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Tomas Prochazka, MSc
Stockholm, Sweden • +46 761 621 374 • prochaz.tom@gmail.com
Professional Experience
Stockholm, Sweden
VP Product
01/2019 - today
• Built the product organisation from 0 to ~25 members, leading Product Management, Design
and Analytics teams through company’s growth from 35 to 350+ employees (150+ devs split
between Sweden and Poland), three acquisitions, raising $200+M, becoming the EU industry
leader in the Open Banking space and becoming one of the most regarded fintechs in Europe
• Member of the executive management team, responsible for the orchestration of product
development and strategy that has led to establishment of 4 core products and launching in
12 new markets while working alongside key engineering and commercial stakeholders.
Time spent ~⅓ on team development, ⅓ product strategy & ⅓ stakeholder mgmt
• Spent the last ~6 months building up and leading brand new Payments unit with full
ownership of P&L, product offering, sales and marketing responsibilities
Head of Product, Enterprise
10/2017 – 12/2018
First Product Management hire at Tink, leading the developments, strategy and go-to-market
definition of our newly formed SaaS branch (in an originally B2C company)
Stockholm, Sweden
Product Lead Payments
01/2017 – 09/2017
• Responsible for all strategic & tactical matters of iZettle’s core product that represented
~90% of company’s $50+M revenue and in charge of setting up & leading two (online and
alternative payment methods) teams that have since expanded iZettle’s payment portfolio
beyond Point of Sale payments. iZettle was acquired for $2.2B in 2018 by PayPal
Product Director Card Payments
09/2015 – 12/2016
Leading top talent team of 15+ cross-functional team members responsible for all technical,
product, design and operational aspects of the card payment product at POS - including App
development, acquiring integrations and new hardware design
• Managing key internal (country and department leads) as well as external stakeholders (card
brand schemes, acquiring banks, hardware vendors)
• Fully responsible for development of and integration of world's first custom build contactless
enabled chip&pin mobile reader
Product Owner Card Payments
09/2014 – 08/2015
Managed team of 10+ members (developers, designers, QAs) through scrum based methods
UL Transaction Security
Leiden, Netherlands
Mobile & Payment Consultant
• Advised multiple global banks on development and deployment of mobile, NFC and
contactless card technologies, key projects include:
• Advisor for Telecommunications Ministry, Dubai, UAE (10 months)
- Set up test centre for world’s first national mobile identity & payments platform to be
used by banks and other service providers onboarding the platform
- Developed strategy for expansion of mobile ticketing technologies in public transport
• Advisor for ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank, The Netherlands (7 months)
- Led the technical implementation and coordination of all partners (banks, OEMs, chip
vendors, App developers) in a Dutch national NFC payment pilot project which
provided basis for the banks’ country wide launches
Internships & other work assignments
Advisor at Trashy Bags, Accra, Ghana
Strategic Advisor for Curaçao Airport Holding, Curaçao
Six-Sigma Intern at GE Aviation, Prague, Czech Republic
Research Assistant at Imperial College, London, UK
Delft University of Technology
Delft, The Netherlands
MSc Degree in ‘Management of Technology’
• Awarded full merit scholarship for the entire program, graduated in the top 5% of the class
• Master thesis advising Bluerise, Dutch offshore engineering startup
• Semester exchange at Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Czech Technical University
Prague, Czech Rep.
BSc. Degree in ‘Mechanical Engineering’
09/2006 – 08/2010
• Scholarship for exceptional academic results for the entire bachelor program, graduated in
the top 5% of the class
• Full scholarship for summer programme at University of Seoul, South Korea and two
semester exchange at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK
Passionate photographer, nature lover, world traveller
Marathoner, Dutch national floorball champion (2012/13)
Attended high school in the USA (2004-2005)
Languages: English (Professional proficiency), Czech (Native), German (rudimentary),
Swedish (rudimentary)