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Paysafe Further Strengthens its Payment Processing Management Team

Feb 28, 2018

Houston, 28 February, 2018 – Leading global payments provider, Paysafe, today announced two sales leadership appointments to its North American team with the hires of Gretchen Bender as Senior Vice President of Sales, ISO Agents & Direct Sales, and Bill Ranta, as VP of Sales, Card Not Present. This latest investment in its North American Payment Processing business forms part of Paysafe’s ongoing strategy to deepen its presence in the US where it has identified significant growth opportunities.

Gretchen brings over 20 years of sales leadership experience in merchant services and possesses deep FinTech and payment processing domain expertise. Throughout her career she has focused on developing and leading high-performing sales teams. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President, US Direct Sales, for Atlanta-based Global Payments where she was responsible for 90 million dollars of direct sales revenue annually inclusive of Referral Partner Sales, Business Development, and Sales Operations.  At Paysafe, Gretchen will be responsible for growing the sales and revenue in the ISO, Agent and Direct Card Present areas of its processing business in North America.

In addition, Bill is a highly experienced and proven sales leader with vast experience in electronic payments and Card Not Present payment processing.  With over 16 years’ experience in the payments industry, he has held a number of senior roles in various payments organisations, including leading business development at Ingenico ePayments where he was responsible for the company’s major domestic and international accounts as well as a 10-year stint at Litl & Company where he was instrumental in driving their impressive expansion and growth into new verticals, which culminated in their acquisition by Vantiv, now known as Worldpay.  At Paysafe, Bill will be responsible for the Company’s mid-market, Card Not Present, sales teams.  

“We welcome Gretchen and Bill, two well-known, and highly respected sales leaders to the Paysafe team,” said Todd Linden, CEO, Payment Processing North America, Paysafe Group. “I’m confident they will be real assets as we continue to invest in and grow our North America Payment Processing business in 2018 and beyond. They are both highly customer-centric in their approach and I’m sure our customers will value their support and experience as we continue to introduce new products to meet their evolving needs.”


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About Paysafe

Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Our core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through our industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallets and online cash solutions. Delivered through an integrated platform, our solutions are geared towards mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between bricks-and-mortar and online payments. With over 20 years of online payment experience, a combined transactional volume of US$48 billion in 2016 and over 2,600 staff located in 12 global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. For more information, visit:

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Amy Gregus, Head of Corporate Communications – North America
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Kate Aldridge, VP, Corporate Communications – Global
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