Conferma Pay Makes Two New Appointments to Spearhead Growth in North America

Leading global FinTech company, Conferma Pay, the world’s foremost provider of virtual card technology, has appointed Fred Bowen and Julie Costa to spearhead their North American business activity.

Fred joins Conferma Pay with over 25 years’ business travel and technology experience. He has previously held senior management and leadership roles in global companies including Sabre, American Airlines and AOL. 

Simon Barker, CEO and Founder of Conferma Pay said: “I knew that Fred was perfectly positioned to deliver our expansion plans in North America given his passion for travel technology and extensive understanding of the client experience. Together with Julie, we have a strong team to support the growing demands we’re witnessing in the region.”

Responsible for the strategic direction of the business relationships in North America, Fred will be Conferma Pay’s lead contact for key global distribution systems, travel management companies and technology providers.  

Together with Fred, Julie Costa, joins the team at Conferma Pay in North America. Julie has over 20 years’ experience in the travel and expense industry. Her experience includes Business Development roles at American Express Travel, Sabre/GetThere and most recently at Chrome River Expense. Julie brings a unique perspective to end-to-end travel and how virtual payments provide key solutions for corporations.

Conferma Pay have identified the opportunity for growth in the region due to the increased uptake of utilization and integration of virtual payments within corporate travel programs. 

Fred commented: “There is still a lack of awareness and understanding of the key benefits virtual payments can bring, but we hope with a growing base, we can facilitate adoption and growth within the region. There is a huge opportunity to expand the usage of virtual payments into new areas, leveraging innovations which benefit corporate travel programs, their travellers, as well as TMCs.”

Conferma Pay continue to invest heavily in pioneering concepts and innovative solutions for all types of businesses with further announcements to be revealed this year. 

About Conferma Pay

Conferma Pay is a global financial technology company. We design and integrate virtual payment systems that provides a more efficient, seamless and secure way to pay for for businesses.

Travel Meets Payment

Conferma Pay was born in Manchester in 2005. Since then we have connected over 700 TMCs, and directly integrate with all the major GDSs and OBTs. Our roots lie in corporate travel payment integration.

We enable our payment providers to flow virtual cards into the preferred purchasing process of any business travel buyer. Crucial to this is our network of banking partners, who have issued virtual cards in over 200 countries, in 40 currencies with over 45 commercial banking partners via all major card networks.

Our ecosystem continues to expand to meet the growing requirements of our global customer base.

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