RS2 Software, the leader in omnichannel payments processing, today announced the appointment of Bjorn Ovick as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for North America. Ovick will lead and drive commercial strategy as RS2 Software works to power global commerce initiatives and give more flexibility to developers to build and own their own payments ecosystem.
RS2 Software’s single, global platform allows its partners to have complete ownership of the merchant relationship and evolve with changing payments trends, such as cryptocurrencies.
“As we navigate a new market in 2020, we recognize that, in the United States, payment systems are experiencing demands for industry-specific solutions, the need for alternative payment types, and instant payments coupled with real-time infrastructure needs,” said Daniela Mielke, CEO, RS2 North America. “Bjorn has a really impressive track record in successfully steering top-tier payments and technology companies into new markets. We’re excited to have him on board as we tackle these challenges in North America.”
Ovick brings more than two decades of experience to RS2 Software, including serving as Head of Merchant Solutions for Samsung. Prior, he worked in senior management positions at Visa and American Express’ Serve pre-paid platform. Ovick also served at PayPal as an independent consultant, was previously the VP of business development and channel management for Wells Fargo Merchant Services, and has startup experience.
“I’m very excited to take on the opportunity to elevate RS2 as the one-stop solution for software partners who want payments embedded into their platform to power their business across borders,” said Ovick. “RS2 has made waves in Europe, and I am ready to help drive them toward the same success in North America.”
Over the last five years, Ovick has also secured more than a dozen patents on processing and securing transactions, payment account identifiers, and communication protocols for authorization.