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Ingenico Snags New North America GM From Sage

Ingenico ePayments has brought a payments veteran onto its team to serve as its new general manager for North America.

As part of the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, it was announced that Joseph Leija, previously of Sage Payment Services, will join the company with his more than 18 yeas of experience in cross-border payments.

At Sage, he was tasked with growing the company's footprint among ISVs. He also worked as a VP at Chase Paymentech, where he ran a team that worked to help merchants grow globally. He also has worked for First Data on its relationship management team.

"Joe's background and experience are a perfect fit for Ingenico ePayments," said David Jimenez, CRO for Ingenico ePayments. "Our North American operations are growing quickly, and we need a leader who can harness the excitement and energy of our team and the market to optimize the work we do for our merchants. Joe has a proven track record of doing just that, and he has the international payment experience our customers require. We're excited to have him on board."

The latest announcement for Ingenico ePayments has been of its new customers, which include Linden Lab (producer of the virtual world Second Life) and TIDAL, the music service owned by Jay Z and Beyoncé.

"North America is one of world's largest eCommerce markets and a key geography for Ingenico ePayments, making this a really exciting opportunity," Leija said. "The Ingenico ePayments North America team is second to none, and I'm looking forward to hitting the ground running and working on our new Ingenico Connect solution that empowers merchants to enhance the consumer experience and grow their online business."

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