Shieldpay hires ex-Payoneer Chris Andrews as Head of Sales

“We’ll be expanding our position in existing markets and accelerating growth into new verticals, whilst building on our direct and indirect channels.”

Shieldpay has announced the appointment of Chris Andrews as Head of Sales, a former Payoneer, ACI, and Mastercard executive, who now joins the payments firm to develop and guide the sales strategy.

The executive move follows the appointment of Sophie Condie to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer in a promotion that acknowledges her key role in the company after nearly one year as Director of Operations.

Chris Andrews will broaden scope of Shieldpay’s client base

Chris Andrews will maintain Shieldpay’s focus on building share in existing markets, looking to broaden the scope of Shieldpay’s current client base. His sales team will be tasked to pursue emerging opportunities to service the complex payments needs of new markets and sectors.

He joins Shieldpay from Payoneer, where he was Regional Enterprise Sales Director, EMEA, but his well-established career includes many other senior roles at renowned payments companies, such as CyberSource, Mastercard, and ACI Worldwide.

Shieldpay chose Chris Andrews for his depth of business development experience in the payments space, which should make him a key piece in the firm, playing an integral role in the growth of Shieldpay over the coming months and years.

Chris Andrews, Head of Sales at Shieldpay, commented: “I’m really excited to join Shieldpay at a pivotal time in our growth trajectory. We’ll be expanding our position in existing markets and accelerating growth into new verticals, whilst building on our direct and indirect channels. I’m looking forward to being part of the next stage of our development.”

Claire Van Der Zant, Revenue Director at Shieldpay, added: “Chris has a wealth of experience in the payments industry and targeting enterprise customers to drive stellar business growth against revenue targets. I can’t wait to learn more from Chris as we charge forth together and build on what Shieldpay has achieved so far.”

Sophie Condie is first COO at Shieldpay

Shieldpay has never had a COO until earlier this month when Sophie Condie accepted the challenge of being in charge of transforming the firm’s day-to-day operations, driving efficiencies, and improving performance across the business as it continues to scale and grow.

The former Director of Operations will work closely with the wider Shieldpay leadership team and will report directly to chief executive Peter Janes, who believes the addition of Sophie to the Shieldpay C-Suite further develops the company’s focus on delivering the best outcomes for customers as part of its overarching customer-first strategy.