Independent payment processor, SecureTrading, has appointed Todd Garcia as head of US sales as it further expands its presence in the United States.
Todd adds extensive and specialised experience to the company's senior team, with over 15 years in the payments industry and an extensive knowledge of the US market. He previously served as head of sales for innovative payment platform Freedom Pay, and has also worked in both the retail check and card acquiring divisions of Global Payments, successfully growing the business as senior vice president for acquiring sales.
SecureTrading is licensed to deliver payment processing in multiple countries worldwide. Its US operations are entering a phase of rapid growth as the company builds on its historically strong vertical markets of iGaming, retail and leisure and entertainment. This year the firm became one of the first companies to be licensed in Nevada to provide a complete payment processing solution for online gambling, incorporating identity verification and geolocation services. It is now primed to support operators as additional states legalise online gambling, and has already been issued a vendor number to conduct business in New Jersey.
SecureTrading also offers PCI DSS compliance and security consultancy services through its sister company, Cognosec, andthis depth of service is key to its expansion strategy moving forward. Toddjoins a highly experienced senior team including chairman Chris Thom and chief operating officer Ted Friedman, with plans to recruit further already in place.
Speaking about his new role, Todd said: "SecureTrading is already well established in the US and I'm eager to help expand its reach even further. What particularly impressed me is the company's depth of industry knowledge in its specialist sectors, coupled with strong technicalcapability. It's my job to make sure we're passing this expertise on and adding value to as many organisations as possible."
Kobus Paulsen, CEO of the UC Group, the holding company of SecureTrading said: "Todd comes to us with fantastic experience, coupled with strategic vision and a proven ability to deliver results. He's the perfect fit for SecureTrading. Our presence and capability on both side of the Atlantic is expanding and having Todd guide our efforts in the US is a huge boost."