13.05.2021 @ 13:00

PPRO announces new appointments to executive and leadership teams, preps for another year of hypergrowth

Following rapid expansion spurred on by a global e-commerce boom, PPRO is announcing the appointment of newly created roles to its executive and leadership teams. Chief Commercial Officer, Claire Gates, and Senior Vice President of Banking and Payments Strategy, Tony Glasby, have joined PPRO just weeks after a second major investment announcement headlined by new investors JPMorgan Chase & Co. In addition to the newly created executive and leadership roles, PPRO will also be welcoming Jean Christian Mies to the executive team as the General Manager for Latin America.

All three roles will be crucial in supporting the company’s market position as the most trusted provider of local payments infrastructure.

As the former CEO of Paysafe Pay Later and the ‘Most Influential Women in Payments in 2019’, Claire brings unique payments expertise to PPRO. She has over 25 years of experience driving strategy for both large financial institutions and start-up disruptors. In her new role as Chief Commercial Officer for PPRO, Claire will lead the sales and marketing teams, push forward new commercial initiatives, and support building partnerships that further PPRO’s growth.

In response to the rising global need for localised payments, PPRO has already expanded its team by 60% in 2020, with major hires including Chief People Officer, Christine von der Hardt, and Chief Information Security Officer, Katherine Garrod. As the latest woman to join PPRO’s executive team and a celebrated “Fintech Role Model,” Claire’s appointment also advances the company’s mission to drive greater diversity amongst its leadership.

Joining PPRO as Senior Vice President of Banking and Payments Strategy, Tony Glasby will help the company determine future banking and payments requirements, drawing out a blueprint for continued competitive differentiation within the market. Tony spent over a decade as Group Treasurer for eBay and PayPal, and brings a wealth of banking, licensing, risk management, finance, and compliance know-how to PPRO.

Jean Christian Mies, General Manager for Latin America, joins Claire and Tony as newcomers to PPRO’s leadership. Backed by over a decade of experience scaling international, cross-functional operations, Jean will manage PPRO’s strategy for the entire Latin American region.

Claire Gates, Chief Commercial Officer at PPRO, comments, “I’m thrilled to be joining PPRO at such a breathtaking time in their growth trajectory. Local payments are becoming increasingly critical to the success of global companies. And as one of the leading providers of local payments expertise and high-quality payments integrations, we have an incredibly exciting opportunity to shape the future of borderless e-commerce.”

Tony Glasby, Senior Vice President of Banking & Payments Strategy at PPRO, adds, “The costs and complexities of navigating the global payments landscape can be overwhelming for even the most sophisticated companies. I’m proud to add my technology, e-commerce, regulated markets, and digital payments experience to PPRO, a company filling such a big gap in the payments ecosystem.”

Jean Christian Mies, General Manager for Latin America, continues, “PPRO’s unique focus on markets at the local level and operations at the global level make them an important partner for its customers, and an interesting challenge for all their new joiners. I’m delighted to join such a fast-growing team.”