Our Team

Our Team

Our Management Team consists of very well-seasoned and experienced Invoice & Trade Finance managers. Make an opinion yourself about our capabilities:

Barry Rogers

MCICM ABFA CTFS (Chief Executive Officer)

Barry has spent more than 35 years in Trade Finance, Invoice Finance, Supply Chain Finance, FinTech’s, Invoice Trading Platforms and other working capital solutions. Barry has set up several highly successful Trade & Invoice Finance businesses in different markets. Having worked in many countries, Barry brings in-depth “hands-on” experience in advising lenders and investors in the asset class of Trade Receivables which, together with his team, provides a “one-stop” place for Advisory in this sector. Barry is a professionally qualified Credit & Risk Manager and Asset Based Lender, from UK educational institutions.

Cliff Entrekin

(Chief Operating Officer)


Cliff is a results-oriented leader who specializes in directing large-scale trade finance transformations for financial institutions and corporates with specific focus on the cultural, regulatory, and operational aspects of doing business in emerging markets. Cliff is also CEO of Convergence Capital Group whose proprietary software Convenient Capital uses.

Priyanka Goel

CFA (Investor & Funder Relations)

Priyanka is strategic-thinking corporate finance professional with over 14+ years of extensive experience in a financial modeling, credit rating and valuation analysis. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has worked with leading global banks such as Citi, Barclays wherein she supported their Investment & Corporate banking division with transactional execution involving financial and competitor evaluation along with industry & economic analysis. She is a firm believer that data should drive decisions but with fresh creativity to support it, all with the goal of aggressively growing the business or idea. In her current role with ABL Advisory, Priyanka is supporting our clients to develop results-driven strategies, including credit rating evaluation, financial and competitive benchmarking, and opportunity assessments through in-depth market research.

Olga Flink

MBA (Director – Client Integration & IT)

Olga has more than 20 years-experience in innovative financial product development and an MBA in the field of financial management. She developed a lot of factoring products and services which provide clients with access to finance and help to manage cashflow. She co-developed the best ever web-based application in Russian’s factoring sector. In 2018 she co-developed a blockchain-based platform for impact measurement, management & investment. It uses Industry 4.0 and WEB3 tech to solve accountability & profitability issues of the impact investment market. Olga is responsible for all IT issues for our clients.

Brian Baptist

(Operations Director)

Brian started his career in assurance and advisory with Ernst & Young, the top five auditing and consulting company, and has been involved  in supply chain finance and trade receivables financing operations with various companies for more than 15 years. He manages the  operations team and is actively involved in solutions development for our company.

Akmaljon Odilov

(Country Manager – Uzbekistan)

Knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and intellectual leader are just a few words most often used to describe Akmaljon Odilov. With several years experience in the fast-paced financial industry, Akmaljon has established himself as a powerhouse and an innovative leader and advisor. Akmaljon will assist in the “roll out” of our new Trade Receivables Invoice and Trade Finance business in Central Asia

In his new role as Country Manager – Uzbekistan, Convenient Capital, Akmaljon leads strategic business development, strengthened client relationships, change and program management, and guides the success of high-performing teamwork in Uzbekistan. He has consistently found success through his effective communication skills and unique ability to understand complex projects quickly.

Howard Palmer

Senior Advisor

Howard has spent more than 40 years in Trade Finance, Structured Commodity Finance, Banking and Law relative to International Trade. Previously Head of Trade and Lending at RZB and specialist in Emerging Markets. Howard provides comprehensive training programs and works closely with Canterbury Business School in offering CTFS (Certified Trade Finance Specialist Certification. Howard has trained over 5,000 Bankers in 55 Countries. Specialties: Oil and Energy Financing, Forfaiting, Letters of Credit, Fraud Avoidance, Structured Trade and Pre-Export Finance, Bank and Country Risk analysis.