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EBANX strengthens Technology, Product and Governance and names new VPs

August 22, 2023

 The announcements reinforce the fintech's commitment with the business' sustainability and with creating tech-based, customer-centric solutions. Kalecser Kurtz, formerly VP of Software Engineering, takes over as VP of  Product and Engineering. Valério Zarro arrives at EBANX to lead as VP of Governance, Risk and Compliance


BRAZIL, August 22, 2023 - EBANX, the technology company specializing in payment solutions for rising economies, announces the appointment of two Vice Presidents to lead its technology and governance initiatives. The announcements represent yet another important step by EBANX on the path of increasingly strengthening technology and governance at the core of its global solutions, in line with its mission of connecting the largest brands in the world to rising markets such as Latin America and Africa.

With seven years at the company, Kalecser Kurtz takes over the position of VP of Product and Engineering at EBANX. Since May 2021, Kurtz held the position of VP of Software Engineering at the company, leading the teams that develop the EBANX global platform, which allows payin, payout, global settlement, integrations with more than 100 payment methods in 18 countries, serving more than 1,600 merchants across verticals such as SaaS, streaming, digital gaming, online retail, and travel. In his new role, Kurtz will combine his expertise with building up products, bringing the basis of development closer to the creation and testing of new solutions.

"We have a mission in the areas of Product, Business Intelligence, Engineering and Data at EBANX, of making technology present at the basis of our solutions to a greater extent. The goal is to empower our merchants with technological tools to increase their performance and scale their businesses in the world's fastest-growing digital markets, so they can focus on their fields while we take care of payments with excellence," said Kurtz. "EBANX already has a powerful legacy of product development, and my role will be to continue to offer solutions that are increasingly consistent and customer-centric," he added.

Another important appointment is that of Valério Zarro, who takes on the position of VP of Governance, Risk and Compliance at EBANX. He has more than 20 years of experience in these areas, in the top leadership of large companies across financial, payments and delivery sectors. Zarro comes from a position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at MovilePay, as well as Financial Director of iFood's Fintech business unit. Previously, he was Executive Director of Finance and Risk at PicPay, and before that, CRO at Alelo Brasil. His professional career also includes more than three years as CRO at Banco Digio and EloPar, in addition to a history of more than 35 years at Banco do Brasil. Zarro's arrival reinforces EBANX's commitment to strengthening its internal governance and guaranteeing solid and efficient processes.

“EBANX is an ecosystem composed, in essence, by the merchant, the payment and financial players, and the merchant's customer. There is a vast complexity in this ecosystem, in addition to all the regulations specific to each country in which we operate. It is a great challenge to align governance, risk and compliance in such a diverse environment and, certainly, this is one of the reasons that motivated me to join the EBANX global team. I arrive here in a structure that has already been doing a brilliant work, and my role will be to further strengthen this foundation, unifying these areas that are so relevant and strategic for the existence and sustainability of the business,” said Zarro.

The appointments of Kalecser Kurtz and Valério Zarro follow the arrival of Fabio Scopeta as Chief Product Technology Officer (CPTO) earlier this year coming from Microsoft, where he was General Manager of Digital Innovation. They also happen in line with João Del Valle, co-founder of EBANX, taking over as CEO in 2021, after more than three years as Chief Operations Officer (COO), preceded by almost seven as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“Having professionals who are references in their fields is very important in this continuous journey of EBANX's international expansion into important markets. Kalecser and Valério will further strengthen what was already being built by the entire EBANX team, always focusing on creating access through technology and the best financial solutions, to connect our merchants to the largest digital markets in the world,” said Daniele Fonseca, Chief People Officer (CPO) of EBANX.

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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Website: https://www.ebanx.com/en/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ebanx 

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