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Elavon appoins European strategy head

Source: Elavon

Elavon, a leading global payments provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Frisby as its new Head of Strategy for the European region.

Scott will lead Elavon’s European strategy as it capitalizes on the growth of alternative payment methods, PSD2 and Open Banking. He will also drive M&A activity in Europe.

Scott joins Elavon from First Annapolis Consulting (now part of Accenture), a boutique payments strategy firm, where he advised banks and payment companies on M&A, new payment technologies, new product development launches and developed strategies to enter new markets. Prior to this he spent over a decade at Visa Europe where he was a Vice President and Managing Consultant. At Visa, Scott was responsible for engagement with Visa’s largest debit portfolios in Europe and launched Visa’s consulting practice in Central Europe. In addition to having significant M&A and business transformation experience, Scott has worked across key functions of the payments industry including developing new digital products and technologies.

Hannah Fitzsimons, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Elavon Europe said: “Scott joins the business at an exciting time as we push for further growth in the European region. He brings with him a wealth of expertise and knowledge of the industry and in adopting new technologies that will be instrumental in our growth.”

Commenting on his appointment, Scott Frisby said: “I’m delighted to join Elavon, a top payments and eCommerce company. I look forward to furthering our European market development, building new payments capabilities and leveraging new strategic partnerships.”

In Europe, Elavon has currently market-leading operations in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Poland and Spain. Its recent customer and partnership contract wins include Société Generale, BPost, Amadeus and ePages.

Elavon Financial Services DAC, trading as Elavon Merchant Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and the Prudential Regulation Authority and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of our authorisation and regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority are available from us on request.
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