Valerie Moran of PFS Becomes Member of Forbes Business Development Council

10th December 2019

Posted In: VIB

Valerie Moran, Head of Operations & Client Relations at top FinTech Prepaid Financial Services, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Development Council, an invitation-only community for senior-level sales and business development executives.

Valerie Moran was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honours.

“We are honoured to welcome Valerie Moran of PFS into the community,” said Scott Gerber, Founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Development Council.

“Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

“I received the news with pleasure and I am honoured to be a member of the Forbes Business Development Council,” said Valerie.

“I admire how participation helps organisations around the world to further cement their leadership ambitions in a wide selection of industries, including FinTech.

I hope to add value via this close-knit community and that involvement as a company and personally, will give inspiration to various enterprises and business owners that read about this exciting journey across the globe.”

As an accepted member of the Council, Valerie has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help her reach peak professional influence. She will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum.

She will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share her expert insights in original business articles on, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

Last month the Financial Times’ Inclusive Boards #IB100 list named Valerie Moran as one of the Top 100 Most Influential BAME Leaders in Technology.  Of the accolade, she said: “An incredible amount of international media attention has been directed at me this year.  The truth is that PFS has been diverse and inclusive for 12 years since the company was founded.  This spotlight has enabled me to share our message with the world – companies must embed diversity and inclusion as a key strategy of growth.  I am deeply grateful to the FT and Inclusive Boards and humbled by this recognition.”

Also in November, Prepaid Financial Services Ireland Ltd (PFS) announced the sale of the company to EML Payments Ltd in a deal worth millions.  Not bad for a company which started at the kitchen table!