Stoyan Kenderov is a highly acclaimed global products and technology leader, renowned for building, inspiring, and leading world-class product, design, and engineering teams that solve customer problems and deliver elegant product solutions that drive growth. With a track record of success in scaling technology startups and Fortune 500 companies, even in the most challenging market environments, he is a data-driven strategist who bridges technology groups, the C-suite, and boards to define a common vision.
Kenderov is passionate about customer advocacy and strives to ship products that achieve product-market fit, delight customers, and drive revenue growth. With years of experience in regulated and unregulated markets across the US, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand, he has a versatile portfolio of skills.
Some of his specific experiences include payments and financial management services for enterprises, small businesses, and consumers, peer-to-peer and marketplace lending, credit/debit/prepaid card issuance, co-branded partnerships, payments processing, mobile advertising, IPTV, Video on Demand, enterprise billing, CRM, and service management. He also has expertise in mobile and telecom platforms, internet service providers, TCP/IP routing protocols, and scalable distributed systems.
Kenderov is an experienced investor and mentor to startups, and he tracks over 1500 startups in the FinTech community. He has served on the Strategic Leadership Committee of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the ETA Mobile Payments Council, the Bulgaria Innovation Hub, and Village Capital.
He studied at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. Kenderov has held various positions in numerous organizations, including being the Chief Product and Technology Officer at Plastiq, Investor, and Advisor at Cashwave Ltd., Board Member at Langoor, SVP Head of Product and Design at LendingClub, FinTech Incubator at Village Capital, Head of Business Development, Consumer Ecosystem Group (Mint, Mint Bills, Quicken) at Intuit, Director of Product Management, IPTV and Mobile Advertising at Amdocs, Inc., Director Product Management - Mobile Products at XACCT Technologies Inc., and Sr. Software Engineer at Xlink Internet Services, GmbH, among others.