Roslyn Lavery

Partnerships | Business development | Product Management


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Cape Town, South Africa

I am a solutions-driven, strategic thinker with over ten years of experience spanning roles in partnerships, business development, product management and community engagement. I have a passion for innovation, technology, and learning, and leverage a background in finance and programming to effectively navigate complex collaborative projects involving a wide range of internal and external partners.

Areas of expertise
Product Strategy consultation in payments industry

Led strategic partnerships and product strategy at Yoco. Yoco is a technology company building payment and other tools and services for small businesses. I led cross-functional projects focused on the payment layers, covering processing, hardware, and regulation. I managed relationships with the key banking, card association, payment processing and integration partners. ‐ Directed a cross-functional internal team of 15+ people and multiple external teams to launch a new payment switch, bringing key components inhouse and reducing the transaction processing cost by 10-30%. ‐ Led negotiation, partner sourcing, and successful launch of the first device to run on the new switch, exceeding expectations and doubling sales figure