James Herbert

James Herbert

Payroll, Well Being, Small Business, CEO, Fintech

CEO & Founder

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About this Speaker

A competitive person who thrives on a challenge; James is inherently curious, creative and driven.

James is the Founder and CEO of Hastee, a revolutionary fintech business that drives financial wellbeing and productivity, improving people’s day-to-day financial health by giving employees control over when they receive their earned pay. Using technology, Hastee has reengineered the way people are paid to provide debt-free cash flow finance to people. Simultaneously, companies benefit from the increased productivity, engagement & retention of their workforce, with no cost or impact on company cash-flow.

Hastee’s Earnings on Demand platform also provides financial support through educational and money management tools, available to all. It has just launched its game changing Visa debit card that gives people access to their salary as they earn it, not at the end of the month, removing the friction between working and being able to use the fruits of that labour.

Prior to Hastee, James founded Brightsparks, a staffing business that has employed over 20,000 people, mainly students and graduates, within the events and hospitality sector. He has been lucky enough to be involved with a number of tech start-ups as an investor and advisor, and spent a brief period as an Investment Banking Graduate and as an Analyst within Lloyd’s of London.

James is a keen (retired?!?) sportsman who loves spending time with family and friends, but never sits still for long.