Former Groupon Sales Operations Director and M&A banking specialist, Grégoire Andrieu-Guitrancourt, has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at iBanFirst. He will notably be responsible for supporting iBanFirst’s growth across Benelux, Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. His appointment is part of the company's international expansion strategy and comes as recognition of his proven track record.
Paris, 1 October 2020 - GGlobal financial services provider iBanFirst, delivering solutions across banking borders, announces the appointment of former Groupon Sales Operations Director and M&A banking specialist, Grégoire Andrieu-Guitrancourt, as its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).
The appointment is part of iBanFirst’s international expansion strategy, as the company unites its European focus and global ambitions to become one of the world’s leading financial services providers. As a result of iBanFirst’s rapid growth, the company’s workforce has increased from 16 to 200 since 2016.
Mr Andrieu-Guitrancourt will be responsible for driving iBanFirst’s expansion into Benelux, Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. The CRO’s appointment is testament to Mr Andrieu-Guitrancourt’s track record at iBanFirst, whose experience of financial planning and management has led to a triple-digit growth in revenues since his arrival in 2017.
Grégoire Andrieu-Guitrancourt began his career in the M&A team of Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking prior to working at ABN AMRO in Paris. He then worked at Groupon as its Sales Operations Director for Central and Western Europe.
Commenting on his appointment, Grégoire Andrieu-Guitrancourt, Chief Revenue Officer, iBanFirst said: "I’m delighted to support iBanFirst’s ambition of becoming a global leader in FX payments. As the company’s former Country Manager for France, I already have a strong understanding of iBanFirst’s business and operations, and I am excited by the prospect of driving growth at iBanfirst, notably in Central and Eastern Europe."
Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier, CEO and Founder, iBanFirst said: "As we navigate the ’new normal’, innovations in the fintech sector will have a truly transformative impact on small and medium-sized businesses and their ability to make cost-efficient payments. At iBanFirst we understand the importance of embracing emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data orchestration to optimise the experience of our customers."
“The appointment of Yann Stadnicki as Chief Data Officer strengthens our global market position as a world leader in financial services. The new hire is a great asset to the iBanFirst business and is part of our hyper-growth strategy. We are using the power of data to offer our customers the information that will help them make smarter decisions and operate more effectively.”
iBanFirst is a global financial services provider delivering solutions across banking borders. iBanFirst provides a specialist online platform for multicurrency transactions. As an alternative to the traditional bank offer, iBanFirst enables a payment experience and package of financial services addressing the needs of SMEs in their daily operations.
Thanks to iBanFirst, financial teams can pay and receive payments in any currency and hedge foreign exchange risks.
Founded in Paris in 2013, at a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées, by former bank executives and entrepreneurs, iBanFirst is a French company headquartered in Belgium, with operations in France, the Netherlands and Germany. It is regulated as a payment institution passported throughout the European Union and serves more than 4,000 customers all over Europe. Member of the SWIFT network and SEPA homologated, iBanFirst holds AISP and PISP accreditations under PSD2. It has raised €46m from Xavier Niel and leading European venture capital funds Serena, Breega, Elaia and Bpifrance Large Venture.
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