Straal was founded in 2015 by a group of experienced developers, data scientists and security specialists with rich merchant-background.

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Our Story
In Dutch, the noun straal means beam or radius.
And this is why, here at Straal, we put a strong emphasis not only on providing lightspeed payments processing, but also on growing your radius of operation.
Our story starts back in 2015, when a group of developers, security specialists and business executives from the e-commerce industry came to the conclusion that none of the payment gateways available on the market can offer the flexibility and adaptability required by modern-day businesses.
After months of extensive R&D, tests and improvements, their vision has become reality - a full suite of payment solution ready to help you make the most of the borderless digital world.
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Who We Are
Michał Jędraszak
Chief Executive Officer
Michał is an experienced executive who combines his deep technical background with outstanding business savviness. Prior to joining Straal, he had developed his managerial and analytical skills at a top tier consulting firm - The Boston Consulting Group - where he specialised in strategic advisory for the financial services sector.
At Straal, Michał is responsible for creating and operationalizing the company’s go-to-market strategy, coordination of key business development projects and building fruitful relationships with all stakeholders.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London.
Agnieszka Kamola
Chief Commercial Officer
Agnieszka is a seasoned sales professional with over 20 years of experience, including 18 years in the e-payments sector. She has held senior positions in diverse organizations operating on national level.
Throughout the years, Agnieszka has developed a unique set of managerial skills and earned extensive insight into the needs and challenges of e-commerce merchants and industry-specific nuances.
Before joining Straal, she held senior roles at leading payment processing companies, including PayU, eService (an EVO company) and eCard.
Paweł Dobrowolski
Chief Technology Officer
Paweł is an IT professional with a decade of experience in diverse branches of the industry. As a skilled software architect, Linux engineer and agile team leader he has coordinated numerous advanced projects in the field of online payments.
As Chief Technology Officer at Straal, Paweł is responsible for product development and maintenance, assuring top-grade security and reliability of the payment system, and leading the company’s team of programmers.
Before joining Straal, Paweł held mid-level and senior positions at DaftCode, StepNext and Auchan Poland.
Tomasz Otto
Chief Operating Officer
Tomasz is an experienced executive and a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics as well as the Rotterdam School of Management. He stands out through his profound expertise in finance, investments and payments with considerable international exposure.
Prior to joining Straal, he worked as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, a top-tier management consulting firm. He was involved in vastly diverse assignments across different industries and geographies, including LATAM and APAC regions. His area of focus included projects for leading financial institutions: strategies, due diligence and large-scale transformation processes.
At Straal, Tomasz is in charge of defining the concept and the implementation of new payment products based on card issuing.
Tomasz Kobylarz
Vice President of Engineering
Tomasz is a professional technologist who brings over 8 years of experience to his role with a broad background in product development within the fintech, retail, and banking sectors. Owing to his expertise and profound stakeholder management skills, throughout his career, he has excelled in creating, certifying and implementing innovative payment systems in Poland, Australia, France, Central Europe and the US.
At Straal, Tomasz is accountable for strategic product development, integrating business with technology as well as managing and expanding Straal’s Engineering Team.
Before joining Straal, he spent several years holding leadership positions at Diebold-Nixdorf, AEVI International and Applause Inc.
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