Skrill building its presence in America

NEW YORK | Digital payments company Skrill announced the appointment of Christopher Russell as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Skrill USA, Inc. Russel will lead all of Skrill's US operations. 

Skrill: 36 million account holders

Skrill is one of Europe's leading online payments companies and among the world's largest independent digital wallet providers with 36 million account holders. Skrill enables any customer to make online payments conveniently and securely without revealing personal financial data, as well as send and receive money online cost-effectively.

First company to offer a digital wallet for US regulated gambling

Skrill has over 13 years' experience of enabling digital payments in Europe and has been building its presence in America over the last year. In November 2013, the company announced that it had been approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and was the first company to offer a digital wallet for regulated gambling in the state of New Jersey.

Expertise in the payments space

In his new role as CEO of Skrill USA, Russell will leverage his expertise in the payments space to further establish Skrill's brand in the US by deepening both customer and partner relationships.

"Christopher has influenced the development of some of the most significant organisations in the US payments space, including Western Union Business Solutions, Travelex Global Business Payments, First Data and Global Payments", says Skrill Chief Executive Officer, Siegfried Heimgaertner.

"With this experience under his belt, combined with a track record of building partnerships that enhance technology leadership and customer experience, I am confident that our US business will go from strength to strength."

'US payments market complex'

Christopher Russell concludes, "The US payments market is complex and lags behind Europe, but Skrill has the technological expertise to help both businesses and consumers make the most of the digital economy.

Supported by a visionary and committed management team, Skrill's growth potential is explosive. I look forward to leading the company's rapid development as we increase our reach into the US market and meet the needs of our American customers."


Sourced from Press Release by Skrill, October 1st, 2014

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