thorney Technologies.

Schenkel departed business bank Tyro in June 2017 after eight months in the top job. He previosuly led Telstra’s digital agenda as an executive director and founded UBank, a digital banked owned by NAB.

Prior to that he was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and a banker with Citigroup. Schenkel is also the managing director of BGA Digital, a boutique management consulting firm.

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