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Skrill promotes Hall to head up US sales effort as WorldPay’s Barclay joins

11th September 2013 7:24 am GMT

Online payment processor Skrill has promoted its vice president of sales and leisure Joe Hall to head up sales for its North American subsidiary Skrill USA, while bringing in former WorldPay vice president of gaming Paul Barclay as his replacement.

Hall, who has progressed through roles in account management, sales and VIP business units since joining Skrill from Initial Rewards in January 2011, has taken on the role of vice president of sales, and will report directly to Skrill USA chief executive Neil Steinhardt and senior vice president of sales and marketing Craig Doyle.

Steinhardt was appointed CEO of the US business in March this year, with a mandate to help grow the company’s operations in the market. Skrill currently holds money transmitter licences in 46 states, and has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement to offer its solutions to operators when the market goes live in November this year.

The company’s chief executive Siegfried Heimgaertner commented that Skrill’s market position leaves it “best-placed placed to take advantage of the positively changing online gambling landscape in the USA, which is great news for our customers.

“It’s another commitment to our mission; to help merchants and customers pay and get paid globally, as seamlessly, quickly and cheaply as possible, while complying with all relevant laws and legislation,” he explained.

Heimgaertner added that he was “delighted” that Hall had “taken up the challenge to build upon his excellent work with our existing portfolio of merchants,” and described his replacement Barclay as “a tremendous candidate” to continue Hall’s work in the UK market.

Having previously held roles as BarclayCard and Barclays Bank, Paul Barclay served as vice president of the gaming sector of WorldPay since 2000.

Skrill will look to “leverage its existing European relationships” in order to establish itself in the US market, as well as offering its solutions for advanced deposit wagering, fantasy sports and other digital media merchants.

The reshuffle comes after last month’s news that CVC Partners had acquired a controlling interest in Skrill. The private equity firm, which earlier this year failed to take over exchange betting operator Betfair, paid €600m for its stake.

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