The payments company Payoneer Global has named former PayPal executive Robert Clarkson as its new chief revenue officer.
“Robert is an expert business executive with more than 20 years of experience leading global revenue and account management teams at leading FinTech and payment companies, like PayPal and American Express,” Payoneer CEO Scott Galit said in a news release on Thursday (Aug. 5). “He will be responsible for leading the global go-to-market team, driving the overall business and more deeply penetrating our target markets.”
Clarkson most recently served as the chief commercial officer for NortonLifeLock, where he was responsible for customer acquisition/retention, strategic partnerships and customer success. He also headed global partnerships and global business development at PayPal, working with some of that platform’s largest merchants and platform partners.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Payoneer as it enters a new period of expansion and growth,” said Clarkson. “The company is addressing an exciting, evolving and massive market. I look forward to working with Scott and the rest of the team to help strengthen Payoneer, and make the right investments so we can exceed our long-term goals and help customers all over the world succeed and grow in the global digital economy.”
Clarkson’s appointment follows the recent hire of Ya Wen as new vice president of enterprise in the Americas, serving “many of the biggest names in digital commerce with an expanded offering, while also pursuing new verticals,” the company said. Prior to joining Payoneer, Wen was a general manager at Amazon, where he was in charge of the company’s U.S. global selling business.
Payoneer went public earlier this summer through a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp.
In an interview with PYMNTS’ Karen Webster just before the company’s listing on the Nasdaq, Galit said Payoneer had been considering an IPO since before the pandemic. The past year, he said, created an “inflection point” due to the quick acceleration of digital commerce worldwide.