- Leadership team leveraging years of experience to sustainably meet company’s goals
- Organic growth, single payment processing platform that integrates any payment ecosystem among top goals for 2018 and beyond
- Payment processing industry set to reach $2.2 trillion by 2021
On the heels of a remarkable performance in 2017, which ended with the strongest balance sheet in the company’s history and a $7.55 million investment, global technology and value-added solutions group Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) is targeting sustained organic growth across all sectors, as well as significant advancements in blockchain developments. With a highly experienced and committed management team at the helm, bringing a unique blend of vision, leadership and creative energy, the company looks all but set to achieve its goals for 2018 and beyond.
The overall vision, strategy and execution of Net Element’s mission are in the hands of its CEO and director, Oleg Firer. Recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in Florida and one of the most influential people in Miami by publications such as Business Leader Magazine, Forbes and Poder Magazine, Firer served as executive chairman of Unified Payments before taking his current position. During his tenure, Unified Payments was ranked as the fastest-growing company in 2012 by Inc. Magazine, having grown its revenues by 23,646 percent over a three-year period. Unified Payments, which provides various payment processing services, including mobile payment acceptance to small- and medium-sized merchants, was acquired by Net Element in April 2013. Firer is leveraging his experience and skills to help drive Net Element’s sustained growth and achieve the group’s long-term goal of creating a single, international processing platform.
The company’s chief technology officer, Andrey Krotov, is an experienced software engineer originating from Russia. He first joined Net Element as a senior software developer in early 2011 but soon became head of Net Element Russia’s development department, where he remained until March 2014, when he took his current management position. He previously worked as a software engineer and senior software engineer with software development companies such as Interactive Tribe GmbH and Artsofte. With a master’s degree from Russia’s Ural State Technical University, Krotov has focused throughout his career on the creation of proprietary intellectual property and the management of both local and outsourced software developing teams. He will use his expertise to continue overseeing and coordinating Net Element’s product development efforts.
With a BS in accounting from Florida State University and vast experience in providing financial and accounting services to a number of companies, Jonathan New has served as chief financial officer of Net Element since 2008. Before joining Net Element, he provided auditing, reporting and corporate accounting services to different public companies. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Net Element’s chief legal officer and secretary, Steven Wolberg, is an experienced attorney who has been practicing for years in both the United States and South Africa. Wolberg is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association; he received his bachelor of laws from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and his juris doctorate from the New England School of Law in Boston. He has served as chief legal officer of Net Element since 2013, before which he served in various capacities with Acies Corporation, a financial services and payment processing company, and several other firms.
As the global payments industry continues to thrive and is expected to surpass $2.2 trillion dollars in volume by 2021 (http://nnw.fm/49lVU), Net Element is set to strengthen its position as a leading developer and provider of innovative payment solutions. Supporting electronic payments acceptance in a multi-channel environment, from mobile devices to blockchain, e-commerce and point-of-sale, the company remains focused on continuing its organic growth, developing innovative payment solutions, especially in the field of blockchain and, ultimately, creating a single onboarding and transaction processing platform that will accommodate both local and international payment ecosystems.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.NetElement.com
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