In response to market demand for its end-to-end prepaid and debit solutions, Contis Group, one of Europe's leading e-money solutions providers, has enhanced its domestic and international capabilities with the addition of five strategic hires.
These appointments follow the company's service expansion in 2012 which gave Contis total end-to-end ownership of all implementation and programme management processes required to effectively launch and operate a prepaid or debit card initiative. Since then, Contis Group's customer footprint has grown to encompass new sectors and territories, as large organisations around the world realise the benefits of working with a single partner that can service all of their prepaid and debit card requirements under one roof.
"2013 is a big year for us," comments Mike Fromant, Managing Director, Contis Group. "Our acquisitions and strategic repositioning work has moved the business up the value chain and is increasing the size and value of our client base. Contis is engaged in deals with credit unions to serve the unbanked community, private sector organisations across Europe to streamline corporate expenses systems and large retail holding companies to service gift card, loyalty and rewards programmes.
"The market is moving quickly," adds Fromant. "It will be those providers capable of innovating that will prosper the most. With this in mind, Contis is also looking at new ways to collaborate with customers in order to help them fulfil their commercial objectives. All this means that we need more people if we are to continue our development both in the UK and internationally. We will be disclosing more on these deals in the coming weeks, but for now, we would like to welcome our new colleagues at this exciting time in our growth."
The company has bolstered its sales, customer services and marketing teams in this latest recruitment drive.
Chris Cresswell joins Contis as Sales and Business Development Director. Formerly with LaSer UK, Chris brings to Contis significant experience in the cards and loyalty sector and will be responsible for generating new revenues in this area. Chris is joined in the sales department by new Sales Executive, Oliver Smith who will work to increase product awareness amongst existing and prospective credEcardplus clients.
Customer Services Advisor, Renata Burdon, has joined from Eurobank EFG and is currently studying for a degree in Business Management Studies. Renata brings a broad knowledge of banking systems to her new role.
Alexis Wilson and Andy Ireland both join as Marketing Executives. Having joined the marketing department from the Contis customer service team, Alexis carries an extensive knowledge of the company's products and services into her new job. A trained graphic designer, Andy will assist clients in card design generation and implementation. Both will assist in all aspects of company and client marketing.