It has been an eventful and, at times, trying spell for treasury technology entrepreneur and innovator Martin Bellin since he sold his eponymous company, BELLIN Group, to US-based procurement giant, Coupa. In this candid interview with TMI, he reflects on the lessons learnt from the exercise and explains why he is delighted to have recently teamed up with fast-growing cash and treasury management solutions provider, Nomentia.
Eleanor Hill, TMI (EH): Great to see you again, Martin. What have you been up to since you sold BELLIN to Coupa in June 2020?
Martin Bellin, Board Member, Nomentia (MB): Following the sale of the BELLIN Group operations, I joined the Coupa team – initially as Senior Vice President (SVP) of treasury management operations and then SVP of Operations EMEA. I left Coupa at the end of 2021 and, at that point, my intention was to say goodbye to the treasury space, leave the party on a high, as it were.
But after just a couple of months, I had agencies and consultancies contacting me to see if I would be interested in certain treasury-related openings. I was also receiving numerous requests for interviews about the treasury market – and you know me, I love to talk about treasury! So, I participated in many of those too.