Mark Bell and Chris Smart join eMerchantPay

January 31, 2017 | Sarah Blackburn

Online payment processing specialist eMerchantPay has strengthened its management team with two senior hires, Mark Bell and Chris Smart.

Bell and Smart are industry veterans and join eMerchantPay as Group Chief Commercial Officer and VP of Gaming and FX Markets respectively.  Bell will be responsible for all commercial elements of the group’s strategy, including sales, marketing and product delivery across the multi-faceted business.  He joins eMerchantPay from Secure Trading where he was Head of Global Gaming Strategy. He has also held senior roles at WorldPay, GB Group and Thomas Cook CFX.

In his new role, Smart will be responsible for increasing eMerchantPay’s profile in the online gambling and FX sectors, growing its share of market among tier one operators.  He will also be tasked with driving innovation and product development internally, and improving the over all customer experience for the firm’s partners.  Before joining eMerchantPay, he was the Senior Business Development Manager for the Gambling vertical at WorldPay, and also held senior roles at

Jonas Reynisson, founder and CEO of eMerchantPay, said: “We have ambitious expansion plans this year, but to do that we need top talent. Mark and Chris are two of the smartest guys in the industry, and will play central roles in the future success of the business.  I would like to personally welcome them both to eMerchantPay, and look forward to working with them more closely as we take the business into new markets and with new customers.”

Mark Bell, Group Chief Commercial Officer at eMerchantPay, said: “I am thrilled to have joined the business at such an exciting time. The payments sector is constantly evolving, which means we have to keep pushing the boundaries to stay ahead of the curve.  It’s a tough challenge, but one I am delighted to accept. It’s a huge opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with such a great team of people. We are doing something very different here at eMerchantPay as we have an unrivalled level of capability and reach. We are in the process of being able to offer a customisable single user interface for gaming operators enabling them to pull reports from multiple places as well as executing payments from the largest range of providers in the market – this is what merchants have told us they want to make their life easier – we have some very special products due out this year”

Chris Smart, VP of Gaming and FX Markets at eMerchantPay, said: “The gaming and FX industries still offer huge amounts of untapped potential, so I’m excited to be leading eMerchantPay further into these markets. I’m also really excited to work closely with the development teams on innovative new products and features that will help drive the business to the next level.”

eMerchantPay was founded in 2002 and has since built a reputation as one of the most trusted payment processors in the market.

The supplier offers a wide range of products and services including, card acquiring, payment processing, alternative payments, pre-paid card issuing, e-wallets, risk management, banking, treasury and reconciliation