Vaughan is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in Business development and leadership.
He started off his career in advertising, creating campaigns for blue chip clients including Unilever, KFC, South African Breweries (today SABMiller InBev), Nestle, IBM and more. An entrepreneur at heart, in 2008 Vaughan left to start his own agency and founded OwenKessel Communications. OwenKessel quickly grew to become one of the most admired agencies in South Africa and after 5 years, was nominated as one of South Africa’s top five advertising agencies, billing over R80 Million. Clients included McDonald’s, Dimension Data, Amstel Lager, Heineken, Diageo, Total Petrochemicals, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Fiat Group and DStv among others.
OwenKessel was acquired by the global communications network Publicis Groupe in December 2013. Vaughan continued to serve as Managing Director of OwenKessel Leo Burnett until November 2016 when the entrepreneurial bug bit again and he left to join the FinTech startup COMO Global S.A.
Today Vaughan is the CEO of COMO Global S.A., a FinTech solutions company that standardises and automates the 360° lifecycle of transactions. COMO believes that technology can simplify the world of payments, and by providing cloud enabled Payments-as-a-Service, COMO’s vision is to change the way the world transacts with payments through technology in a simple and transparent ecosystem.
Vaughan is based in London where he lives with his wife and two daughters.