T-CETRA Strengthens Leadership Team With Addition Of CFO

The newly created CFO position will be accountable for designing and executing the strategic financial plan

DUBLIN, OH (May 5, 2021)—T-CETRA, LLC, a leading financial technology solutions provider headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, has announced that senior finance executive James “Jamey” Halsey has joined the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Halsey adds domestic and international financial and operational expertise, and most notably was a Partner at Deloitte, a multinational audit, consulting, tax, and advisory service provider. 

Halsey’s hire follows T-CETRA’s growth trajectory and is the newest addition to the leadership team. Because of T-CETRA’s growth, they decided to expand the executive team and began the search in early 2021. 

“I am honored to join T-CETRA’s leadership team. I was immediately drawn to T-CETRA’s dedication to innovative growth as well as the focus on its employees and customers. I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish together and am excited for our future,” says Halsey.   

The newly created CFO position will be accountable for designing and executing the strategic financial plan including the development of an operational strategy, as well as the ongoing development and monitoring of systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. 

“We were immediately impressed not only with James’ financial background, but also his strong strategic leadership skills.  His expertise in finance and operations made him a perfect match for T-CETRA as we continue our financial growth. We are looking forward to collaboratively working together to build a strong financial future to better serve our strategic enterprise and retail partners, as well as the underbanked population,” says Abdul Akel, CEO and Co-Founder of T-CETRA.   

Halsey brings over 25 years’ experience across many industries, including financial services and technologies.  As a Partner at Deloitte, he focused on the efficient and timely delivery of effective solutions to complex challenges. He has a proven ability to deliver superior results through the transformation of finance organization teams, building business processes, upgrading financial technologies, and implementing business analytics. 

Halsey received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.  

About T-CETRA 

T-CETRA is a leading financial technology enabler that converts cash payments into secure, auditable, cashless transactions at over 10,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that primarily serve cash preferred customers. Our payment solutions bridge the digital divide for these underserved communities and are used by Fortune 500 companies within the wireless, online marketplace, subscription based premium service, transportation, healthcare, charitable, and government sectors, connecting them to the 84.8 million un/derbanked individuals in the U.S.  For more information about T-CETRA, visit

Media Contact: Heidi Ames, Communications Manager 


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