Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice, and digital banking solutions, today announced the hire of Ed Adshead-Grant as General Manager and Director of Payments in EMEA.
Adshead-Grant, a 20-year veteran in the cards and payments industry, joins Bottomline at a time of high activity in the market. “There has been more change to the payment industry in the last five years than the previous fifty” comments Adshead-Grant, “The opportunity to drive more efficiency, remove legacy practices, and add insight into the typical payment operation is clear. Bottomline is well positioned in the market with its leadership within Automated Clearing Houses (ACH) such as BACS, and in the digital banking and Financial Messaging sectors. I look forward to working with our clients to deliver a mix of secure, innovative, cloud-based technologies for them and their customers, to improve the way they pay and get paid”
“The technology and talent at Bottomline has always been a key focus area.” said Nigel Savory, Managing Director of Bottomline Technologies EMEA. “The convergence between historically disparate areas like payment cards and ACH, retail and corporate, domestic and international creates an exciting dynamic for our customers to review their payments.
Adshead-Grant joins most recently from Hewlett-Packard where he renewed the go-to-market strategy and established a Cards & Payments Practice across EMEA. He previously worked at First Data Corporation, Pepper Consultants, and PwC in a range of sales, product, client management, finance, and strategy roles across a number of countries. One of his known specialisms in the payments world is in the creation of innovative outsourcing models to optimise the long term value of SaaS processing contracts with customers. He holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and an MA from the University of St Andrews and the University of Western Ontario.