Ex-PayPal Director of Commercial Growth joins OptioPay as CCO to support the current growth path of the company
Berlin, 20. July 2020 – The Berlin-based fintech OptioPay, specialized on open banking technology and services, has strengthened its management team by bringing Nicola Breyer into its leadership team. Breyer joins OptioPay from the American payment providerPayPal, where she served as Director Growth Strategy & Transformation. She will take over the newly established role of Chief Commercial Officer as of mid-July. Breyer completes the current management team consisting of Marcus Börner (CEO), Oliver Oster (COO) and Artashes Torosyan (CTO).
Nicola Breyer will focus on establishing new key strategic partnerships, further developing OptioPay’s value proposition and corporate strategy. In addition, Breyer will be responsible for the internationalization of the business and strengthen OptioPay’s voice in promoting the open banking potential towards various industries.
CEO Börner comments to the new hire: "We are delighted to welcome Nicola as a strong leader to our leadership team. For 20 years, she has successfully built and scaled companies with digital business models both nationally and internationally. She has extensive experience in the digital transformation of traditional industries, with a strong focus on data utilization. We are also proud that Nicola has been committed to supporting female entrepreneurs and women in the tech-industry for many years. We are confident that Nicola's expertise in building international markets and her multi-faceted experience in the financial, FMCG and media industries will be a major asset in further scaling up the OptioPay business."
OptioPay's open banking technology creates personalized and value-adding financial deals based on bank account data. Users opt-in to be rewarded with personalized deals, such as discounts, cashback, rewards, sustainability and more.
OptioPay operates a fully serviced open data solution without IT integration for businesses from various industries. Customers receive rewards in return for sharing data, such as their bank account data. Benefits include saving time and money through exclusive off- and online rewards (e.g. cashback), higher-value vouchers, contract optimisation, offers for sustainable consumption and CO2 compensation, as well as discounts and other personalised recommendations.
In addition to well-known partners such as AboutYou, Adidas, Amazon, Douglas, Ikea, Lieferando, Otto, Rewe, Reebok and Zalando, OptioPay’s top 100 corporate clients include DZ Bank, Comdirect Bank, Sparkasse,Commerzbank, HDI, AXA, Gothaer, Fonds Finanz, Blau Direkt, Deutsche Post, BS Energy and Basler Kantonalbank.
OptioPay was founded in 2014 in Berlin by CEO MarcusBörner and COO Oliver Oster. It employs more than 60 people from 24 countries and currently operates in the DACH-region and The Netherlands.