Our Team

Jordan Lawrence

Jordan Lawrence

Founding Partner & CEO

Jordan founded the Payments & Cards Network in 2006 and has been involved in Payments since 2002, he has a background in Water-sports tuition and is originally from the UK. Jordan has lived in several countries around the world, including the USA, Portugal & the Canary Islands and has passion for the sea. When he is not in the office you can find him travelling to sunny destinations, surfing or kite surfing depending on the conditions.

Rogier Rouppe van der Voort

Rogier Rouppe van der Voort

Commercial Director

Rogier graduated from Maastricht University with a MSc in Finance. He spent 8 months in Mumbai, India working as an ambassador to The Netherlands and business consultant. Rogier is Dutch and currently lives in Amsterdam. When he is not in the office he can be found playing music on his over sized Amsterdam roof terrace.

Hielke Heida

Hielke Heida

Recruitment Consultant

Hielke joined the Payments & Cards Network in 2016 to help us continue our expansion into Dutch and German payments and ecommerce markets. He has a background in operational and commercial management in the brokerage industry. Hielke is also a professional football referee who has caps in the Jupiler League - so he understands well how to broker compromise between conflicted parties! Outside of work Hielke is a keen traveller, spending a year in Latin American where he learnt Spanish fluently.

Sam Spall

Sam Spall

Headhunter Risk & Fraud Specialist

Sam joined Payments & Cards Network in 2016 to head up the Risk & Fraud initiative. He has a wealth of recruitment experience having worked as a Consultant and Sales Analyst within recruitment organisations. The skills learnt from both these roles have been incredibly valuable to giving Sam a solid understanding of recruitment. He came over to The Netherlands 2 years ago to head up an initiative in the Oil & Gas industry, and now is very much looking forward to heading up another in the Payments industry. Aside from recruitment, Sam runs a number projects in the music industry around event organisation and PR. Whilst speaking proudly of his beloved football team – Crystal Palace!

Lewis Michael Howard

Lewis Michael Howard

Senior Recruitment Consultant / UK & IRE Country Manager

Lewis joined the Payments & Cards Network in 2015, keen to put his recruitment and business development skills to work in the fun, explosive field of Payments and FinTech. Originally from Essex, England, prior to P&CN Lewis worked in IT Contract recruitment for a global recruitment brand out of London, England, and as a Sales Trader for a successful derivatives trading house in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He possesses a BSc in Political Science & Economics from the University Of Wales, and a MSc in International Relations from the University Of Amsterdam. Outside of work, you'll find Lewis either; wine tasting, at yoga, (failing to) learn Dutch, or feet up with a copy of the Financial Times.

Amir Abdin

Amir Abdin

Head of Marketing

Amir is the creative brain of the Payments & Cards Network and heads up our marketing department. Having lived in several countries around the world he gained a lot of international experience on both a personal as well as a professional level. As the Head of Marketing, Amir is responsible for increasing brand awareness and managing the network. When he is not in the office you can find him enjoying Amsterdam's scenery or gaming with his friends.

Charles Guinet

Charles Guinet

VP Global Consulting

Charles has been in recruitment since 2009 working high end technical roles in Fin Tech and Enterprise Technologies. He worked for several recruitment companies throughout his professional career gathering experiences on various levels. Charles comes originally from France and has been living in The Netherlands since 2010. Charles joined the Payments & Cards Network in 2014 and and due to his language skills, he is working mainly with our French clients and is expanding the network in these markets. When Charles is not in the office he can be found in his kitchen preparing one of his famous authentic French cheese fondue, tasting wine or enjoying a bike ride along the canals of beautiful Amsterdam

Duc Dang

Duc Dang

Marketing Manager

Duc joined the Payments & Cards Network in 2015 as a Marketing Manager. Originally, he comes from Vietnam and he has gathered many international experiences in his professional as well as personal life. Duc majors in Media & Entertainment Management with his main focus being marketing in Social Media and strategic partnerships. He is also responsible for the look & feel of our digital publication PCM. When Duc is not in the office, he can be found roaming around Amsterdam, enjoying the nightlife the city has to offer.

 Anna Yakimets

Anna Yakimets

Technical Pre-Sales/Integration Specialist

Anna joined Payments & Cards Network recruitment team in 2016 to work on the Pre-Sales & Integration market. Originally from Russia, Anna gained international experiences while studying and working in five different countries. She has a background in the legal recruitment industry focused on the BeNeLux region. When Anna is not in the office, she is exploring new places, enjoying extreme sports or trying new cuisines.

Lucas Schweiger

Lucas Schweiger

Headhunter, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Specialist

Lucas has a British / German background, growing up in both countries. He graduated from Maastricht University and United Nations University in Maastricht, with a BA in Political Science and a MSc in Public Policy & Development. He joined PCN on the 1st November and specialises in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, expanding the network in this area. He loves the fast paced tech world, innovations and of course bitcoin! On the side, he runs a foundation that works as a startup incubator for refugees. Lucas also loves to go to events and has a deep passion for music.

Giovanna Adam

Giovanna Adam

Recruitment Consultant / Latam

Giovanna is the latest addition to Payments & Cards Network in 2016 to help us continue our expansion into the LATAM payments and eCommerce markets. Originally a lawyer from Brazil, her expertise lies in the fields of creative sourcing techniques as well as the successful placement of international candidates into a variety of jobs. Outside of work, Giovanna enjoys playing Capoeira and taking pictures with her Lomo cameras.

Layla Durrani

Layla Durrani

Office Manager

Layla joined in 2016, as the Office Manager in Amsterdam. She grew up in San Francisco before going to school in New York and eventually finding her way to the Netherlands through work. Layla studied Popular Visual Culture within the field of Art History and studio art. In her free time she enjoys biking around the city, visiting museums and galleries and going out dancing with her friends.

Sam O'Brien

Sam O'Brien

Recruitment Consultant / UK & IRE

Sam joined Payments and Cards Network in 2016 having recently moved to the Netherlands. He is heading up the Irish market as well as working with the UK team. Previously Sam worked as an Investment Analyst for a wealth management firm in his home town of Dublin, before this Sam spent a year in London where he got his MSc in Financial Economics. These few years have given him some important insight into the Irish and UK job markets. Sam is currently loving Amsterdam's music, coffee and canals. He's looking forward to jumping in his car and travelling to new parts of Europe.

Amélie Berille

Amélie Berille

Recruitment Consultant

Amélie has a background as a recruiter in the banking sector in France.
She graduated from Lyon University with a MA in Human Resources Management.
Having recently moved to the Netherlands, she joined the Payments & Cards Network in 2017 to help us continue our expansion into French payments and e-commerce markets.
Outside of work, Amélie can be found in one of Amsterdam's famous restaurants with friends, discovering new fancy places or skiing in the French Alps.