EBANX strengthens partnership with global enterprise merchants and hires new VP in the U.S.
September 12, 2023
Melissa Cherrey Johnson will focus on supporting EBANX's merchants to drive growth in rising markets through payment solutions
BRAZIL, September 12, 2023 — EBANX, the leading payments platform connecting global companies with customers in rising digital markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Cherrey Johnson as the new VP of Merchant Success - Americas and Europe. With her extensive experience in the payments industry and a deep understanding of global merchants, Johnson is set to drive meaningful impact partnering with global merchants to navigate the complex and evolving digital landscape, bringing EBANX's merchants' success story in rising markets to the next level.
"It is an exciting time for rising markets, marked by a rapid acceleration in digital commerce and payments, transforming them into global innovation hubs. This phenomenon is not limited to economic powerhouse countries like Brazil, Mexico, or South Africa; it is also evident across Latin America and Africa, in countries such as Peru, Colombia, Nigeria, to mention just a few. Over the next decade, rising markets are poised to solidify their standing at a fast pace," said Melissa Cherrey Johnson. "EBANX is strategically positioned to harness significant growth potential within these industries, boasting a track record spanning more than a decade of connecting global brands with rising markets. Having dedicated my entire career to the payments industry, my aim is to deliver a world-class customer experience to our merchants worldwide."
She brings a wealth of expertise to EBANX from her career in the payments space, having worked with global payments processors and partnered with global merchants to optimize their payment operations. "Global merchants have high expectations as they expand into rising markets, and EBANX is the partner to support them in all fronts in payments while they focus on their core business. With her proven experience and customer centric successful journey, Melissa will reinforce our Merchant Success global teams, and bring EBANX's merchants' success stories in rising markets to the next level," stated Paula Bellizia, President of Global Payments at EBANX.
Johnson joins EBANX after three years at PayPal, where she was serving as Director of Global & Strategic Accounts. Prior to that, Johnson was Director of Ecommerce Global Enterprise Sales at Worldpay from FIS, and Enterprise Sales at Digital River.
Beyond her role as the new VP of Merchant Success, Melissa Cherrey Johnson will keep advocating for women in tech: "EBANX has a strong diversity and inclusion culture, and this is completely aligned with my personal values and passions. I am excited to work and contribute to the company's commitments on this front as well, while fostering diversity at the center of innovation," Johnson stated.
EBANX is the leading payments platform connecting global companies with customers from one of the fastest-growing digital markets in the world. The company was founded in 2012 in Brazil with the mission of giving people access to buy in international digital commerce. With powerful proprietary technology and infrastructure, combined with in-depth knowledge of the markets where it operates, EBANX enables global businesses to connect with hundreds of payment methods in different countries in Latin America and Africa. EBANX goes beyond payments, increasing sales and fostering seamless purchase experiences for businesses and clients.
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