Power Players from Zong Open Up to PYMNTS.com

With the help of a few new faces, Zong, a leader in mobile payments, looks to continue their global expansion. PYMNTS.com sits down with the two newest members of the Zong team to discuss ‘What’s Next’.

From PayPal to a smaller, start-up environment at Zong, both Stephane and Elena are looking to capitalize on the booming success of mobile payments.

Listen to this exclusive NEXTcast interview for more


Executive Bios:

Stephane Kasriel -Global Sales and Business Development
Stephane leads Global Sales and Business Development. He joined Zong from PayPal, where he ran PayPal’s Consumer Products division, launched award-winning new products and dramatically accelerated the growth of existing, mature products. Prior to this, Stephane was the Managing Director for PayPal France, where he took the business from its infancy to being a very significant contributor to PayPal’s global P&L. Stephane previously founded Fireclick, a leading provider of web analytics which was acquired by Digital River in 2004. Stephane holds a MS in computer science from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD. 

Elena Krasnoperova – Analytics and Fraud Management
Elena is responsible for Analytics and Fraud Management. She has over 15 years of analytics, strategy, and risk management experience. Prior to Zong, Elena spent 7 years at eBay and PayPal, where she built and managed the Marketplaces Strategy team, the PayPal Business Analytics team, and held a variety of leadership roles in PayPal’s Global Risk Management organization. In her Risk Management roles, Elena helped shape the evolution of PayPal’s approach to managing risk-reward tradeoffs for both existing and new businesses around the globe. In her analytics and strategy roles, Elena significantly enhanced the company’s understanding of the behavior, segmentation, and profitability of its consumer and merchant base, enabling the company to make more robust and data-driven strategy and investment decisions. Prior to eBay Inc, Elena was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where she partnered with market-leading software, financial services and consumer goods companies in developing and implementing strategies aimed at accelerating profitable growth.

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