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Elavon has named Hannah Fitzsimons General Manager and leader of its merchant services business in Europe.

Hannah Fitzsimons
Hannah Fitzsimons

Fitzsimons joined Elavon in 2006 and has held a number of roles, including European business development director. Most recently, she was country manager for the United Kingdom and international corporate business with responsibility for strategy, revenue and business execution. She has more than 20 years of experience in the European payments industry, leading high-performing sales and customer management teams throughout her career.

“Hannah’s extensive company tenure, proven operational skills and demonstrated leadership have prepared her well for this new challenge,” said Guy Harris, president North America and Global Revenue, Elavon. “Hannah’s strong commitment to our customers, partners and employees will ensure we remain a trusted and leading processor around the world.”

“I’m proud and excited to be leading Elavon in Europe,” said Fitzsimons. “The rapidly changing European payments landscape creates a wealth of new opportunities, and I’m confident that our talented employees and organisation are uniquely placed to deliver outstanding growth and success for our customers.”

Elavon is a leading global payments company with more than 4,300 employees and operations in 10 countries. A subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and headquartered in Atlanta, Elavon provides businesses with the technology needed to accept payments from customers, whether they are shopping in stores, at home or on the go. Its platform is distinctive in that it is common across countries, making it easier for businesses to get their payment system up and running quickly and securely.

U.S. Bank is known for its financial strength and ethical business practices as noted by Ethisphere, where it has been recognized as a “World’s Most Ethical Company” for three consecutive years.

Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. As the #1 provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.