23 October 2014

Skrill appoints George Goodyer VP, IT solutions delivery

17 March 2014  |  787 views  |  0 Source: Skrill

Skrill, one of Europe's leading online payments companies, today announces the appointment of George Goodyer as vice president of IT solutions delivery.

Goodyer will be responsible for the successful delivery of product innovations and software production support, reporting directly to Skrill's senior vice president of technology, Roland Schaar.

Goodyer joins Skrill from RightScale, a leader in enterprise cloud portfolio management, where he held the position of senior director of software development. Prior to this, he held a number of positions at VeriSign (acquired by Symantec) including engineering director, responsible for the development and maintenance on the SSL core and retail product lines.

Skrill is one of Europe's largest online payment systems and among the world's largest independent digital wallet providers with over 36 million account holders and 150,000 merchants using its payment solutions. The Skrill Digital Wallet enables customers to make online payments conveniently and securely, as well as to send and receive money online cost-effectively.

George Goodyer, VP of IT solutions delivery, commented, "This is an exciting time to be joining Skrill, as it continues to demonstrate cutting edge innovation to evolve and improve payments. With its products advancing, Skrill needs the right technology in place to ensure the business remains efficient and its customers are getting the best possible experience. Software development, support and quality assurance is more important than ever before for Skrill to meet the diverse needs of merchants and end users all over the world, and to facilitate progress towards its objective of being the preferred choice to pay and get paid globally."

Roland Schaar, senior vice president of technology, Skrill adds, "Technology is pivotal to evolving and improving payments, and George's arrival will enable the company to stay at the forefront of innovation. With considerable experience in cloud computing, high volume distributed systems, security and agile development, George brings an abundance of knowledge that will help maintain Skrill's position as one of Europe's leading payment companies. We're thrilled to have him on board." 

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