CityPay welcomes new director to the board

CityPay has announced the appointment of Steve Almond as the newest member of its board of directors.

With an impressive career spanning more than three decades in card acceptance strategy, product development and a proven track record of pioneering payment solutions, Steve (pictured) brings a wealth of experience and innovation to the CityPay team.

Steve Almond is known for his strategic vision and execution in the payments industry, having launched several groundbreaking payment solutions that have significantly impacted the industry. His notable achievements include launching Britain’s first online shopping centre, BarclaySquare, in 1995, and launching the first bank-managed Internet Payment Service Provider service, Barclaycard ePDQ, in 1998. Steve also designed and implemented the UK’s first mobile telephone (SMS). ) started a payment solutions business in 2002 as CEO of TxtOrder plc.

Under his leadership, Barclaycard’s e-commerce business experienced substantial growth, and he played a pivotal role in developing Barclaycard’s online and international proposition strategy. His strategic foresight was instrumental in the delivery of Barclaycard’s international internet payments solution, SmartPay, in 2009. Furthermore, as a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and expertise, Steve has successfully built an independent card acceptance sales organization for Payzone UK, dramatically growing its customer base extensive. in a remarkably short period of time.

“We are pleased to welcome Steve Almond to our board of directors,” said Norberto Martins, CEO and founder of CityPay. Norberto further stated that “Steve’s impressive background in developing innovative payment solutions and his strategic vision for the future of payments align perfectly with CityPay’s mission to evolve the payments landscape. We are confident that his leadership and expertise will contribute greatly to our continued growth and success.”

Steve’s appointment comes at a crucial time for CityPay as the company looks to expand its product offering and explore new markets. His experience in product development, go-to-market strategy and successful track record in launching and managing payment solutions will be invaluable as CityPay continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge payment solutions to its customers.

“I am pleased to join CityPay’s board and work with a skilled team committed to excellence and innovation in the payments industry,” said Steve Almond. “I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth and success by leveraging my experience in developing and implementing strategic payment solutions that meet the evolving needs of businesses and consumers.”