Elavon @, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Ireland’s independent card payments specialist, announced the appointment of Eric Horgan to Country Manager for Ireland, a new role for the market underscoring the company’s dedication to customer growth and their commitment to developing and promoting talent from within the organisation.
“Creating in-market focus with strong leadership are key themes in our European vision and Ireland is leading the charge,” said Andrew Key, Elavon’s president of Europe. “Eric has shown exemplary commitment to leading the rollout of new initiatives to help our customers grow, and we are excited to see him deliver for our customers, our employees and our business in this leadership position.”
Eric has more than 15 years in the Card Payments industry, seven of those at Elavon, including roles as Vice President of New Product Innovation and Head of Product Management for Europe. In his innovation role, Eric was instrumental in the development of the company’s European Ecommerce strategy alongside new product initiatives such as Fanfare, the loyalty solution that has recently rolled out to customers in Ireland.
Prior to joining Elavon, Eric served as Head of Product Management at Realex Payments, where he was responsible for the development and execution of the company’s Ecommerce Payments Gateway Strategy.
Speaking on his appointment, Eric said, “I am delighted to be leading Elavon in Ireland as we move into new phase of building our business here. With over 32,000 customers in Ireland, including many of Ireland’s leading brands, we are well positioned to grow our business and support our customers to grow their business with a number of new and innovative products currently in pilot. With a dedicated team with almost 400 talented staff in Ireland, I am confident 2015 will be our strongest year ever.”
Elavon is an independent card payments specialist owned by U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States, and provides card payment services to more than a million customers globally, more than 32,000 in Ireland. Elavon has been in operation for over 20 years and have been established in Ireland for almost 15 through Elavon Financial Services, regulated as a credit institution by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Elavon entered Ireland nearly 15 years ago as euroConex, rebranding in 2008 as Elavon. Customers in Ireland ranging from multi-national corporates to independent traders are serviced from two locations in Dublin and Arklow, employing 400 Irish based colleagues at these sites.
Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses, whatever their size and in 2013 handled over a billion transactions across all European territories using their award winning payments platform. They employ a total of 1,000 staff across all European sites that are dedicated to providing products and services that enable card payments for business customers.
Available in European countries; UK, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Poland and Spain, Elavon are the leading provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education.