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Paytron founders Jaco Veldsman and Francois Henrion

Our story

Paytron was founded in 2020 by Jaco Veldsman and Francois Henrion, a passionate financial and technology duo with a shared background in treasury.

Having met through a mutual friend, they bonded over their desire to give everyday businesses access to the best finance tools, normally only available to large businesses. So, they set out on a mission to build a team and a product that could help.

Why Paytron?

The word “patron” describes someone who supports a business, organisation or cause. This is what we want to achieve. At the core it’s about helping businesses. And the “pay” was added in to become Paytron.

How we got here


Winner of Xccelerate 2022 - Commonwealth Bank’s venture-scaling arm, x15ventures.

Winner of the 'FinTech Startup of the Year' at the FinTech Awards.

Represented Australia at the UK Fintech Week in London.

Raised $5M in funding.

Paytron founders at UK FinTech Week London


Raised $4.4M in seed funding.

Top 10 Australian Fintech Startup by Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).

Paytron is announced is a Top 10 Australian Fintech Startup by Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).


Hired our first employee and gained our first customer.

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Our team

Paytron is made up of an all-star team from some of the world’s most exciting companies. Together, we continuously strive to create the best experience for our customers, whilst having fun along the way.

An experienced team of FinTech all stars

Francois Henrion, Co-Founder of Paytron

Francois Henrion

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Francois is co-founder of Paytron. He has worked in global investment banking for over 20 years. He was previously Head of Digital Trading Global Markets at Standard Bank South Africa and Head of Equity Finance Trading at Barclays Africa Group Limited.

Jaco Veldsman, Co-Founder of Paytron

Jaco Veldsman

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Jaco is co-founder of Paytron. He spent 12 years working around the world in banking and finance positions before settling in Australia, where after a few years in banking, he became the Chief Revenue Officer of ABN AMRO (APAC) and CEO of Epoch Capital (UK).

Stu Hallows, Chief Risk Officer at Paytron

Stu Hallows

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Stu is Chief Risk Officer at Paytron. He has over 20 years of experience and expertise, establishing and improving structures, risk frameworks and operating models in financial services and fintech businesses. He was previously COO of Xchainge, and CEO of NexPay and Director of Operations (APAC) at Pacific Western Union Business Solutions.

Ingrid Heal, Head of Partnerships at Paytron

Ingrid Heal

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Ingrid is Head of Partnerships at Paytron. She builds strategic partnerships to help scale and distribute Paytron to provide simple intelligent payments to SME businesses and their advisors. She was previously Business Development, Partnerships & Senior Account Manager at MYOB Payments and Vice President of Commercial Payment Solutions (ANZ) at Mastercard.

Graeme Burt, Head of Sales at Paytron

Graeme Burt

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Graeme is Head of Sales at Paytron. He helps customers drive payment efficiency, is customer obsessed and drives business performance. He was previously Head of Sales at MYOB, and Vice President (JAPAC) at NetSuite.

Justin Stals, Product Lead at Paytron

Justin Stals

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Justin is Product Lead at Paytron with a background in software engineering and product design. He was previously Software Engineer and Research Analyst Intern at AirTree Ventures, and Data-Driven Product Developer at Stake.

Michael Jones

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Michael Jones is Paytron’s Principal Engineer. He ensures Paytron is built on the best tech and is highly experienced in designing and developing systems and solutions for clients with demanding requirements. He’s uniquely gifted at translating technical jargon into language that everyone can understand!

Fiona Tran-Wong, Head of Account Management at Paytron

Fiona Tran-Wong

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Fiona is Head of Account Management at Paytron. She was previously Key Account Manager at Tyro Payments and Director of Operations at SimplePay.

Sarah Yancey, Head of Marketing at Paytron

Sarah Yancey

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Sarah is Head of Marketing at Paytron. She is a strategic, data-driven marketer with international experience across Europe and Asia Pacific. She was previously Head of Marketing at KeyPay, Marketing Manager Sales Enablement at Intuit and UKI Financial Services Communications Lead at Accenture.


Is Paytron safe?

We are an AUSTRAC reporting entity and meet the stringent regulatory obligations of the AML/CTF Act 2006. We are regulated by ASIC and hold an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL No. 527320). Our operations are subject to stringent risk management policies and procedures following ISO 31000 standards. 

How do we keep your money safe?

We treat client money separate to our own by holding it in trust with an ADI as per the requirements of 981B of the Corporations Act 2001.

Is my data safe?

All data uploaded to Paytron is AES-256 encrypted for utmost security and FIPS 140-2 compliant. We follow data protection laws under Australian Privacy Principles and GDPR where required.

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