Unzer introduces platform expert Niv Liran as Chief Product and Technology Officer
Heidelberg/Berlin, October 21st 2020 – Payment platform Unzer has appointed Niv Liranas its Chief Product and Technology Officer. Niv already joined the Unzer management team at the start of September. As Chief Product and Technology Officer, he and his team will work on further refining and optimising Unzer's platform.
Niv most recentlyheld the position of Chief Product Officer at AUTO1 Group, Europe's leading online B2B marketplace for used cars. Here, he co-managed the technology department, which he was able to expand from just five to more than 350 employees within the space of fouryears. Prior to this, Niv was responsible for online payments and the checkout experience as Vice President at Rocket Internet. He switched to Rocket Internet after having worked as Director of Product Management at Groupon. "With Niv Liran, we are gaining a platform expert who understands how eCommerce and payments work. As such, he is the perfect person for the role of Chief Product and Technology Officer. Not only does he have many years of experience and specialist expertise, he also knows how to manage large teams and stays constantly up-to-date with the ever changing tech world. In other words, he knows how to scale large tech projects quickly. This is precisely what we are planning to do with Unzer," comments Mirko Hüllemann, CEO at Unzer, on the newrecruitment. "Unzer is a rapidly growing company and offers exactly the kind of environment that I enjoy working in. Further developing and scaling platforms is my passion. My primary objective here is to secure an easy-to-use interface and overall user-friendliness. I am really looking forward to taking the Unzer platform to the next level with my team," comments Niv Liran, Chief Product and Technology Officer.
Unzer is a fast growing, innovative and modular platform for international payment transactions. Companies of all sizes and from all sectors rely on the data-driven, secure and perfectly tailored solutions to help them drive growth – whether online, mobile or at the point of sale. The modules, which are easy to integrate, cover the entire spectrum of payment management: from processing of various payment types, through automated analytics of customer behaviour and requirements, all the way up to integrativerisk management. Unzer was founded in 2003 as "heidelpay". As one of the pioneers in the sector, the company has repeatedly introduced groundbreaking innovations in and around transaction management over the course of the last 17 years. Over 600 payment experts and tech enthusiasts throughout Europe today work on helping retailers achieve sustainable growth in a dynamic market. KKR has been the majority shareholder in Unzer since 2020.
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