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Skrill appoints Chantal Willis VP, ecommerce business

17 January 2014  |  1434 views  |  0 Source: Skrill

Leading online payments company Skrill today announces the appointment of Chantal Willis as vice president of its ecommerce business.

Willis joins Skrill from Optimal Payments, where she most recently held the position of vice president of sales, responsible for management of the company's customer acquisition and retention strategy and delivery against revenue targets. Previously in her career she held a range of strategic sales and marketing positions in organisations in the financial services, commerce and online sectors.

At Skrill, Willis will be responsible for all sales activities with customers in the ecommerce space, facilitating the expansion of Skrill's digital wallet and payment gateway solutions to customers in this key vertical market. She will report to Craig Doyle, senior vice president of sales and marketing.

The Skrill Digital Wallet enables businesses to accept secure 'password only' payments in over 40 currencies from over 36 million people worldwide, helping online retailers to trade globally, in more than 200 countries, while operating locally with just a single integration. Skrill Payment Processing offers a fully customisable checkout with local credit and debit card options that optimise businesses' global potential. This makes it possible for online retailers to take control of their online presence and simplify customer experience by processing payments directly at the point of checkout and in local currencies.

Wallis comments, "Skrill is a company with a major opportunity in a very exciting space. As innovation in the payment markets continues at a rapid pace, Skrill's ability to deliver borderless ecommerce to merchants and customers alike, creates a proposition that is both relevant and timely. The world today is getting smaller, and some retailers have found it increasingly challenging to make money in this highly competitive global arena. By enabling retailers to transact globally, without significant risk or resource requirement, Skrill is opening up a world of opportunities and putting products in the hands of customers, wherever they ar ar they are."

Craig Doyle, vice president of sales and marketing at Skrill adds, "Ecommerce is a key component of Skrill's global growth strategy and Chantal's arrival will enable the company to leverage its position as one of Europe's largest online payment providers and to build on its existing ecommerce presence. Since its inception, Skrill has worked to optimise payments for both merchants and for consumers. Our increased focus and innovation within the ecommerce and digital space will better enable us to respond to the needs of those organisations and individuals wishing to benefit from the ease and convenience that is offered by online retail." 

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