Amazon Pay’s former General Manager for the Americas, Kurt Bilafer, has joined Yapstone as EVP, Chief Revenue Officer. Bilafer will drive all sales and marketing initiatives for the online marketplace payments leader.
Prior to his role at Amazon Pay, Bilafer was the Chief Revenue Officer for WePay, which was acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase in 2017.
“There is nothing more exciting than growing a remarkable private company into a global enterprise,” says Bilafer. “Yapstone has a wealth of competitive advantages and progressive practices that will support the ever-evolving customer experiences for next generation marketplace payments. These key ingredients have primed the company and its customers for global success.”
Yapstone delivers end-to-end payment solutions to marketplace platforms, including auto-onboarding, proprietary risk management services, a broad range of payment methods, global pay-outs to merchants, split payments functionality, world-class security, compliance and integrated customer support. Yapstone’s global payment platform is particularly well-suited for marketplaces with complicated payment flows and business rules.
The company kicked off 2018 with a $71 million funding round and closed the year with the announcement of its new Transact™ Platform, which will fuel Yapstone’s expansion into global sharing economy markets.
“Kurt’s global payment expertise, relentless focus on the customer and proven abilities to drive growth make him an excellent addition to our powerhouse team of payment industry veterans,” says Tom Villante, Yapstone’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Together, we look forward to many more years of accelerated growth.”