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Wave has changed how entrepreneurs make money, move money and track money. 

Focusing specifically on small and micro businesses, Wave provides tailored financial services (payments, payroll) embedded in award-winning, 100% free software (accounting, invoicing, receipt scanning, personal finance). 

More than 3.5 million entrepreneurs in more than 200 countries around the world have registered with Wave to improve profitability, ease stress and save time. 

Wave has won numerous awards for growth, innovation and company culture, including Deloitte Fast 50, Deloitte North American Fast 500, KPMG Fintech 100, CB Insights Fintech 250, Canadian Innovation Awards (Financial Services), Canada's Best Workplaces and many more. 


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Kirk Simpson

CEO and co-founder

A serial entrepreneur and lead-from-the-front CEO, Kirk has guided Wave to being an internationally disruptive fintech, raising nearly $100 million in funding, and building a team of 185 people. Kirk has also served as advisor to Next 36 and provides mentorship to young entrepreneurs and startup visionaries.

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Paul Marshall


Paul has delivered senior operational and financial leadership at successful tech companies for nearly two decades, including CFO and SVP Operations roles at Influitive, and CEO at Ivara leading to its successful acquisition.

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Ashira Gobrin

SVP, People & Culture

Ashira has spent the last 22 years as a thought leader and expert, building high-performance teams in global, fast-growing tech companies. Previous roles include leading global operations at Vision Critical, Delvinia and Grey Worldwide, where Ashira combined hands-on operational experience with her ability to turn great potential into measurable results.

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Les Whiting

SVP, Financial Services

One of North America's leading payments experts with over 25 years of financial services experience and key roles at First Data and TD Bank, Les created Wave's financial services strategy, including industry-leading proprietary financial, risk and fraud detection platforms. Les is an active investor and advisor to fintech startups.

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Ideshini Naidoo

SVP, Engineering

Having headed corporate electronic banking across Africa at Barclays Bank, and as Chief Information Officer of Rand Merchant Bank's Corporate Bank, Ideshini brings deep financial technology experience as she leads Wave's 50+ engineers.

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Mani Fazeli

SVP, Product

A serial entrepreneur and former engineer with a passion for customer empathy, Mani leads product and design at Wave. He previously co-founded three successful companies including ContextLogic and Betterez.

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Peter Carrescia

SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development

Peter has spent over 25 years at the intersection of technology, finance and innovation. Peter has served as president of NEXT Canada and has held senior roles at leading Canadian VC and technology firms including OMERS Ventures, Microsoft and IBM. Today, Peter leads strategy, corporate and business development at Wave.