Press Release: John Tory, Mayor Toronto Welcomes PaymentGenes

24-06-2020 | PaymentGenes news

PaymentGenes Lands in Toronto to Tap into Burgeoning FinTech Industry

Dutch Payments Recruitment Firm Chooses Toronto as Location for its North American Headquarters

Toronto, June 24, 2020 – PaymentGenes, a recruitment firm headquartered in the Netherlands, is expanding its international footprint, selecting Toronto as the location of its North American headquarters to become part of a world-leading FinTech cluster, supported by a growing technology ecosystem.

PaymentGenes is a unique Payments recruitment and consultancy company, focusing exclusively on the Payments and FinTech industries. The company was founded in Amsterdam almost six years ago by professionals from the industry and has grown to be a trusted partner in the innovative and ever-changing financial technology sector.

“I am very pleased that PaymentGenes has chosen to locate its new office in our city, which will allow them to take advantage of our unmatched talent pipeline” John Tory, Toronto Mayor

The Payments & FinTech Industry is evolving uninterruptedly

The world of Payments and FinTech is rapidly evolving, especially during these challenging times, making the need for contactless payments and eCommerce more imperative than ever before. PaymentGenes saw an opportunity to bring its knowledge and expertise to North America, to assist Canadian companies with their growth goals, recruit top industry professionals, and provide strategic consultancy for businesses to scale. PaymentGenes worked closely with Toronto Global, a team of experienced business advisors assisting global businesses to expand into the Toronto Region.


“Choosing Toronto was a no-brainer, as it is a true FinTech hub, with many innovative technology companies and an evolving payments industry,” – “The city is vibrant, diverse, and full of opportunity.” Michael Tailleur, Co-Founder, PaymentGenes.

Toronto Region As FinTech Hub

The company believes that many European companies are beginning to get the message: the Toronto Region is a great place to grow your FinTech. The convergence of the financial and technology sectors has laid the foundation for the FinTech cluster to emerge in the Toronto Region. Furthermore, with the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit, protectionist policies in the U.S., and the positive note struck by the trade agreement between Canada and the EU (CETA), FinTechs in the EU and U.K. would do well to consider expanding to the Toronto Region – home to a consistently stable political and economic climate.

“I am very pleased that PaymentGenes has chosen to locate its new office in our city, which will allow them to take advantage of our unmatched talent pipeline,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory.

“A strong technology sector, resilient financial system, and quality pool of talent puts the Toronto Region on the global FinTech map and I’m thrilled to welcome PaymentGenes to be a part of this dynamic ecosystem.”


Michael Tailleur Co-Founder, PaymentGenes +1 647-326-4818

About PaymentGenes:

PaymentGenes provides industry-leading human capital services and executive search in the payments and FinTech industry. The company specializes in building teams across a variety of positions including commercial, product, project, compliance, and IT.