GoCardless hires Even Walser as the new Chief of Revenue
By Megha Bhattacharya
Payments FinTech GoCardless has today announced the appointment of Even Walser as the new Chief Revenue Officer. The new CRO will be based at the FinTech’s London headquarters and will be responsible for overseeing its Commercial Sales organisation including Sales, Sales Operations, Partnerships, Solution Engineering, and International Operations.
“Even will play a key role in accelerating adoption of GoCardless as a key payment method within mid-tier to enterprise organisations as companies seek to improve their payment operations and expand internationally. He brings a wealth of experience in implementing sales strategies to drive growth and revenue in the tech sector,” said Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO, GoCardless. “Even is well placed to build on what we’ve already achieved and help accelerate our growth plans.”
Previously, Walser was the Chief Revenue Officer at digital experience analytics company Decibel, where he expanded the business through to a $40 million Series B funding round. He has around 17 years of experience in building and leading sales teams at Practice Fusion, Genius.com, and Brand Watch.
“The subscription economy is at a tipping point, and the enormity of the $7trn recurring payments market made it clear to me that GoCardless presents a huge opportunity. Credit cards are an imperfect vehicle for collecting invoice and subscription payments, principally because they fail, and other payment methods do not address the specific requirements for managing recurring payments efficiently and effectively. Payments is an incredibly exciting space right now, and I’m looking forward to leading the GoCardless team to even greater success,” said Walser.
Recently, a new study by GoCardless revealed that enterprise businesses are at the risk of losing almost £1 million annually in failed payments, with the mid-market companies making losses of around £200k+ and small businesses £6k. The company’s Payment Success Index analyses payment data from around 55,000 customers and 900 external businesses and highlights the savings that businesses can make by adopting payment intelligence technology.
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