Areas of Expertise

Fintech

Payments, E-Commerce, Issuing, Acquiring, Compliance, Prepaid, Alternative Payments

Growth Hacking

Engineered Marketing, Copywriting, Web Scrapping, Growth Process, Experiments, Pirate Funnel, Growth Hacks, Automation, HTML/CSS/JS

Product Management

MVP, Product-Market Fit, Ideation, Prototyping, Scaling, Activation, UI/UX

I am an experienced Fintech professional with a focus on Product Strategy and Marketing.  I am an advisor, coach and mentor to startups, a member of the FinTech Steering Committee at District 3, and previously a mentor at Founders Institute. 

I have presented workshops and spoken at conferences on topics ranging from e-wallets, risk & fraud monitoring, payments compliance and emerging payments technology in Canada and US. Presented to members of Department of Finance, Competition Bureau, OSFI, FINTRAC and have presented at Ivey Business School and McGill University. 

What others are saying:

Here are a few testimonials:

Advisory Role

“Ferhan’s advice has been exceptional to our foundation, and with his generous contribution, we have been able to make significant progress towards our goals.”

Mentor

“Ferhan Patel has been an excellent mentor and advisor for my company.  He takes the time to listen and give genuine feedback.  He would always make time for me during the day, evening or even weekends.”

Co-Worker

“There are very few people who can do what Ferhan does every day. His understanding of the industry is comprehensive and spans various different functions such a product, payments, fraud & compliance..."

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