Introducing our Director of Business Development & Sales
This month, we are featuring Aiman Khammash from Crowdz the UK office. You might recognize Aiman as the face of Crowdz at trade shows and events. In the interview, we learned about his background, role at Crowdz and we picked up a few fun facts along the way.
What are some highlights from your professional background?
I thoroughly enjoyed my early career straight out of college, I joined a graduate program
for a large bank where we spent extended periods in Asia and I was blown away by the culture and energy. It really helped me foster my banking understanding and skills whilst working alongside a diverse group of talented colleagues.
Why was Crowdz a match for you?
I’ve been closely following the digitisation of trade finance in our industry and was immediately drawn to
the need to create a platform that will revolutionize the way SME’s access working capital. Creating something new from the ground up with no legacy issues with the primary purpose to enable technology to deploy at speed and scale. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse and working alongside Payson and
the early team was an added benefit.
What’s your role?
Primarily responsible for sales and business development for the UK and European regions, so that means I’m speaking to both our internal and external stakeholders to help achieve growth for the company. I also have a strong background in trade finance so I try to support our
product team in design and execution.
What are some of the hats you wear (known or unknown)?
Salesman, networker, tactician, teacher, listener, coach, confidant.
Why were you interested in working with Crowdz? / What makes Crowdz unique?
Same answer to above.
What is the future for Crowdz
Our priority is to go-live in the UK and thereafter Europe before June of this year, I think that will be a good basis to grow our business into other strong trade corridors across Asia,
the Middle East and Africa. I’m really excited about what the future holds for the company.
What’s one fun fact we don’t know about you?
I was the freestyle swimming champion for under 15s in my region growing up.
If you could choose anyone as your mentor, who would you pick?
Tony Robbins, I’m a huge fan of his work and teachings. “If you do what you’ve
always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Picking apples in an orchard during the summer before college, I was never hungry!
If you could learn anything what would it be?
Become more proficient in coding, think it’s a great skill to have in this day and age especially in
What is the first concert you attended?
Fall Out Boy during my first year of college, they were a little known band then.
If you have 30-minutes of free time how do you pass the time?
Usually catching up with family or I’ll get a sneaky few minutes on the PlayStation.