A former professional squash player, Mark has founded and worked in a number of innovative financial software companies since the late 1980’s. In these roles he has typically built global sales strategies and has successfully negotiated contracts in over 45 countries spread across all corners of the world. He has also consulted to over 50 technology companies of all sizes and across many sectors on all aspects of management and funding. He particularly loves disrupting mature markets and founded Apply Financial in late 2010 with the aim of simplifying complex payments process’ and data management in the cloud and on both desktop and mobile platforms.
After building Apply into a global company with over 600 companies using its Validate API, in 2020 Apply was acquired by RELX and Mark now splits his time between being Global Head of Payments Products and a private portfolio of technology investments.
You can follow him on @markyhampton or @applyfinancial.