Ebanx, a fintech company that specializes in international payments in rising markets, today announced the appointment of Greg Cornwell as the Brazilian unicorn’s new Vice President of Business Development.
He will report directly to EBANX President of Global Payments, Paula Bellizia, and play a key role in co-leading the fintech’s global sales team, located across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Based in the U.S., in Dallas, Texas, Cornwell will leverage his vast payments and sales expertise in North America, a priority market for EBANX’s continued growth and expansion.
Cornwell has more than 20 years of experience and success with payments and financial services companies, including his most recent role as the EVP and global sales leader at Dallas-based Bluefin Payment Systems for more than seven years. During that time, he led the company’s revenue-growth strategy, developed new business and partnerships across Canada, Europe, and Latin America, and built a high-performance sales team that signed and activated 80+ integrated global partners and delivered 100 percent partner and customer retention.
“Greg has arrived at a significant moment in the history of EBANX as we continue to expand our business across new geographies and business sectors – including our recent expansion into Africa, and the launch of new payments tech innovation to help global SaaS players sell more services in Latin America,” said Paula Bellizia, President of Global Payments at EBANX. “His proven track record of leading the strategy and execution for complex sales, his mentorship skills that build and motivate high-performance teams, and his global leadership experience will help us reach our business-expansion goals in the years to come.”
Prior to joining EBANX, Cornwell also served as the EVP of Global Sales for Accertify where he led the development, management, and operations of the global sales organization. In addition, he served in senior executive roles for Chase Paymentech Solutions and Worldpay (FIS) from 2000 to 2009.
“Over the past few years, EBANX flourished into a global powerhouse, driving the payments industry to new heights in emerging markets and beyond through the careful application of advanced payments technologies – helping merchants to expand their efforts, without borders, in markets bursting with potential, including Latin America and Africa,” said Greg Cornwell, VP of Business Development at EBANX. “It will be an honor to join EBANX in its mission and bring my global network to support enterprise companies within verticals like SaaS Cloud, streaming, digital games, online retail among others, to address attractive international markets via EBANX’s vast expertise in cross-border payments and new capabilities, like the ability to handle both micropayments and high-ticket items to harness recurring revenue from processing SaaS subscription payments.”
Cornwell joins the EBANX executive team during a period of rapid growth and expansion. During the last year, the Brazilian fintech company announced its first expansion outside of Latin America to Africa, launching operations in three African countries, a flurry of new payment innovations, the opening of an office in Mexico, one of the 15 LatAm countries in which it has operations, and the acquisition of the Brazilian fintech Remessa Online that expanded and diversified its payments portfolio.
He arrives in the year in which EBANX completed 10 years since its founding, reinforcing the company’s top leadership, which is once again prioritizing its core business of international payments and focusing on its product innovation and corporate structure as the basis for the next decade. His appointment follows the arrival of Paula Bellizia to lead EBANX’s global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Expansion teams in February this year; Alexandre Dinkelmann as Chief Financial Officer and Ariel Patschiki, former Product Director who was appointed as Chief Product Officer in May 2021.