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Sam Ranieri

Sam Ranieri

Chief Executive Officer at Reach
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Bio Sam Ranieri is the founder and CEO of Reach, the cross-border payments provider that delivers lower costs, higher conversions, and less risk for merchants. As the leading voice at Reach, Sam brings ethical, proactive, and impassioned management to all arms of the business, being responsible for organizing risk and compliance practices, top-level budgets, key relationships, strategic direction, and debt and capital raises. Under his stewardship Reach has exploded onto the worldwide payments scene, quickly establishing itself as a leading global provider of cross-border payment solutions. Career History A seasoned executive and leader, Sam has more than two decades of experience in the fintech, foreign exchange, and international treasury management industries, along with several years of entrepreneurship expertise. Prior to his role with Reach, Sam was the driving force behind the corporate division of foreign exchange provider Calforex, setting up the business in 2002 before steering it to an annual volume generation of 3bn CAD.



The multiple changing faces of international fraudsters

27 Jan 2022

The global online marketplace promises many lucrative opportunities for retailers seeking expansion beyond their own borders. In the wake of the pandemic, and the resulting shift to online buying, ecommerce sales hit $876 billion in the first quarter of 2021, a jump of 38% year-on-year. But this growth is not without cost. As almost all types of c...


The Japanese collectibles craze: how optimized ecommerce platforms are meeting global demand

20 Aug 2021

The insatiable global demand for Japanese collectibles, such as anime figurines and pop culture items, is a goldmine for retailers in this space. From Gundam model kits to Pokémon toys, Hello Kitty dolls to action hero figurines, manga, and other collectibles, the world has fallen in love with Japanese crafting and pop culture. In 2020 alone, t...


Post-Covid Cross-Border Ecommerce is a Golden Opportunity for Retailers

18 Jun 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the consumer shift towards ecommerce at such a rapid rate that data from IBM’s U.S. Retail Index shows digital retail has advanced by roughly half a decade in under a year. As unwelcome as the pandemic was on a personal and social level, across all online retail sectors the quick shift to ecommerce has done wonde...


Navigating cross-border ecommerce: what brands need to know

08 Jun 2021

More of us than ever – 2.1 billion globally, in fact -- are turning to ecommerce in a bid to get our shopping fix. Prior to 2020, the number of consumers choosing to shop online was already increasing; now, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the knock-on effects of changing consumer behavior, this rise is breaking every record ever set for e...