Nick Ogden is the founder and CEO of The Voice Commerce Group, and is primarily responsible for the company’s overall corporate strategy and business development.
A serial entrepreneur, Nick has consistently been at the forefront of innovation in technology since 1985. In 1993, he founded Multi Media Investments Limited, a technology research and development company that brought the Internet to the Channel Islands through Interactive Telephony Ltd. This led to the construction of Europe’s first on-line store, Wine Warehouse, in October 1994 and the development of one of the first bank-endorsed e-commerce initiatives in the form of the UK’s first electronic shopping mall, ‘BarclaySquare’, in 1995.
In 1997 Nick founded WorldPay, which guarantees internet transactions worldwide, and led the company through its growth to over 270 employees with 20,000 merchants in 120 countries and processing transactions in excess of $2bn per annum. WorldPay was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2002.
In 2003 Nick, together with several former colleagues from WorldPay, formed the Voice Commerce Group to develop systems which allow individuals to identify themselves using a voice signature.
In 2010, Nick has been making headlines once again. His appointment of Mills & Reeve to support the launch of Cashflows®, “The Business Bank”, reflects the Group’s expansion from the provision of payments processing to meeting the broader financial requirements of its growing business customer base. This was followed in April by the news that Voice Commerce has launched the first UK VoiceTransact Trust Centre™. Most recently, the launch of On4, a new e- and m- commerce platform, is allowing retailers to not only set up their own website, process payments automatically and offer voice biometric security, but also to offer built in m- commerce capabilities.
Nick has been recognised by a number of industry awards including the UK Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Computer World Global IT Leaders award and more recently the ID People Awards 2009.