Management Team

Randolph W. Pinna
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bob Dowd
Senior Vice President
Stacey Prakash
Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Matthew Schillo
Chief Operating Officer
Angela Shaffer
Chief Compliance Officer
Khatuna Bezhitashvili
CAMS, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, HR
Wade Bracy
Vice President of Finance and Interim CFO
Paul Ohm
Vice President of Information Technology
Irene Vomvolakis
Vice President of Operations

 

Randolph W. Pinna

President, Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board of Currency Exchange International

Mr. Pinna was appointed the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of CXI when it began operating in October 2007. From 1989 to 2003, Mr. Pinna was President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Foreign Currency Exchange Corp. FCE Corp was a part of a friendly acquisition by Bank of Ireland Group in 2003 and Mr. Pinna remained in his role after the acquisition until October of 2007. Mr. Pinna was responsible for the growth of Foreign Currency Exchange Corp from a small, one-location operation in Tampa Bay, Florida, to being a multinational publicly-traded company on the TSX with over 30,000 customer and client bank locations.

At Bank of Ireland Group, Mr. Pinna was tested and promoted to being Chief Executive Officer for Bank of Ireland's North American Foreign Exchange Business and was one of the five executives on Bank of Ireland's US Supervisory committee. In this role, he was involved in all aspects of the five businesses of Bank of Ireland in North America, which included the Asset Management division in Toronto, the lending unit in Santa Monica, the Bank of Ireland branch in Connecticut, the foreign exchange business based in Florida, and the accounting unit in Delaware. In his supervisory role, he was heavily involved with all aspects of compliance with various state and federal regulators as well as the Bank of Ireland internal audit and risk management departments.

Having graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor degree in Finance with a focus on International Business, Mr. Pinna has over 25 years of experience in international banking with an emphasis on foreign exchange.


Bob Dowd

Senior Vice President

Bob Dowd is a 30+ year veteran of the international payments industry. His extensive industry experience includes 25 years with Travelex Global Business Payments, where he was a member of the North American Executive Board, and Cambridge Global Payments where he was Managing Director. Mr. Dowd has held a number of senior positions throughout his career, and has extensive experience spearheading strategic partnerships and leading industry segmented businesses, including financial institutions, universities, travel, eCommerce and law firms. In his previous roles, Mr. Dowd was instrumental in implementing a vertical approach to the business, supported by widespread territory and market segmentation.

Mr. Dowd joined CXI in December 2015 where he oversees the development of strategies, platforms and applications that combine the latest in online innovations, providing CXI clients and its partners integrated, international payment services.

Mr. Dowd is a member of The Electronics Payments Association (NACHA) and the Association of Financial Professionals (AFP). He has served on AFP committees, lending his experience and expertise in developing unique and valuable tools for financial professionals related to Global Treasury Services.


Stacey Prakash

Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Ms. Prakash is the Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of CXI. Ms. Prakash has more than 20 years of foreign exchange experience working with Mr. Pinna at FCE and CXI. Ms. Prakash’s background and experience has focused on strategic development, operations, and regulatory compliance and reporting. Prior to CXI, Ms. Prakash served as Chief Compliance Officer for Bank of Ireland’s FCE in both the United States and Canada. Additionally, while FCE was publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE:FXX), Ms. Prakash served as the Vice President of Operations for six years and as Chief Financial Officer for four years before the company was acquired by the Bank of Ireland.

Ms. Prakash received a Bachelor degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and a Political Science degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.


Matthew Schillo

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Schillo is the Chief Operating Officer of CXI providing leadership in the daily business lines, maintaining efficient operating procedures, and developing logistical and security protocols. Prior to working for CXI, Matthew held positions as both Vaults Manager and as Vice President in charge of the Retail Division at Foreign Currency Exchange Corp. (FCE Corp). During his six year tenure with Bank of Ireland's FCE, his focus was on updating and improving operating procedure and security within both of these divisions in addition to leading their day-to-day operations. As Vice President of Bank of Ireland's FCE's Retail Division, he trained and monitored the entire team in conjunction with FCE's Compliance Officer to ensure that all applicable US Treasury regulations were being followed on every transaction.

Mr. Schillo is a graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor degree in International Business.


Angela Shaffer

Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Shaffer is the Chief Compliance Officer for CXI and its subsidiaries. She has extensive experience advising financial institutions and their Boards of Directors on strategic, regulatory, compliance, corporate, commercial, securities, transactions, and corporate governance matters. Ms. Shaffer was previously Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer (Corporate Division) for Manulife Financial Corporation and General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at RSA Canada.


Khatuna Bezhitashvili

CAMS, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, HR

Mrs. Bezhitashvili is responsible for managing the Human Resources department covering all aspects including development of and adherence to company policies. Mrs. Bezhitashvili is member of the compliance committee forming guidelines and providing research, while also managing CXI’s federal and state licenses. Prior to joining CXI, she worked for Bank of Ireland's FCE as well as a major Orlando International Law Office specializing in International Business law.

Mrs. Bezhitashvili is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and Board Member of ACAMS Central Florida Chapter. She graduated Suma Cum Laude in Economics (1999) from the Technical University of Georgia, earned a BA in International Affairs from Rollins College in 2005, and attained her MBA from Webster University in 2011.


Wade Bracy

Vice President of Finance and Interim CFO

Mr. Bracy is the company's Vice President of Finance and Interim CFO and is responsible for the accounting team, accounting processes, cash management, and preparation of the company's financial statements. Mr. Bracy has 10 years of experience in international finance and foreign exchange working in both equities and banking which includes three years at Bank of Ireland's FCE. Mr. Bracy has been instrumental in expanding the company hedging program using his vast foreign exchange experience so that exchange risk is minimized for the company, thereby allowing CXI to be competitive without unnecessary risk.

Mr. Bracy graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting with a minor in Economics.


Paul Ohm

Vice President of Information Technology

Mr. Ohm oversees the IT department of CXI and its in-house technology solutions. His long tenure with CXI and his integral role in developing and maintaining the industry-leading web application and company-supporting networks has provided extensive expertise in Information Technology and Information Security with a focus on the financial industry.

He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems Technology from the University of Central Florida in 2008.


Irene Vomvolakis

Vice President of Operations

Ms. Vomvolakis currently oversees the company’s operations department. Her responsibilities include operations staff management, increasing operational efficiency, documenting and improving internal processes, customer service, shipping, and inventory management. Ms. Vomvolakis has over 12 years of foreign exchange and operations experience having previously worked for Bank of Ireland's FCE and as Operations Manager for CXI.

Ms. Vomvolakis graduated Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Communications and minor in Political Science.