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Spire Payments names Kamran Yazdanjoo head, global product development

10 June 2014  |  1441 views  |  0 Source: Spire Payments

Spire Payments is extremely excited to announce the appointment of Kamran Yazdanjoo as its Head of Global Product Development.

This key appointment comes at a critical time for Spire Payments as its acquisition programme continues to expand the development capabilities of the business. Kamran will be responsible for co-ordinating development activities in Spain, England, Scotland, Hong Kong and Russia, and spearheading the delivery of platforms and applications to support the company's payment solution strategies.

Kamran has over 25 years international experience in executive leadership positions within card payments and public transportation sectors. Before joining Spire Payments, Kamran served on the Board of Directors of Cubic Transportation Systems Limited as Director of Open Payments. In this role he led new product innovations and the strategy for open payments including mobile and NFC.

Prior to this, Kamran was the Vice President of Global R&D at VeriFone Inc., with responsibility for products and services. In this role he led a global organization across Asia, Europe and North America. He also served on the Board of Directors at VFI Pvt Ltd from 2003 to 2009 and had a lead role in a number of key business transformations at VeriFone.

Kamran's earlier positions include Director of Payment Technologies at Hewlett Packard and Development Director at VeriFone. He holds a BSC Honours degree in Mathematics and a post graduate Master of Science degree in Optimization and Computing.

Kazem Aminaee, CEO and President of Spire Payments commented, "I'm delighted to welcome Kamran to the Spire Payments team in this key role. His business acumen and extensive experience within the card payments industry will greatly contribute towards the realization of our global strategy."

Kamran commented, "I am delighted to be joining the Spire Payments team at this exciting phase of the company's evolution and growth.

With an uncompromising customer first focus, its team of payments sector and technology experts with decades of domain experience, and a growing portfolio of reliable and market optimised products and services, Spire Payments is uniquely positioned to challenge the status quo within the payment sector.

I look forward to working closely with our customers and partners as well as my colleagues at Spire Payments to contribute to the continued growth and business success through delivery of value and first class business solutions across Spire Payments rapidly growing geographic markets." 

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