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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

Simon is the CEO of PPRO. He has led PPRO through a period of growth which has seen the company attract investment from industry giants such as PayPal and acquire payments specialist allpago to become one of the leaders of the digital-payments revolution.

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Stefan Merz Chief Operating Officer

As COO Stefan leads PPRO’s operational and organisational expansion. He’s the person responsible for forming corporate policy and strategy and translating it into action. Before joining PPRO, he held senior positions at Siemens and HP Enterprises in the USA.

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Philipp Bock Chief Customer Success Officer

Philipp makes sure that PPRO delivers the best possible experience for customers. That means the greatest uptake, the highest conversion rates, the best authorisation rates and the lowest possible operating costs.  Before joining PPRO, Philipp was the founder and CEO of allpago.

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Ronnie d'Arienzo Chief Revenue Officer

Ronnie is one of fintech’s most experienced and adept salespeople. He combines a background in and understanding of both tech and finance, something still rare in the field. Ronnie has brought hundreds of new customers to PPRO and works hard to enable their growth.

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Fernanda Alonso-Gautrais Human Resources Director

Fernanda leads PPRO’s global HR strategy. She supports the company’s rapid expansion plans as well as the needs and aspirations of PPRO’s talented colleagues. In a tight talent market, her expertise and industry knowledge is vital to securing the skills PPRO needs.

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Götz Möller Chief Financial Officer

Götz oversees PPRO’s finances, along with its licensing and financial regulation. He works with payment regulators worldwide to ensure that PPRO and its partners are always up to date with the latest laws and regulations. He joined PPRO as its Chief Financial Officer in April 2019.

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Robert Schwegler Chief Technology Officer

In his function as CTO, Robert leads PPRO’s technical development teams. His job is to provide the technology that will power the transformation of the company’s structures, software and processes from the European to the global level. His work is crucial in supporting the company’s expansion efforts.

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Jack Ehlers Director Of Product, Payment Networks, And Business Development

Jack is heading up the Product, Payment and BusDev teams at PPRO. He creates compelling products that offer measurable value to PPRO partners and customers. Prior to joining PPRO, Jack worked for international market leaders, including Alipay and PayPal.

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Javier Vallaure de la Paz General Manager LATAM

Javier Vallaure is the General Manager for Latin America at PPRO. He is in charge of running the business activities of PPRO’s Latin American offices in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia and overseeing customer relations in the region. Prior to PPRO, Javier was Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of allpago.

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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!

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