Trust Payments appoints Kevin O’Connell as Chief Product Officer

DUBLIN, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Trust Payments has appointed Kevin O’Connell as Chief Product Officer (CPO) responsible for overseeing…

DUBLIN, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Trust Payments has appointed Kevin O’Connell as Chief Product Officer (CPO) responsible for overseeing the group’s global product strategy as it expands in key sectors and geographic markets.

Daniel Holden, CEO, commented «We are delighted to welcome Kevin at a time when the company is focusing more than ever on innovative products, embedded payment solutions and value-added services to help merchants expand and manage their businesses better.»

«Since 2018 the management team has pivoted Trust Payments into a dynamic and leading payment technology group, driving revenues north of 60% year-on-year and accelerating into key areas beyond payment infrastructure. The group added an award-winning loyalty and reward points system, Mobilize, last year and is set to announce several other strategic acquisitions shortly.»

«Kevin will now lead this expanded offering and enable these solutions for our merchants and their customers.»

Kevin joins Trust Payments from Mastercard, where he led innovation initiatives across the network, including most recently Senior Principal in the Digital Practice, and Mastercard Labs, the R&D division, helping clients execute on their digital transformation plans via rapid product prototyping services, digital strategy consulting and emerging technology programs.

Kevin O’Connell commented: «I’m delighted to have joined Trust Payments to drive all the group’s product offerings going forward. There is amazing change happening in the payments and commerce value chain and huge opportunities if we deliver the right products and features across the range of vertical segments and client experiences that the market now demands. The Trust Payments’ management, their ethos and drive made for a compelling proposition for me, and I’m very excited to be on board.»

During almost 30 years in the payments industry, Kevin has accumulated experience including as global head of acquiring product at processor First Data (now Fiserv) and Western Europe sales director for POS vendor Verifone where he was responsible for a 12-country region.

About Trust Payments Group

Trust Payments is a global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies. Our mission is to help businesses to optimise their sales and customer experience through facilitating speedy and seamless payments, loyalty, and data management creating truly Converged Commerce. Our global technology platform connects to 50+ global banks to support multi-acquirer processing, as well as our own merchant acquiring solution in the EU, The group holds an Authorised Payment Institution (API) License from the UK FCA, Principal Memberships with Visa and Mastercard, as well as money transmission and gaming vendor licences in the US.

Our trusted and robust technology solutions process £5bn+ in annualised volume for 20,000+ businesses across eCommerce, mobile and Point of Sale (POS) in 15 like-for-like settlement currencies. Partners, developers and merchants who work with us benefit from our 24 years of payments experience in Retail, Travel, Hospitality, Gaming, Education, Financial Services and Emerging Verticals.

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