Team announcement

Apexx appoints Lucy Underwood as Head of Partnerships; Jan Ruebel to Vice President of Sales Europe

Apexx appoints Lucy Underwood as Head of Partnerships; Jan Ruebel to Vice President of Sales Europe, APEXX Global

Apexx Global, the multi-award-winning global payments platform, has bolstered its team by hiring Lucy Underwood as Head of Partnerships and making Jan Ruebel its first VP of Sales Europe.

The company intends for the two appointments to spur further business growth and to increase efficiency, conversion rates, and cost savings to merchants across the world. Apexx’s partner-agnostic program combines acquirers, gateways, shopping carts and Alternative Payments Methods into a single API connection.

Peter Keenan, CEO and Co-founder of APEXX, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Lucy and Jan to the APEXX team. It has been a challenging year for all, but APEXX has proved resilient - today’s announcement is a testament to our strong growth, in addition to our ambitions for 2021. With Lucy and Jan on board I am confident that we will continue to accelerate, revolutionising the payments industry to bring frictionless payments solutions to merchants globally. Welcome to the team!”

Underwood has a deep well of experience in the financial and technology industries, having previously worked with Finastra and Sage Plc, looking after major payment partners like PayPal, FIS, MasterCard, and Visa. Ruebel, meanwhile, has more than two decades of global experience in travel and payments. He previously worked at Wirecard, where he led the Travel & Mobility sales team for more than ten years.

Commenting on her new role, Lucy Underwood said: ‘I am delighted to be joining the APEXX team as Head of Partnerships at such an exciting time in the company’s development. In times of rapid change in technology and regulation, enterprise clients are looking to agile partners who enable them to scale and innovate at pace and APEXX are well placed to become the market leaders. I look forward to bringing my knowledge, expertise, and extensive partner network to work alongside an already experienced industry team.”

Commenting on his new role, Jan Ruebel said: “APEXX is an innovative, disruptive and industry leading business. Now more than ever, merchants are looking to reduce complexity and cost whilst boosting conversion rates as they navigate the evolving landscape. I am excited to apply my extensive understanding of innovative payment solutions and seamless transactions, as well as my strong pan-European network, to help drive growth and merchant success in the newly established role of VP of Sales Europe.”

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