Vienna, 27 January 2015 - paysafecard, the Vienna-based global market leader in prepaid online payment methods, and member of the international Skrill Group, welcomes Jan Marc Külper aboard as an experienced digital expert. In his role as the new Vice President of Business Development, he takes on the responsibility of the company's development and expansion strategy. This includes analysing existing and new markets, continually identifying and evaluating market potentials and trends, and the realisation of opening up new countries in order to maintain the dynamic growth of the company. In his new position, Jan Marc Külper is also responsible for building his own Business Development team.
Born in Germany, he graduated from the University of Hamburg and the University of Passau. Jan Marc Külper possesses diversified management know-how in the Digital and Social Media sector: He has already successfully operated as Business Development Manager at the international media enterprise Bertelsmann, where he advanced digital business projects for Arvato Mobile in the USA and England. Külper later worked as part of the Global Digital Business Group for Sony Music Entertainment in New York, and later went on to assume responsibility for the business development of online platform XING. Recently he operated in the role of freelance online consultant for a German publishing house during its digital transformation, as well as for diverse online projects. "My wish at paysafecard is to significantly contribute to its ambitious expansion plans," says Külper on his new position. "With his profound knowledge of digital applications and global business models, Jan Marc Külper is a major win for us. We have found the perfect person to expedite our continual growth course and to pursue new avenues in the international payments market," says Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard, on the addition to the team.
paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH (holding of all paysafecard companies), www.paysafecard.com, is based in Vienna with subsidiaries in London, Düsseldorf, Lucerne, New York, Mexico City and Buenos Aires, among other places. The company was founded in Austria and Germany in 2000 and is a 100% subsidiary of the Skrill Group. The company is now present in 39 countries at over 450,000 sales outlets worldwide with its core product paysafecard. paysafecard is a prepaid online payment solution which anyone can use. No bank account or credit card is necessary. The paysafecard 16-digit PIN is all that's needed to complete a payment transaction. paysafecard can be used at thousands of online shops. The company has become the European market leader in prepaid payment solutions with the brands paysafecard, my paysafecard, paysafecard Mastercard® and YUNA.
paysafecard has received numerous awards over the years. These include Paybefore Awards in the categories of "Best Digital Currency", "Best Virtual or Digital Program" and "Top Digital Dollars", as well as Paybefore Awards Europe in the categories of "Most Innovative Prepaid Solution" and "Consumer Champion". In 2014, The New Economy recognised paysafecard as one of the 40 most innovative companies in 2013.
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