Fatih İşbecer - Chairman

Fatih İşbecer

Fatih İşbecer is the Chairman of Commencis, an entrepreneur, and an angel investor. Fatih founded Pozitron at the age of 24, a company that went on to lay the foundations of Turkey’s mobile banking, mobile commerce, and digital payments ecosystem. In February 2014, Pozitron was acquired by Monitise plc, a London-based fintech unicorn. This acquisition was one of the largest mobile software company acquisitions in Europe to its date.

Shortly after the acquisition, Fatih was appointed as the CEO of Monitise Americas to run the company’s North and South America operations from San Francisco. In 2017, Monitise Group was fully acquired by Fiserv, a US-based Fortune 500 company. After this acquisition, Fatih left Fiserv to establish a global brand in digital technologies and co-founded Commencis, where he is currently the Chairman. He also runs Commencis spin-off Dataroid, a digital analytics and customer engagement platform. Fatih holds a BS degree in Physics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

Fırat İşbecer - CEO

Fırat İşbecer

Fırat İşbecer is the Chief Executive Officer of Commencis, an entrepreneur and an angel investor. He co-founded Pozitron, which was one of Europe’s earliest and fastest growing mobile banking and payments software companies. In 2014, Pozitron was acquired by London-based Monitise, making it one of the largest Turkish enterprise software acquisitions to its date.

After joining Monitise, he oversaw the company’s operations as the EMEA Managing Director. In 2017, Monitise plc was acquired by a Fortune 500 financial services giant Fiserv Inc. Following this acquisition, Firat left Monitise and founded Commencis in 2018. Fırat was also named Turkey’s most active angel investor two years in a row. He currently serves on the board of Endeavor Turkey and was also selected to be on Fortune Turkey’s 40 under 40 list numerous times. Fırat is a graduate of Robert College. He holds a BA degree from Galatasaray University and an MA degree from a joint program by Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Yasemin Gönül
VP of Finance

Yasemin Gönül is the VP of Finance at Commencis. In her role, she is responsible for all the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, and corporate finance. She also oversees commercial contracts, legal and regulative compliance. Her career spans more than 15 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy. Prior to Commencis, Yasemin acted as the Finance Director of Monitise MEA for 4 years. Before that, for two years she worked as the Finance Manager of Pozitron, one of Europe’s fastest-growing mobile banking, mobile commerce, and payments software companies. Yasemin began her career at PwC where she held the roles of Audit & Assurance Manager. She holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Boğaziçi University.

Duru Kızılkayak - VP of Engineering

Duru Kızılkayak
VP of Engineering & Design

Duru Kızılkayak is the VP of Engineering & Design at Commencis. Her leadership involves software & data engineering teams as well as interaction, UI, and CommD teams, which contribute to Commencis products to a great extent with their expertise. Duru manages her team to deliver high-quality products while ensuring that whole processes are being realized through excellence. She started her career working as a consultant at an SAP Partner, followed by HP, then she moved to telecommunications where she spent 10 years establishing an ISP & Datacentre business from scratch where she held Business Development and COO roles. In 2015, with the desire to explore different aspects of the digital world, she joined Commencis. Duru has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in the US.

İdil Süren - VP of Client Delivery

İdil Süren
VP of Client Delivery

İdil Süren is the VP of Client Delivery and New Business at Commencis. She is an Electrical & Electronics engineer with more than 14 years of experience in the technology sector. In her role, İdil oversees key account management, new business and project management. She is responsible for building and maintaining effective relationships across all levels of the client’s organization to ensure client satisfaction and retention. In coordination with product management, business analysis and technical engineering teams she focuses on managing the development of business requirements and technical solutions. Previously, İdil held the roles of VP of Account Management, and Key Accounts & Business Development Director of Monitise MEA for 4 years.

Gonca Çetin - VP of HR & Facilities

Gonca Çetin
VP of Human Resources & Facilities

Gonca Çetin is the VP of Human Resources & Facilities at Commencis. In her role, she leads the HR team in reinforcing strong company culture, creating and leading large-scale employee engagement and development programs, and implementing reward and talent management strategies that support the achievement of business goals and objectives. Gonca has over 15 years of HR experience. Prior to Commencis in 2018, she acted as HR Manager for Monitise MEA for 4 years. Prior to that role, she also worked in HR management roles for Pozitron and Thames Water. Gonca holds a BA degree in Sociology from Galatasaray University.

Alp Pekin - VP of Cloud & Partnerships

Alp Pekin
VP of Cloud and Partnerships

Alp Pekin is the VP of Cloud and Partnerships at Commencis. After completing his BSc degree in Industrial Engineering, he started his journey in 2001 as an ERP Specialist and has gained experience over the years mainly on consultancy and management fields. Before joining Commencis in 2018, Alp worked for 13 years as Principal Consultant and Business Development Director. At Commencis, he leads strategy programs, and a skilled team of professionals that engineer solutions, create pipeline, and drive revenue in partnership with leading hyperscale cloud providers.