We are really proud to profile Amanda Mesler, CEO Earthport as part of our IWD 2019 celebrations. She’s used her career success to support other women and also to promote greater gender diversity.
Amanda Mesler has 30 years of extensive international leadership and general management experience at CEO and board level and held leadership positions as CEO, COO, Chief Client Officer, and Corporate Strategy Officer.
She is the CEO of Earthport, an AIM listed, global payments company, as well as a Non-Executive Director with National Grid. After resetting the strategy for the company and launching an overall transformation, the performance and value of the company has increased significantly. The stock price has grown from 7p to over 45p in 8 months. Currently, Earthport is competitively under bid from two of the largest payment companies in the world – Visa and MasterCard. She is also a Non-Executive Director for Ensygnia, a payments technology start-up. She was a Non-Executive Director for Pace, a FTSE 250 company, until the company was successfully sold to Arris in early 2016.
Amanda’s early career was with GE, a Fortune 10 company and multi-national conglomerate, as the Asia Pacific Market Manager, responsible for developing business for the electric vehicle controls product line for GE. She had full P&L responsibility and launched the business in Japan, Taiwan and mainland China.
Amanda joined KPMG in 1994 in the supply chain practice serving clients in manufacturing, chemicals, energy, and retail industries and quickly became a partner in 1999. She transferred to Houston in 2000 to create the Oil and Gas practice for KPMG Consulting, which became the fastest growing practice for KPMG. She also spent time as the Global Leader for Energy for EDS to lead the repositioning of EDS beyond a commodity IT provider.
From 2005 to 2007, Amanda was a corporate officer and the VP of Strategy and Organisation design for SYSCO, which is a Fortune 100 level Food Service company. Amanda led engaging strategy sessions annually with the Board of Directors. Her operational responsibilities included leading the transformation of the company from a food service company into a world class supply chain company and assessing the execution risks.
Upon joining Logica in 2007 as CEO, North America, Amanda successfully transformed an unprofitable products business with limited connection to Europe into a high margin service business, leveraging Logica’s European strengths to grow the US client base. The business increased in size and value by and became one of the fastest growing businesses in Logica.
Following her success in North America, Amanda was appointed to the Executive Committee in January 2010, relocating to London, as the Chief Client Officer. Amanda created this function for Logica globally to drive client intimacy throughout the organisation and raise the market profile. Soon after, Amanda was appointed as the CEO, Business Consulting to further reposition Logica and grow business led technology services, including executive responsibility for the partner ecosystem, including Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle.
Prior to the CEO position at Earthport, Amanda was the General Manager of the Enterprise Business, Central Eastern Europe for Microsoft. She also spent time as the Chief Operating Officer of Misys, a Vista Equity portfolio company to transform the operations of the company to enable significant revenue growth.
Amanda has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Marketing from Western Carolina University. She is a member of YPO international, and a member of the Women’s Network of YPO.
Amanda is passionate about helping other professional women create and achieve their ambitions. She is a regular speaker at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and does other speaking engagements around the world. Amanda loves all types of sports. She is an avid marathon runner, running 20 marathons, and the 124th woman who successfully completed a marathon on every continent as part of the 7 Continent Marathon Club.