GPS names Kim Ohlrogge as chief product officer

“I am passionate about unlocking the potential of new cutting-edge technology to improve the speed, ease, and safety of the payments process for businesses and consumers,” said new chief product officer Kim Ohlrogge

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GPS names Kim Ohlrogge as chief product officer

Payments platform provider Global Processing Services (GPS) has appointed Kim Ohlrogge as chief product officer. 

Ohlrogge will focus on accelerating GPS’s product roadmap, driving ‘next-generation’ issuer processing payments innovation for financial institutions and fintechs worldwide, and supporting the company’s expansion into new international markets. 

She will lead the company’s global product team, splitting her time between London and Berlin. 

“I have spent most of my career in the payments industry and I am passionate about unlocking the potential of new cutting-edge technology to improve the speed, ease, and safety of the payments process for businesses and consumers,” said Ohlrogge.  

Kim Ohlrogge
Kim Ohlrogge

“I’m excited to join the team with the broad remit of advancing GPS’s customer-centric product roadmap, prioritising our technology investments, and increasing our experimentation to see how we can further revolutionise the future of payments.” 

She most recently held the position of senior vice president of product at Nexi/Nets Group in Germany where she led payment strategy and innovation.  

Ohlrogge brings more than two decades of experience in payments, ecommerce and financial services on both the issuer and acquirer side to GPS, having held roles in the US and Europe at the likes of TSYS and Digital River.  

“Kim is a truly outstanding individual who has a unique perspective in the global payments industry having spent time on both the acquiring and issuing side,” said Kevin Schultz, chief executive officer, GPS.  

“Her deep payments knowledge and extensive international experience will be extremely valuable to our team as we accelerate the evolution of our product offering to meet the rapidly growing needs of our diverse global customers and expand into new countries.” 

Ohlrogge’s appointment follows GPS’s recently announced partnership with Featurespace to improve its own fraud detection, as the company presses ahead with issuing millions of physical and virtual cards, enabled in more than 48 countries, and processing billions of transactions on its API-first cloud-based platform. 

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