Focus on global business development and U.S. gaming opportunities
LONDON, United Kingdom, March 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Optimal Payments
Plc (LSE: OPAY) ("Optimal Payments" or the "Company"), a leading
international online payments provider, is pleased to announce the
strengthening of its sales and business development team with the
appointment of three new members to its executive team.
Doug Lewin, Executive Vice President, Partnerships and Development, joins the Company from Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc. ("CIE"),
a subsidiary of Las Vegas based Caesars Entertainment Corporation,
where he was Vice President, Emerging Markets and Payments. During his
four years at CIE, Doug focused on new business development, the
company's lobbying efforts as well as the overall payments strategy.
Prior to joining CIE, Doug was President of the original Optimal
Payments business. Doug brings a wealth of business experience and
acumen both in payments and gaming to Optimal Payments.
Ben Dalfen, Executive Vice President, Sales, also joins the Company from Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc.
("CIE"). Since CIE's inception in May 2009, Ben has acted as Vice
President of Gaming Partnerships and Development, where he was
responsible for identifying new opportunities, managing strategic
vendors and establishing the company's presence in regulated markets.
Prior to joining CIE, Ben was a Senior Executive at the original
Optimal Payments business and the CEO of FireOne Group Plc, responsible
for sales and marketing. Ben will bring an immediate impetus to the
Company's sales efforts to maximise new business opportunities.
Neil Erlick, Executive Vice President, Business Development, has been with the Company for over 12 years and is responsible for the
Company's U.S. gaming initiatives and seeking new strategic
partnerships. Neil previously served as Senior VP of Business
Development, where he oversaw the Company's regulated European gaming
Optimal Payments has a strong record of delivering innovative technology
solutions to its merchants, in both online payment processing and risk
and fraud management. With its NETBANX payments gateway, NETELLER
online wallet, and NET+ prepaid card business, Optimal Payments is
focused on the rapidly growing markets of multi-channel e-Commerce and
"The appointment of these talented individuals to our executive team is
consistent with our growth strategy for 2013,"said Martin Leroux, Chief
Business Development Officer of Optimal Payments. He added "Doug, Ben
and Neil bring a wealth of experience and industry knowledge that will
support the Company's growth and generate new business across North
America and beyond. We are committed to expanding our reach and our
continuing investment in both innovation and sales resource
demonstrates our determination to succeed. This is an exciting time for
the Company and with the strengthening of the sales and business
development team; we look forward to a successful year."
About Optimal Payments
Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions.
Trusted by businesses and consumers in over 190 countries to move and
manage billions of dollars each year, merchants use the NETBANX®
processing service to simplify how they accept and settle credit card,
direct-from-bank, and cash payments; and the NETELLER® payment account
to increase margins, capture new customers and increase their lifetime
value. Being an independent provider has allowed the company to support
tens-of-thousands of merchants around the globe across a wide range of
industries. Optimal Payments Plc is quoted on the London Stock
Exchange's AIM market, with a ticker symbol of OPAY. Subsidiary company
Optimal Payments Ltd is authorised and regulated as an e-money issuer
by the UK's Financial Services Authority (FRN 900015).
For more information on Optimal Payments visit www.optimalpayments.com or subscribe at www.optimalpayments.com/feed or follow us on Twitter @optimalpayments.
SOURCE: Optimal Payments Plc.
For further information:
Andrew Gilchrist, EVP Corporate Affairs + 44 (0) 203 5447 250
Martin Leroux, Chief Business Development Officer + 1 514 380 2717
Citigate Dewe Rogerson + 44 (0) 207 638 9571
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