New Country Manager appointed
New Frankfurt office
ClearCommerce, the specialist in making e-commerce work for business, has appointed Mario Fuhrmann as country manager of the new ClearCommerce German office, which has just been launched in Frankfurt. Mario's role is to establish the company in the German market. He will focus primarily on relationship building with consulting companies, systems integrators, ASPs and other vendors in the Internet market.
ClearCommerce's e-commerce transaction technology is already popular with key clients in the US and UK markets. 'Blue-chip' customers include Harrods, Sony, Barclays, Apple Computer, Kingfisher and Hewlett-Packard. ClearCommerce's objective is to repeat this success in the German market, which according to a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates that Germany is becoming "the dominant Internet economy in Europe", accounting for 45% of the entire market cap.
Mario comments on his appointment:
"ClearCommerce is established as the pre-eminent player in on-line payment engines, so I am excited to be part of the European expansion of the company. ClearCommerce focuses on the key problems facing companies entering the e-commerce arena and provides reliability, scalability and availability. These are challenges for German companies right now, so the timing could not be better for our European launch."
Mario has over 15 years business experience in the IT industry. For the last five years, he has held various management positions in sales at Novell GmbH, Germany. From 1990-1995, he worked at Lotus/IBM in leading project, sales and marketing positions and was involved in pioneering the development of Lotus Notes into the German, Austrian and Switzerland markets. Before that he worked as a Director of Information Technology at a German engineering company in Munich.
Alan Scutt, VP for ClearCommerce Europe comments on Mario's appointment:
"We are pleased to have Mario on board to help with our rapid European expansion. This latest appointment reinforces ClearCommerce technical expertise in integrating e-commerce solutions for European organisations."
Mario has a background as a physicist and has had many years of experience in sales, marketing and project management.
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ClearCommerce is a leading provider of e-commerce transaction software for enterprises and Commerce Service Providers, including Apple Computer, Cardservice International, Chase Merchant Services, Cooking.com and E-Stamp. ClearCommerce provides transaction management technology for more than 20,000 merchants worldwide. Features of ClearCommerce software include real-time credit card processing and robust Internet fraud protection, as well as online reports, storefront integration, back-end integration, shipping/tax calculation and delivery of digital merchandise. For more information, please visit http://www.clearcommerce.com
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