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FinTech CleverCards Hires Payments Veteran Giuseppe Di Marco da Soldo

FinTech CleverCards Hires Payments Veteran Giuseppe Di Marco da Soldo

Recently Italian country manager for the business development of Soldo, a leading company in the Spend Management market, and with a career in leading payment companies, Di Marco sees CleverCards as the future of payments

Giuseppe Di Marco has joined CleverCards as Senior Vice President for Business Development Europe & Managing Director of CleverCards Italia, coming from Soldo, leader in mid-market Spend Management, supported by Accel and Battery Ventures.

“The US and European B2B payments markets are highly fragmented and CleverCards is planning to consolidate them through an aggressive acquisition strategy, driving growth and expansion through digital transformation, realizing its vision of becoming the ubiquitous global payments platform. “

Di Marco led and built Soldo’s business in Italy after a successful payments career as CEO of ePay Italy (Euronet: EEFT), CEO of the eCommerce and payment services division at Zucchetti, Managing Director of Lottomatica’s services division of payment (LIS & Totobit Servizi) and Head of the Payments Service Division of QuiGroup.

CleverCards is a leading global payments platform that makes it possible for anyone, anywhere, anytime to get paid instantly by allowing businesses, governments and public sector organizations to simply send a digital prepaid Mastercard to an email address or to a mobile phone number via SMS or WhatsApp, authorizing recipients to spend online, or to use their in-store mobile phone in contactless mode using Google Pay, Samsung Pay or Apple Pay.

“The US and European B2B payments markets are highly fragmented and CleverCards is planning to consolidate them through an aggressive acquisition strategy, driving growth and expansion through digital transformation, realizing its vision of becoming the ubiquitous global payments platform. “says Kealan Lennon, Founder & CEO of CleverCards.

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Earlier this year, CleverCards entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ExpendiaSmart®, a market leader in Europe for smart business card and expense management solutions, together with a licensed e-money institution, subject to approval by the Bank of Italy.

Additionally, in February this year, Mastercard and CleverCards signed a strategic partnership and development agreement to expand the use of digital cards across Europe, a FinTech partnership that provides unique and unprecedented access to business development teams. of Mastercard in key markets and major commercial customers.

“Our B2B payments platform is growing exponentially as organizations seek to manage employee, supplier and customer payments on a single platform. CleverCards needed someone with deep knowledge of the payments industry and a demonstrable ability to rapidly scale a Fintech business. We found him in Giuseppe. His resume speaks for itself and we are thrilled to be able to strengthen CleverCards’ European expansion, “adds Lennon.

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In CleverCards, Giuseppe will build on the company’s reputation as a market leader in the corporate sector with expense management solutions and Smart Corporate Cards for employees, drivers and contractors, in the public sector with digital Mastercards, enabling social assistance recipients to spend online, or use their in-store mobile in contactless mode using Google Pay, Samsung Pay or Apple Pay.

For Di Marco: “The future of payments is digital. While many companies are scrambling to offer individual B2B solutions, none allow large organizations in the private or public sector to manage employee, supplier, customer or public sector payments on a single platform like CleverCards. We are providing organizations with even greater speed, control and flexibility on payments than ever before. I think it’s a really exciting proposition and both organizations and cardholders are asking for it more and more! ”

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