Esosa Taire
Skill Score
Professional (3/6)
Consumer Tech Finance Tech Information Technology
IT Project Manager at Fintech Galaxy

Hi, I am Esosa, an accomplished Senior Project Manager within the FinTech, Financial Services & Payments world, who brings expertise in the stakeholder management and partnering with VISA, MasterCard and FinTech payment companies. A capable leader of teams, I have coached key talent to unlock their potential, including project managers to confidentially lead projects. I bring expertise in project and operations management, and the ability to be a product owner in the development of open banking and FinTech products and platforms. Dedicated leader with a strong history of working with major card schemes and providers the world over, I excel in fast-paced, globally facing roles and challenges to steer future-fit operations, projects and products in an ever-changing finance and payments industry.

Evaluated for Senior Product Manager and Generalist PM role archetype
Performance by Category
Top Skills
Negotiation Stakeholder alignment Writing and presentation Agile methodologies Performance tracking Market analysis Market positioning Distribution planning Data retrieval Relationship building Product requirements User journey and personas Metrics definition Listening
Skill Progression

Delivery Lead Platform Infrastructure /IT Operations

Enterprise Project Manager/ Operations Manager

?Innovates the governance structure behind Fintech projects, and controls project intake, evaluation, selection, and plan alignment to strategic objectives
?Successfully introduces new operational frameworks, incorporate new Operations, HR, and Project frameworks responsible for guiding agile, dynamic teams in projects
? Spearheads change management across Fintech Galaxy, analyses and uses change to ensure short-term and long-term business ambitions are captured
? Identifies, documentation, and improvement needs in internal processes, refines policies and procedures, and introduces new frameworks to sustain ISO and industry compliance
? Manages the incorporation of new subsidiaries in Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
? Successfully develops operational processes and create learning centres for project teams
? Performance coaches, trains, and educates teams to execute mission-critical project deliverables

Product Development (Post Graduate Internship)

? Generated exciting, dynamic product ideas using design thinking that synergised with Crenov8 vision, market drivers and opportunities in key markets
? Produced pitch decks, proposals, and elevator decks for presentation to management for budget investment, and to investors for seed/angel funding
? Generated feature definition documents as a part of the product development lifecycle, key to ensure products meet development goals
? Created 2 major pitch deck proposals used to capture new business from a new and existing client and resulted in new product development project wins

FinTech Consultant

? Executed a deep-dive research project to create an insightful research document that recommended change to Card products, Card schemes and FinTech platforms
? Analysed changes in industry regulation, and generated impact assessments for FinTech and Card based products
? Advised on key client and internal project opportunities that would further the brand’s use of FinTech to sustain a competitive business edge

Snr. Project Manger- Digital Commerce Group

? Executed a key project that resulted in a collaboration between VISA and Interswitch, and enabled access to the mVisa platform via the use of QR code systems
? Spearheaded a major re-engineer of project processes and introduction of a new Project Management Process Map that was key to attaining ISO 9001:2015
? Coached project managers 1:1 to scale-up their capability and unlock their potential that resulted in a +$2.7million boost in revenue in Q3 2019
? Designed and introduced a new suite of training manuals to standardize Project Management processes, fast-track roadmap development and improve project success rates – supported c-level stakeholder communications in live projects

Snr. Project Manager- Payment Processing Group

? Acted as a business partner between a portfolio of active projects and c-level stakeholders within the payment processing group to ensure that all projects met strict financial, schedule, cost, quality, and benefits goals
? Boosted performance of project teams through learner needs analysis, and the realignment of training materials and a learner road map that upscaled talent
? Guided a pre-sales process project with the direct sales team which was key to the 2017/18 budget breaking goals by $172k
? Collaborated on a payment processing acceleration project, managed commercial teams to achieve +$517k in project revenue and +$2.8m in transaction revenue
? Used progressive leadership methodologies to inspire and unlock the potential of teams which resulted in a boost of customer satisfaction to +81% in 2017

Project Manager, PMO

? Created synergies between Financial Institutions, merchants, and payment processing teams to steer improvement projects for greater efficiency surrounding revenue collection, bulk, retail, and bill payments
? Successfully onboarded new clients to MasterCard and Visa Access Control Server, and oversaw the SecureCode Authentication process via 2IDENTIFI
? Owned the project lifecycle, and spearheaded secure MasterCard services for 10+ financial institutions in Nigeria and 10 other African countries
? Secured VISA issuance for 8 financial institutions as a third-party processor
? Expanded Interswitch presence on the SecureCode Platform through the negotiation and acquisition of a partnership with Cardinal Commerce USA
? Owned RAID, opportunities, change and process improvement via Lean Six Sigma methodology led projects

Product Analyst- Transaction Dispute Resolution

? Steered a key upgrade to the Arbitration Platform that reduced errors, streamlined the user experience, and promoted PCI DSS compliance
? Achieved a 40% reduction in financial loss via the claims management system through the standardization of the ATM journal content across member banks and ATM vendors
? Improved dispute resolution core processes through changes to claim management journey and functional change to the claim’s platform
? Used customer feedback from merchants and member banks to identify key platform improvements and generated business cases for further investment

Degree Programs

Master’s degree, International Business Management with Marketing

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Microbiology, General

Licenses and Certifications

ISO 27001 Implementation Step-by-step

Making Quick Decisions

Certified SAFe® 5.0 Practitioner

Product Masterclass: How to Build your Product Career

Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC)

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Training Course

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

PMP® Certification Training Course

PRINCE2® Practitioner

ITIL V3 foundation