Simon Stanford has been appointed as chief revenue officer.
Based in London, Stanford sits on GPS' global executive committee and leads the company's global commercial, partnerships and customer relationship management and marketing teams with a focus on developing GPS' global partnerships ecosystem, marketing and brand strategy, and driving revenue growth worldwide.
Simon joins GPS from global online payments platform Worldpay where he was senior vice president group executive for the EMEA region and led a commercial team of over 450 people. He has more than 20 years of commercial experience, predominantly gained at global technology and telecommunications businesses, including Samsung Electronics and O2 (Telefónica UK).
"We are delighted to welcome him to our senior leadership team. Simon joins GPS at the most exciting chapter in our history to date as we prepare to embark on a rapid global expansion," GPS CEO Joanne Dewar says.
"Simon brings to GPS a stellar track record of success in building and leading high-performing global commercial teams and will be a pivotal player in our accelerated growth strategy for 2022 and beyond," Dewar adds.
"In meeting Joanne and GPS' new board I was impressed by the scale of their global ambition to transform the payments industry and their drive to help fintechs and entrepreneurs all over the world accelerate the digital revolution," Stanford says.
"GPS has built an impressive and diverse customer base, providing the issuer processing firepower for some of the most disruptive and fast-growing fintechs in the world. I am delighted to join the team and look forward to being part of GPS' international growth journey."