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Mark Ruddock

Mark Ruddock

CEO BFS Capital

About

Mark Ruddock is an experienced international CEO with two successful exits and over 20 years of experience at the helm of VC backed technology and fintech startups. He has both founded companies and comes in as a later stage CEO to help existing companies scale. His experience spans multi-country online financial services, mission-critical enterprise software, and consumer-focused mobile applications.

Currently CEO, BFS Capital. Their mission at BFS is to leverage advanced technology and data science to unlock exciting new financial products and services for underserved small businesses. Today, they provide working capital to customers in the US, Canada, and the UK (via our affiliate Boost Capital).

He is formerly Interim CEO, 4finance. He agreed to take on the interim role to help clarify strategy, accelerate the critical transformation of the business and set the company on a course for the next phase of growth.

He was the Managing Director, International at Wonga and is responsible for overseeing all businesses outside of the UK, including consumer lending businesses in Canada, Spain, Poland, and South Africa and the eCommerce and product financing business BillPay in Germany. Before that, he was the CEO of Wonga Canada.

Mark was the CEO of Viigo. When Viigo was acquired by Blackberry in 2010, the company had hundreds of partners, won numerous awards, including “PC Magazine’s Editors Choice“, the “Most Promising New Company of the Year” from the CNMA, and the “Wireless Leadership Award” from RIM, signed marquee enterprise customers such as Oppenheimer, UBS, BAT, and Scotts and been downloaded over 3MM times, becoming one of the most popular BlackBerry apps of all time.

He was the founder and CEO of INEA. A software company that was a strategic partner to many of the world's leading financial institutions, INEA had deployments in over 44 countries. Backed by RBC, Ventures West, APAX and Edgestone the company was acquired in June 2005, by Cartesis. Cartesis was subsequently acquired by Business Objects in 2007, which was later acquired by SAP.

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