Jonathan Summerton

Payments Executive - Racing Driver - Entrepreneur - Crypto - Strategy and Innovation

Chattanooga, TN

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Jonathan is a well educated, well-spoken individual who is driven to perform in every situation he gets involved in. I strive to overachieve and deliver more than is expected and go out of my way to accomplish the task at hand. Passion and drive that you don't find in many individuals and am always thinking outside the box. Excels in building a team that is motivated and his values and core passions run off on others. Keeping a positive attitude and look for the positive in every situation. I enjoy building teams that collaborate and work effectively and efficiently together! A growth specialist who has lead many teams to success across multiple industries. Led teams across the payments landscape, blockchain, digital currency, product, sales, and headed up regions. "Jonathan's work ethic and determination is unlike anyone I have met. He has a passion and puts his all into everything he does. He is precise and on top of everything he gets involved with, whether it be charity, business, or racing. I am impressed with the way he has handled himself in many situations." Jens Marquardt BMW Motorsport Specialties: Racing, Growth Strategy, Digital Transformation, Blockchain, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Coaching, Motivational Speaking, Team Building, Sales, Health

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Cross border money transfer
B2B payments
Work experience

Jul 2020 - Present

Northwestern Mutual

Head of Product & Strategy (π™ΏπšŠπš’πš–πšŽπš—πšπšœ)

Northwestern Mutual is here for what’s most important, helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 160 years. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and leading-edge technology to best serve our clients. Lead Product building out new payments platform and money movement for Northwestern Mutual. Working with SLT to create Agile teams and structure for quicker go to market and innovation. Work side by side with SLT, Partnerships, tech, architecture to develop, modernize and reimagine money movement for NM while thinking of new product to launch for Northwestern Mutual. Leading a team of over 70+ engineers, PM's, Designers, and architects.


Jan 2019 - Jul 2020


GM of North America

Thunes provides a cross-border network connecting and delivering smarter payment solutions for emerging economies. GM of North America helping with business development, partnerships, deliver growth and strategy for our global payout solution in North America. - Delivered 3 large banking partnerships - Helped with UI/UX of new B2B/B2C product offering - Work closely with engineering team on development of new capabilities and product design - Launched US entity and state licensing in the US - Helped develop B2B and B2C strategy and planning - Opened US HQ and benefits/payroll/hiring - Signed over $500M in business - Lead North America Team


Feb 2018 - Jan 2019


VP Of Strategic Partnerships (Acquired by MasterCard)

Transpay is a B2B/B2P cross-border payouts platform with the largest, proprietary, direct-to-bank payout network in the world. Transpay enables businesses to complete mass payouts to more than 120 countries, in over 60 currencies. Transpay serves leading e-commerce marketplaces, freelance platforms, OTA's, payment service providers (PSP's) and many other global corporations. For more information - Brought in over $1B worth of new volume to the company along with was key driver in the MasterCard acquisition.


Mar 2017 - Feb 2018


Director Enterprise Sales

We're a global leader in payments processing technology & solutions for business customers. We operate reliable & secure proprietary technology platforms, enabling companies to accept a vast array of payment types, across multiple channels, anywhere in the world. No matter what your business, we make payments simple. We are a leader in our chosen geographies & industries, with a proud history of innovation & collaboration with customers. Worldpay was a pioneer in card payments, multi-currency processing, online payments & contactless, and we’re also aiming to lead the way in expanding global reach, data analytics & optimization, & the emerging field of integrated payments. Focused on growth in the US with Enterprise businesses for one of the largest payment processing companies in the world. Help deliver ecom and Point-of-sale solutions to enterprises looking for the best customer service, rates, and features on the market. Stayed with company til acquisition by Vantiv


Apr 2013 - Mar 2017


Vice President Of Global Business Development and Product

Founding team member Develop marketing/ Sales materials along with set up CRM system to incorporate Salesforce and Base. Jonathan is a leader and a motivator who not only accelerates growth but builds long lasting business. He is exceptional at sales and growth and client management. Jonathan's role is to help with growth and develop a sales team to excel. Role: - Manage sales team - Helped with launching 3 product offerings for customers. - Worked hand in hand with engineering team to build, Q&A products, along with UX/UI - Grew Wyre from $0 to appx $500k a month in revenue. - 1500% YOY sales growth - Launched 3 new products for international markets. - Deals with Fortune 500 companies

Apr 2006 - Jan 2017

JS Enterprises LLC


Business consultant specializing in blockchain / bitcoin and business development strategy and growth hacker. We help take your company to the next level and drive traffic and revenue through your doors through our network of clients and relationships. Blockchain technology and bitcoin are areas of expertise I have spent 5+ years involved in and love helping companies understand its benefits, values, and pain points. We are here to walk you through the whole process and help make sure our strategy and business proposition is a success. Our mission isn't to be just a consultant but a partner that takes the work load off of you and makes it a success. Reach out for more info as I know we can help your business!

Apr 2006 - Jun 2014

Multiple Racing Teams

Professional Racing Driver

- Winner Sebring 12 hour -F1 Slated driver -A1GP driver -Formula 3 driver 2006-2008 -BMW factory driver β€’ Gathered press coverage in media outlets such as Road & Track, Car and Driver, Racer Magazine, Autosport and many more international publications β€’ Global motorsports champion in many series around the world. β€’ Proposed and acquired over $6 million in funding from corporate entities VW, BMW, Mophie, Monster, LaFarge, Allied, Burger King. β€’ Created elaborate marketing proposals and personally negotiated all marketing agreements and athlete contracts

Feb 2011 - Jul 2013

My Social Cloud


Helped with developing the different uses of the cloud product along with idea generation throughout the company. Beta tested some of the products. Developed new business opportunities and relationships. Helped with the acquisition of MySocialCloud by Developed marketing initiatives along with marketing plan.

Jun 2012 - Apr 2013

Media Brokers International, Inc.

VP Global Business Development / Strategy

Media Brokers International is a national, award-winning leader in the media planning and buying industry. We specialize in negotiating great values across all media channels, including print, broadcast, digital, out-of-home and direct mail. With over 20 years in the industry, MBI has earned a reputation for exceptional service and results through long-standing relationships with both clients and advertising vendors. Inc 500 Company. Developed growth strategy for the company from an international presence standpoint and gaining international advertisers. Jonathan is an exceptional business professional who is motivated and driven to excel in every endeavor he undertakes. Team oriented and has great motivational skills. - Led team to record profits of over $13 million - Generated over $35 million in sales to date - Increased profit margin by over 50% - Developed training manual/plan for Biz Dev team

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Media Brokers International

Marketing Manager

Media Brokers International is a national, award-winning leader in the media planning and buying industry. We specialize in negotiating great values across all media channels, including print, broadcast, digital, out-of-home and direct mail. With over 20 years in the industry, MBI has earned a reputation for exceptional service and results through long-standing relationships with both clients and advertising vendors. Inc 500 Company - Generated over $6 million in sales - Developed marketing materials and marketing plan. (Ranked top on google search while in charge) - Developed new lead generation techniques through marketing objectives - produced marketing material, including email marketing, call scripts, and powerpoint materials


University of Central Florida

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