Straal was founded in 2016 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 2016, 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
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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.
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Stephen Buechner
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Stephen is a seasoned payment industry manager with extensive experience in risk and compliance. Throughout the past 20 years, he has held diverse top-level managerial positions in some of the world's leading financial institutions, including Ingenico Group, Global Collect, Paysafe Group, Barclays and Citi.
His mission at Straal is to lead the organization through the transition from an advanced gateway provider into a leading payment orchestration company and a premium partner of major card organizations.
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Thomas Pinter
Chief Commercial Officer
Thomas is a payment industry expert with over 12 years of experience in business development and sales. Over the course of his professional career, he has held managerial positions in payment organizations of global reach as well as acted as an advisor to numerous globally-oriented emerging enterprises. Besides that, he is a lecturer at FH Vienna University of Applied Sciences.
At Straal, Thomas Pinter is responsible for planning and implementing business development strategies across all target industries and verticals outside Poland.
Before joining Straal, he had gained business development expertise at payment organizations such as Intrapay, Secure Trading or Paysafe Group.
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Agnieszka Kamola
Head of Sales CEE
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.
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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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00-844 Warsaw
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