Paysafe, a leading specialized payments platform, has appointed Noah Sharp as Chief Banking Officer with global responsibility for leading and developing the company’s banking, payment partner and card network relationships. Sharp, an experienced international corporate banker and specialist in Fintech banking and payments, is based in London and reports into Danny Chazonoff, Paysafe’s Chief Operating Officer.
According to Chazonoff, the investment in the newly created role was critical for the company as it continues its growth path as a leading specialized payments provider. In his new role, Sharp and his team will act as a single interface for all banking and payment partner relationships across the group, acting on behalf of Paysafe’s diverse lines of business which include payment processing, acquiring, digital wallets and e-cash solutions.
Sharp brings a strong track record of working in the international banking industry at top tier, global firms in the US, the UK and India. He joined Paysafe from Standard Chartered where he was responsible for building and advising the bank’s Fintech client franchise in Europe and North America. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at Deutsche Bank, most recently based in London as a corporate banker managing global relationships for European and US headquartered Fintechs, card schemes, insurance companies and other non-bank financial institutions. He also spent time in Deutsche’s transaction banking and COO divisions.
Danny Chazonoff commented: “Having the very best portfolio of bank and payments partners who really understand our business continues to be a critical enabler and I’m thrilled we have found such an exceptional individual for this role. Noah and his team will act as a consolidated relationship lead on behalf of our financial partners and identify opportunities to work with new providers where needed. He’s a very talented and proven banker himself and I know he will be a real asset to our leadership team as well as a fantastic day to day interface for the banking and payments community who are already working with Paysafe.”
Noah Sharp added: “Paysafe has grown rapidly over the years and built itself a reputation in the payments industry of offering a truly unique, differentiated and well-diversified set of products and services. This is an exciting move for me, and I look forward to playing a role in its ongoing success story by establishing a best-in-class approach to managing our banking relationships and payment partner strategy.”