Payments Processor GPS Adds Trio to C-Level Teamby Fintech News Singapore October 7, 2020
Payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS), announced its appointment of three C-level executives: Richard Hodgson as Chief Financial Officer, Shaun Puckrin as Chief Product Officer, and Jerome Gudgeon as Chief Technology Officer.
The new hires bolster the executive leadership team of GPS. The payments processing has partnered with some well-known and successful fintechs on the market, including Revolut, Starling Bank and Curve, as GPS drives its global expansion plans forward beyond Europe and APAC.
Richard Hodgson, Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Richard Hodgson is responsible for scaling the GPS Finance function as it expands geographically, bringing more customers onto the GPS platform. A qualified accountant, Richard brings with him over 25 years of experience in Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, and FMCG. Prior to joining GPS, Richard held senior positions at XE.com, HiFX, Travelex, and GlaxoSmithKline.
Shaun Puckrin, Chief Product Officer
Shaun Puckrin is responsible for setting the product strategy and roadmap at GPS in his role as Chief Product Officer, ensuring that these align with the company’s overall commercial strategy of providing the most reliable and feature-rich platform to GPS customers worldwide. With more than 20 years’ experience in payments, mobile and fintech, Shaun has a track record of developing award-winning B2B and B2C products whilst in senior product and technology positions at Worldpay, Nested, Monitise, and Symbian.
Jerome Gudgeon, Chief Technology Officer
In his capacity as Chief Technology Officer, Jerome Gudgeon spearheads the technology strategy and delivery for the business, which includes overall responsibility for the development and day-to-day technology operations of the GPS Apex platform. Having held senior technology and leadership positions at American Express, TD Bank, Fidelity and a Swiss Private Bank, Jerome brings more than 25 years’ experience in payments, investments and banking technology. Alongside this, he also founded two fintech start-ups in payments and investments.
Last year in November, GPS announced at the Singapore Fintech Festival that it has chosen Singapore as its new regional headquarters. It is looking to replicate its European successes within the APAC region.
Featured image credit: Global Processing Services booth in Singapore Fintech Festival 2019, twitter.com/gps_processor