Currencycloud Taps New Head of Marketing and Sales to Support VISA Integration

by Damian Chmiel
  • Guirauton joins from JLL, where he worked as the Global Strategic Project Lead and Marketing VP.
  • Visa decided to acquire Currencycloud in 2021, and the integration is still ongoing.
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Currencycloud, a London-based company that simplifies business in a multi-currency world, has hired Maxime Guirauton as its Global Head of Marketing and Sales Development. Guirauton brings almost 20 years of marketing experience, working previously with Orange, JVC and Samsung.

Currencycloud Hires New Head of Marketing and Sales

Guirauton will oversee marketing and sales development in North America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific, driving the firm's expansion into new markets. He will also play a key role in Currencycloud's ongoing integration with VISA, which acquired the company in 2021.

Guirauton joins Currencycloud from multinational real estate firm JLL where he led the company's EMEA business marketing teams and oversaw the re-positioning and marketing of its core business globally. Before joining JLL, he served as the Director of Brand, Marketing, and Communication for Samsung in Europe. During his tenure, Samsung was ranked in the top 10 of Interbrand's Best Global Brands for every year.

Currencycloud's CEO, Mike Laven, is confident that Guirauton's track record of leading highly-impactful marketing teams around the world will enable the company to grow rapidly.

"We're at an incredibly exciting point in our history: our ongoing integration with VISA is giving us the capacity to explore relationships with some of the world's biggest companies and enter new markets around the world. Maxime will be at the forefront of those efforts," Laven added.

Guirauton is excited to join Currencycloud at this point in its history and integrate with one of the world's most recognized companies. He is eager to work with his teammates at VISA to drive more innovation across financial services globally.

"Now, alongside our teammates at VISA, we're ready to take on this next step and drive more innovation across financial services globally. I'm thrilled to be on board," the newly appointed Global Head of Marketing and Sales Development commented.

Visa and Currencycloud Ongoing Integration

Currencycloud's platform enables transparent and fast cross-border payments, making it easier for businesses to operate in a multi-currency world. The company aims to make international payments as simple and seamless as domestic payments. With Guirauton on board, Currencycloud is well-positioned to achieve its mission and expand into new markets.

Currencycloud has recently announced that it moves over $5 billion across borders monthly. Its ongoing integration with VISA will allow it to explore relationships with some of the world's largest companies and enter new markets.

Visa revealed its plans to acquire Currencycloud for $700 million in July 2021. The financial giant has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the UK-based business-to-business payments startup.

"The acquisition of Currencycloud is another example of Visa executing on our network of networks strategy to facilitate global money movement," said Colleen Ostrowski, Visa's Global Treasurer.

The official announcement confirmed that Visa will enhance its current foreign exchange capabilities through the acquisition, which arrived amidst the surging demand for cross-border transactions worldwide.

In the meantime, Currencycloud gained the Australian Financial Services (AFS) license from the country's financial market regulator, ASIC. Thanks to AFS's authorization, the company can offer its full suite of services to Australian businesses.

Currencycloud, a London-based company that simplifies business in a multi-currency world, has hired Maxime Guirauton as its Global Head of Marketing and Sales Development. Guirauton brings almost 20 years of marketing experience, working previously with Orange, JVC and Samsung.

Currencycloud Hires New Head of Marketing and Sales

Guirauton will oversee marketing and sales development in North America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific, driving the firm's expansion into new markets. He will also play a key role in Currencycloud's ongoing integration with VISA, which acquired the company in 2021.

Guirauton joins Currencycloud from multinational real estate firm JLL where he led the company's EMEA business marketing teams and oversaw the re-positioning and marketing of its core business globally. Before joining JLL, he served as the Director of Brand, Marketing, and Communication for Samsung in Europe. During his tenure, Samsung was ranked in the top 10 of Interbrand's Best Global Brands for every year.

Currencycloud's CEO, Mike Laven, is confident that Guirauton's track record of leading highly-impactful marketing teams around the world will enable the company to grow rapidly.

"We're at an incredibly exciting point in our history: our ongoing integration with VISA is giving us the capacity to explore relationships with some of the world's biggest companies and enter new markets around the world. Maxime will be at the forefront of those efforts," Laven added.

Guirauton is excited to join Currencycloud at this point in its history and integrate with one of the world's most recognized companies. He is eager to work with his teammates at VISA to drive more innovation across financial services globally.

"Now, alongside our teammates at VISA, we're ready to take on this next step and drive more innovation across financial services globally. I'm thrilled to be on board," the newly appointed Global Head of Marketing and Sales Development commented.

Visa and Currencycloud Ongoing Integration

Currencycloud's platform enables transparent and fast cross-border payments, making it easier for businesses to operate in a multi-currency world. The company aims to make international payments as simple and seamless as domestic payments. With Guirauton on board, Currencycloud is well-positioned to achieve its mission and expand into new markets.

Currencycloud has recently announced that it moves over $5 billion across borders monthly. Its ongoing integration with VISA will allow it to explore relationships with some of the world's largest companies and enter new markets.

Visa revealed its plans to acquire Currencycloud for $700 million in July 2021. The financial giant has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the UK-based business-to-business payments startup.

"The acquisition of Currencycloud is another example of Visa executing on our network of networks strategy to facilitate global money movement," said Colleen Ostrowski, Visa's Global Treasurer.

The official announcement confirmed that Visa will enhance its current foreign exchange capabilities through the acquisition, which arrived amidst the surging demand for cross-border transactions worldwide.

In the meantime, Currencycloud gained the Australian Financial Services (AFS) license from the country's financial market regulator, ASIC. Thanks to AFS's authorization, the company can offer its full suite of services to Australian businesses.

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