Meet the leadership behind tabbs

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Ruari Richardson

CEO

Giovanni Contaldi

COO

Jonathan Page

CTO

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Ruari Richardson

CEO

tabbs is revolutionising the payment solutions landscape under the visionary leadership of CEO Ruari Richardson, an industry stalwart with a proven track record. Richardson is a seasoned entrepreneur and industry leader with a remarkable trajectory in both commerce and logistics. As the driving force behind Tabbs since its inception in 2017, Richardson has steered the company towards becoming a trailblazer in intuitive payment solutions.

Before founding tabbs, Richardson made significant contributions to the business landscape. He established the highly successful office supplies company, OfficeBox, showcasing his astute business acumen. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Richardson served as the Sales and Operations Manager for SA and the UK at TNT Express, a global leader in international courier delivery services, from 2002 to 2009.

With this rich background in logistics and commerce, Richardson brings a unique perspective to the fintech industry. His leadership at tabbs is marked by a commitment to innovation, user-centric design, and a relentless pursuit of simplifying financial transactions for businesses. Leading a team of dynamic forward-thinkers, adept at crafting intuitive payment solutions that seamlessly integrate into the modern business ecosystem, Richardson has a keen understanding of the evolving needs of businesses. Under his guidance, Tabbs continues to redefine the payment solutions landscape, providing businesses with seamless and cutting-edge tools to navigate the evolving digital economy.

Giovanni Contaldi

COO

Giovanni Contaldi, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at tabbs, brings a wealth of entrepreneurial acumen and strategic vision to our innovative payment solutions company. As the founder of CourierIt, a specialised domestic and international express courier service, Contaldi demonstrated his ability to build successful ventures. His pioneering spirit was further evident as CourierIt was acquired by RTT, a testament to Contaldi’s knack for developing businesses with lasting impact.

Beyond his achievements in the courier industry, Contaldi’s foresight led him to invest in Take2, a move that culminated in the company’s acquisition by the renowned e-commerce platform, Takealot. His involvement in the click-and-collect network, Pargo, as an investor underscores his commitment to fostering advancements in the e-commerce landscape.

At tabbs, Contaldi leverages his multifaceted expertise to drive operational excellence and strategic growth. His legacy of successful ventures and strategic investments positions him as a driving force behind Tabbs’ mission to redefine and simplify payment solutions. With Contaldi at the helm, tabbs continues to forge new frontiers in the realm of intuitive and transformative financial technology.

Jonathan Page

CTO

Jonathan Page, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of tabbs, is an industry luminary at the forefront of technological innovation in the payments landscape. With an illustrious career, Page’s expertise has been honed through key leadership roles, making him an invaluable asset to the Tabbs team.

Formerly the CTO/CIO at Payfast, a prominent online payment processing service, Page played a pivotal role in shaping the technological backbone of digital transactions. His strategic vision and technical prowess were further demonstrated during his tenure as the Managing Director at The Classifieds and Snapply.com. Notably, Snaply.com, an initiative allowing South African businesses to establish online stores, thrived under his leadership.

Page’s commitment to pushing technological boundaries aligns seamlessly with tabbs’ mission to provide intuitive payment solutions. His wealth of experience in driving digital platforms and his entrepreneurial spirit make him an instrumental force in tabbs’ pursuit of revolutionizing financial technology. With Page at the helm of technology strategy, tabbs continues to be at the forefront of cutting-edge solutions that empower businesses in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.