Meet the Team.

Dream Payments enables merchants to sell everywhere using mobile devices. Dream’s cloud-based payment platform combined with its mobile point of sale device allows merchants to accept credit and debit cards, access rich analytics and reports, and provide digital receipts to customers. Dream’s solutions are secure, EMV compliant, and accept Contactless and Chip payment cards.

The company is head-quartered in Liberty Village, Toronto, Canada.

 
Brent Ho-Young

Brent Ho-Young

CEO

Brent is the Chief Executive Officer for Dream Payments responsible for the development and execution of Dream Payments short and long-term strategy as well as for all day–to-day management decisions and business development. Prior to Dream, Brent co-founded DonRiver Inc., a technology consulting software development firm that has specialized in mobile payment solutions and has expanded to 8 countries since 2006. Prior to DonRiver, Brent served as a technology consultant for a global management and technology consulting firm where he defined and implemented operational software solutions for Tier 1 mobile operators. Brent is also an active investor in and advisor to Canadian mobility focused startups including Kili Technologies, Bubl Technology, and Smile Telecom. Brent holds a bachelor degree in Engineering and Management from McMaster University and was a former president of the Harvard Business School' Summer Venture in Management Program’s alumni association.

Alex Walker

Alex Walker

CFO

Alex is the Chief Commercial Officer for Dream Payments responsible for managing all commercial and financial aspect of the business. Alex is also the Co-CEO of Kili Technology Corporation as well as Managing Partner of Rouge River Capital. From May 2008 to May 2013, Alex was the Director, Chairman, President and CEO at SMTC, a global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider. Prior to that, Alex was the President at Ecosystem, a Design-Build firm specializing in energy efficiency. He has also held C-level positions at Blackmore Partners, Cube Route, and Abridean. He has a strong background in strategy, business development, capital raising and acquisitions. Alex has also served on the boards of directors of several private and public technology companies. Alex received his MBA from the University of Chicago and earned his Engineering Degree from Queen’s University.

Long Va

Long Van

CTO

Long is the Chief Technology Officer for Dream Payments responsible for the development and delivery of the end-to-end enterprise mobile payment solution. Long Van has amassed a comprehensive knowledge of enterprise-wide business integration initiatives in the telecommunication and financial communities through thirteen years of experience in these industries.

Long also holds the role of Chief Technology Officer at DonRiver, where he focuses on the architecture and implementation of mobile financial service initiatives for numerous clients and holds the position of mobile financial services solution architect. Prior to joining DonRiver in 2006, Long served as an enterprise application integration technology consultant for various top-tier global management and consulting firms, including Accenture, Deloitte and CGI, where he concentrated on business and systems integration within the communications sector.

Long earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. In addition to his undergraduate education, Long received a diploma in Information Technology Management from the Canadian Information Technology College in Toronto.

Anant Tailor

Anant Tailor

COO

Anant is the Chief Operating Officer at Dream Payments where he is responsible for the daily operations of the company including product management; go to market strategy and all customer engagements and delivery. Anant is also the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Client Services for DonRiver’s Mobile Financial Services practice. Anant has deep expertise and knowledge of the digital financial services eco–system and has successfully delivered strategic solutions for DonRiver clients around the world. Anant is also a co-founder and Director of Mobile Money Canada, the country’s leading event focused exclusively on building and showcasing the Canada’s surging mobile money industry. Prior to joining DonRiver, Anant held the position of Senior Manager at global management and technology consulting firm, where he worked with Telecom Operators around the world to integrate and deliver Service Fulfillment and Network Management solutions. Anant is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University.

Chad Whittaker

Chad Whittaker

CIO

 

Chad Whittaker

Jordan Cohen

CCO

 

Chad Whittaker

Christian Ali

CMO

 

Brent Ho-Young

CEO

Brent is the Chief Executive Officer for Dream Payments responsible for the development and execution of Dream Payments short and long-term strategy as well as for all day–to-day management decisions and business development. Prior to Dream, Brent co-founded DonRiver Inc., a technology consulting software development firm that has specialized in mobile payment solutions and has expanded to 8 countries since 2006. Prior to DonRiver, Brent served as a technology consultant for a global management and technology consulting firm where he defined and implemented operational software solutions for Tier 1 mobile operators. Brent is also an active investor in and advisor to Canadian mobility focused startups including Kili Technologies, Bubl Technology, and Smile Telecom. Brent holds a bachelor degree in Engineering and Management from McMaster University and was a former president of the Harvard Business School' Summer Venture in Management Program’s alumni association.

Alex Walker

CFO

Alex is the Chief Commercial Officer for Dream Payments responsible for managing all commercial and financial aspect of the business. Alex is also the Co-CEO of Kili Technology Corporation as well as Managing Partner of Rouge River Capital. From May 2008 to May 2013, Alex was the Director, Chairman, President and CEO at SMTC, a global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider. Prior to that, Alex was the President at Ecosystem, a Design-Build firm specializing in energy efficiency. He has also held C-level positions at Blackmore Partners, Cube Route, and Abridean. He has a strong background in strategy, business development, capital raising and acquisitions. Alex has also served on the boards of directors of several private and public technology companies. Alex received his MBA from the University of Chicago and earned his Engineering Degree from Queen’s University.

Long Van

CTO

Long is the Chief Technology Officer for Dream Payments responsible for the development and delivery of the end-to-end enterprise mobile payment solution. Long Van has amassed a comprehensive knowledge of enterprise-wide business integration initiatives in the telecommunication and financial communities through thirteen years of experience in these industries.

Long also holds the role of Chief Technology Officer at DonRiver, where he focuses on the architecture and implementation of mobile financial service initiatives for numerous clients and holds the position of mobile financial services solution architect. Prior to joining DonRiver in 2006, Long served as an enterprise application integration technology consultant for various top-tier global management and consulting firms, including Accenture, Deloitte and CGI, where he concentrated on business and systems integration within the communications sector.

Long earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. In addition to his undergraduate education, Long received a diploma in Information Technology Management from the Canadian Information Technology College in Toronto.

Anant Tailor

COO

Anant is the Chief Operating Officer at Dream Payments where he is responsible for the daily operations of the company including product management; go to market strategy and all customer engagements and delivery. Anant is also the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Client Services for DonRiver’s Mobile Financial Services practice. Anant has deep expertise and knowledge of the digital financial services eco–system and has successfully delivered strategic solutions for DonRiver clients around the world. Anant is also a co-founder and Director of Mobile Money Canada, the country’s leading event focused exclusively on building and showcasing the Canada’s surging mobile money industry. Prior to joining DonRiver, Anant held the position of Senior Manager at global management and technology consulting firm, where he worked with Telecom Operators around the world to integrate and deliver Service Fulfillment and Network Management solutions. Anant is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University.

Chad Whittaker

CIO

 

Jordan Cohen

CCO

 

Christian Ali

CMO