Simon Curtis has joined YESpay’s headquarters in the UK, as the new SVP Strategic European Sales & Business Development.
Curtis brings more than 20 years of experience in retail covering business consulting and IT systems delivery. He also successfully ran a retail IT software company for 10 years, delivering enterprise and point solutions to UK and overseas clients.
Curtis’ arrival in the European team is part of YESpay’s expansion strategy in the UK and mainland Europe.
“YESpay is uniquely placed to offer merchants a fully integrated multi-channel payments platform, and help business and consumers leverage the new mobile and NFC technologies through our Wallet Services products. I see tremendous growth opportunities for us in mainland Europe and fully expect to bring on board a number of large cross-border partners and merchants for such a compelling product,” stated Curtis.
He continued: “My goal is simple; it is to get YESpay recognised and established in Europe as one of the leading payments service providers and as a full multi-channel service.”
To achieve this Curtis is looking to expand YESpay’s presence in continental Europe leveraging cross-border customers present in the UK and in Ireland and bringing on board new partners.
This predicted European growth is very promising as YESpay is the only payments service provider to offer unique value added services powered by a highly resilient system based on cloud computing architecture.
“YESpay has proved itself to be a very successful business, not only because of its innovative products but also because of its business foundation allowing the high efficiency of the service,” commented Curtis.
YESpay is today present in 35 countries in Europe through its certification with Elavon. Curtis added: “The majority of our business is in the UK, but I can imagine that in three to five years the proportion of European cross-border sales compared to UK sales will grow to 60% of our revenue.”