Meet Our Expert Team
Christopher Scanlon created Aurae Lifestyle because he wanted a membership program that celebrated individuality, legacy and personal success while also meeting the financial needs of its members. After two years of product development, patents and numerous financial services approvals, Chris and his team created the Aurae Lifestyle Program. The world’s first bespoke lifestyle management and card membership program.
Prior to starting Aurae Lifestyle, Mr. Scanlon headed up Card Limited Corporation (CLC), a leading issuer of prepaid debit cards and innovative credit card solutions. Prior to CLC, he founded PMA Media Group, Inc an interactive marketing agency. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Scanlon has built and sold four other businesses in product distribution and fulfillment and interactive marketing. Mr. Scanlon holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Utah Valley University and is a member of the Utah Jazz Advisory Board.
Lori Kirkham brings years of legal and financial experience to the Nvayo/Aurae team. She has experience with both Visa and MasterCard in the prepaid debit card space, including bank contracts, program management contracts, and program processing contracts. Experience in compliance with BSA, MSB, AML, privacy, and OFAC. Her specialties include software licensing, intellectual property contracts for private business and US/international government procurement, and contract drafting and negotiation. Ms. Kirkham holds a JD, Law degree from Brigham Young University.
Chris has been Nvayo Managing Director since March 2016. During that time, he led the reinvention of Nvayo from orphaned e-money issuer within the GVC Group, through the closure of loss-making products and culminating in the acquisition by Aurae Lifestyle in July 2017. Now within Aurae, Chris is focused on leading Nvayo in a new direction; providing issuance services to Aurae and third-party programme managers. Chris has over 12 years’ experience in the financial services and payments industry, including time at foreign exchange specialist Travelex, category-leading programme manager Access Prepaid Worldwide and Mastercard. Chris progressed through various senior leadership positions, including Operations, Product Development, Customer Delivery and Vendor Management.
Phil has twenty-seven years experience in the Financial services industry, throughout the EEA. The last 9 years has been within the payment sector, including Electronic Money, FX and remittance, Card Issuance and Acquiring, as well as having worked at executive director level during this time, responsible for Regulatory Compliance, Risk, Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering activities.