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We're changing money


We know that moving your money around the world means a lot more than just changing dollars to euro, or pounds to dollars.

Every payment has a story. Maybe you're buying that dream property overseas - you know, that one with the gorgeous view that you can't stop thinking about. Maybe you're finally stepping off the treadmill and retiring somewhere you've always dreamed of. Or perhaps you're building an international e-commerce business by selling on global marketplaces and collecting sales revenues in different currencies?

Whatever your story, we want it to have the perfect ending. We'll go out of our way to make that happen, and will make sure every payment has a happily ever after.

Look how far we've come

The team

We're one of the most experienced teams in foreign exchange. Even more importantly, we're a group of people who care and who'll pull out all the stops to make sure you get the most from your currency exchange.

Below you can put a face to the name of the World First management team. And learn a little more about what makes them tick. We've all picked 3 words that really mean something to us. What would your 3 words be?

Jonathan Quin

Jonathan Quin

Chief Executive Office & Co-founder


Jonathan Quin

Jonathan Quin

Graduated with Law and Accountancy degree from the University of Edinburgh. Started at Citibank as a trader and later headed the European sales of online FX trading products. Moved to RBS as the Head of Business Development in the Financial Markets Division. Co-founded WorldFirst in January 2004.
Kerry Tremble

Kerry Tremble

Chief Financial Officer


Kerry Tremble

Kerry Tremble

Kerry is Group CFO of World First. Kerry was previously Deputy Finance Director for Lloyds Retail Bank and a partner in KPMG’s Corporate and Investment Banking Consulting practice. In the latter role, he worked with global investment banks in a range of areas including Business & Operational Strategy and Financial & Risk Management.
Millie Richardson

Millie Richardson

Chief Compliance Officer

Angkor Wat, G&T, Cake craft


Millie Richardson

Millie Richardson

Millie joined World First in June 2013, having worked as the Head of Governance and Reporting at AXA. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, she joined the Global Financial Services Audit at HSBC. After a spell at the FSA (now FCA) as an insurance supervisor, she went back to HSBC to set up the Enterprise Risk Management Function for their insurance operations, eventually becoming the Global Compliance Officer for HSBC Insurance.
Mike Ward

Mike Ward

Chief Revenue Officer


Mike Ward

Mike Ward

Grew up in Toronto and moved to the US to study Finance at Liberty College and indulge his passion for playing ice hockey. Most recently the Chief Executive Officer at OzForex. Joined WorldFirst in January 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer for North America and as one of our Joint Chief Commercial Officers.
Tim Rudman

Tim Rudman

Chief Operating Officer


Tim Rudman

Tim Rudman

Graduated with a bachelor's degree in Finance, Marketing and International Business in South Africa. Following a brief stint working in marketing, moved to London in 2007. Joined WorldFirst in 2008 as the desk assistant in the online sellers team before taking on a variety of roles including Head of Operations and, ultimately, COO.
Kelly Jackson

Kelly Jackson

Group HR Director


Kelly Jackson

Kelly Jackson

Graduated from UCL with a degree in Psychology. Went travelling around South East Asia and Australasia before starting her HR career at QAS Limited, a subsidiary of Experian Plc. Most recently headed up the HR team at Stemcor Ltd, a privately-owned international steel trading company. Joined WorldFirst as Group HR Director in November 2014.
Graham Stanton

Graham Stanton

Chief Commercial Officer (Private & Corporate)


Graham Stanton

Graham Stanton

Graduated from Nottingham University in 2003 and worked for a tech-based mergers and acquisitions firm. Joined WorldFirst in 2007 in the corporate sales team. Risen through the ranks from a senior advisor, to Manager of the Corporate Sales team and then Manager of Partnerships and Corporate Sales.
Tim Watson

Tim Watson

Head of ICT


Tim Watson

Tim Watson

Graduated from University of Nottingham in 2001 with an MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Theoretical / Computational Chemistry in 2005. Ran a successful IT consulting company helping businesses open offices worldwide and helping with deploying secure and reliable network infrastructures. Joined WorldFirst in 2009 as a software developer and systems administrator.
Mike Ward

Mike Ward

CRO and CM


Mike Ward

Mike Ward

Mike joined World First in January 2015 as Chief Executive Officer for North America and also as one of our Joint Chief Commercial Officers sitting on our Global Executive team. Prior to this he had been Chief Executive Officer at OzForex during his three year tenure and before that Business Development Manager at Jameson Bank. Mike grew up in Toronto, moving to the States to attend University and indulge his passion for playing ice hockey, while studying Finance at Liberty College. When not working he likes to spend his free time with his family or on the golf course.
Alex Arnold

Alex Arnold

Head of Partnerships


Alex Arnold

Alex Arnold

Alex Joined World First in early 2016 as a consultant to the partnerships sales team before joining us full time, and shifting roles to Global Head of Partnership Sales. He has extensive experience in leading global sales teams, having spent the past 5 years managing cross-border sales teams in the ecommerce industry. A Toronto native, Alex now spends his time adjusting to US life having relocated to our Austin office. So far he’s blending in well! In his spare time, Alex enjoys taking in live music, trying new restaurants and watching as many sports as physically possible. #GoBlueJays
Sheryl Smith

Sheryl Smith

Regional Compliance Officer


Sheryl Smith

Sheryl Smith

Sheryl joined World First in February 2016 as the Regional Compliance Officer for the Americas. Prior to joining World First, Sheryl worked extensively in the Banking industry throughout the US. Sheryl holds a CRCM designation and brings a wealth of experience to World First. In her spare time, she is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys the outdoors.
Darren Hutchinson

Darren Hutchinson

Head of Commercial


Darren Hutchison

Darren Hutchinson

Darren joined World First in January 2014 as Sales Director for the North East and has since progressed to Head of Sales. He started his career in the international payments industry back in 2002 as an entry level junior broker. He has held several positions prior to joining World First notably Head of Trading, Director of European Sales and Vice President. Darren has a strong background in sales, dealing and management and holds a B.A. from Havering College in Business and Administration.
Cara McCarty

Cara McCarty

HR Business Partner

Cara McCartyr

Cara McCarty

Cara joined World First in October 2016 as HR Business Partner for North America. Prior to this she was Director of Talent & HR at Rethink CRM and before that HR Representative at RetailMeNot. Cara grew up in the Midwest, moving to Chicago to attend Loyola University for business, and then Murray State University where she received a Master’s in Human Development and Organizational Behavior. When not working she likes to spend her free time exploring new destinations, tasting her way through the Austin restaurant scene, or playing competitive beach volleyball.
Dan Peterman

Dan Peterman

Regional Finance Manager

Dan Peterman

Dan Peterman

Dan joined World First in February 2017 as the Regional Finance Manager for the Americas. Prior to this he was most recently Sr. Financial Analyst at SunPower Corporation. Starting his career with PwC in 2007, Dan has worked extensively in Finance in the Technology and Financial Services industries. He holds a Master’s in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a licensed CPA. In his free time, he is a world traveler, a trail runner, a fitness enthusiast, and a Texas Longhorn ex-student association life member.