Xace has named Annie Osborne as its new chief commercial officer, as the company looks to move forward with aggressive plans to expand across Europe this year.
Osborne will report directly to CEO David Hodkinson and will be responsible for shaping and implementing the group’s commercial distribution and marketing plans, including product creation and customer engagement.
Osborne comes to the company with a ten-plus-year payments background, including positions at American Express and ACI. She has expertise in multinational corporate banking, payments, and fraud management across verticals such as business retail, sports, hospitality, and entertainment.
Of the appointment Osborne said: “I’m delighted and immensely proud to be joining Xace at this stage of its growth. It is an incredibly exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to playing a part in its continued success as the business expands its reach across Europe over the coming months.
“Its product offering, especially to gaming businesses, has led Xace to become the account and payment provider of choice for a number of companies both in and out of the sector. Now is the time to rapidly scale up and I look forward to playing my part in continuing the impressive journey.”
This appointment, according to Xace, will be critical in meeting its growth goals this year and beyond. Xace now has Euro and British pound sterling corporate and personal accounts, each with virtual debit cards, in Europe.
Xace CEO David Hodkinson added: “I am delighted to welcome Annie to the team and for Xace to leverage her tremendous knowledge and experience not only of international payments but also of the global gambling industry as we continue to expand rapidly.
“Xace provides a quality solution to a common problem that gaming companies across Europe encounter and this has seen us ride an incredible wave of growth in our first year. We now want to build on that and with Annie on board as CCO it will undoubtedly be another successful year for Xace.”