Effective immediately, Thomas Staudt is CEO of GlobalCollect. This follows the recent development of Jan Manten, former CEO, changing his role to become Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cerceris BV, the holding company of GlobalCollect.
Mr. Staudt is a business veteran with over 25 years of experience in leading global companies to success through strategic repositioning. His previous roles include CEO of Ruesch International, Inc., CEO of MedE America, and COO of Card Establishment Services.
In addition, Koen Vanpraet has started as CCO of GlobalCollect. Mr. Vanpraet has built a successful career in Sales, Business Development, and Marketing within the international technology environment. Most recently, he held the position of Global Sales & Marketing Director at Easynet Global Services, preceded by several executive positions at Hewlett-Packard and Xerox.
Jan Manten, Chairman of the Board, said: "We are delighted to welcome Thomas and Koen to the company as well as to the Board. Both have a proven track record within their respective field of expertise and are predestined to advance GlobalCollect's standing as a leading Payment Service Provider, thanks to their business acumen.
"E-commerce figures continued to show a double-digit growth rate throughout 2010. With well over 200 million payment transactions and a 50% surge in transaction volume during the 2010 holiday season, GlobalCollect mirrored this trend. With Thomas at the helm to oversee the overall growth strategy and Koen driving targeted Sales and Marketing initiatives, we are confident that GlobalCollect is well positioned for the future."