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We’re PPRO.
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PPRO helps consumers pay with the local payment method they trust and know, wherever they are.
Our partners are local payment methods and payment service providers alike, that we connect through our single payments platform, a single contract and a single integration. This enables merchants to offer their customers the widest possible range of local payment types and services in markets worldwide. And with PPRO’s broad range of payment-related services, we help all our partners grow their businesses, work efficiently and make their transactions secure.

The PPRO experts

At PPRO, we employ some of the payment industry’s leading experts in technology, product, operations, customer experience, policy and other matters crucial to success in today’s dynamic market.

Simon Black Chief Executive Officer

Over his six years with us, Simon has made a name for PPRO as the go-to provider of local payments infrastructure. Under his leadership, we’ve attracted investment from industry giants such as PayPal and acquired Latin American payments specialist allpago.

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Stefan Merz Chief Strategy and Growth Officer

Stefan leads the development and execution of our company strategy, guiding game-changing initiatives across multiple teams.

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Philipp Bock Chief Commercial Success Officer

Philipp is responsible for aligning the long-term vision of our local payments infrastructure to the long-term success of our customer base. That means making sure we deliver the best possible experience for our partners: industry-leading conversion rates, the lowest possible operating costs, and sustainable growth.

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Götz Möller Chief Financial Officer

Götz oversees our finance, legal, compliance, and licensing people and processes. With a strong background in change-management and M&A, Götz is instrumental in building, facilitating, and implementing mergers, acquisitions, carve-outs and divestments of PPRO Group across the world.

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Robert Schwegler Chief Technology & Information Officer

Robert leads our technology organisation, guiding us through the ongoing transformation and innovation of our technology structures, services, and processes at a global level. He and his team execute our digitalisation strategy, delivering a scalable product offering that supports our expansion goals.

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Jack Ehlers Chief Product Officer

Jack leads our product management, payment networks, and innovation teams. His two primary areas of focus are creating products that deliver measurable value to partners and identifying new markets and the popular payment methods in each market.

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Javier Vallaure de la Paz Chief Operations Officer

Javier Vallaure oversees our global operations.

Before joining us, Javier was the co-founder and COO of Latin American payments specialist allpago. He was one of the driving forces behind the company’s expansion throughout Latin America before we acquired them in June 2019.

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Christine von der Hardt Chief People Officer

Christine von der Hardt leads our HR team, ensuring that our efforts in hiring, training, professional development, and performance management support our growth. Having worked as part of international teams and being a dual citizen of Germany and the US, Christine is skilled at nurturing our international culture.

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ATTACHMENT DETAILS Fastest-Growing-Fintech-Company-Europe
Global Banking & Finance award winner 2020
MPE Best Paas Provider 2020
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Retail System Award Shortlisted 2020
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EPA Finalist 2020
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Payments Awards Winner 2020
MPE Best Acquirer/ Processor 2019
CNP Awards 2018
EPA Winner 2019
MPE Best Processor 2018
Shortlisted for PayTech Awards 2019
Shortlisted for Payments Awards 2019

Join our team and grow with us each step of the way

PPRO is part of the dynamic fintech ecosystem. This means that we are constantly growing – and so can you! Take a look into our open positions. We look forward to meeting you!