Ingenico ePayments, the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group, announced today that Joseph Leija has joined the company as the new General Manager for North America. Leija brings 18+ years of experience in cross-border payments, and has worked with many of the top 100 global eCommerce merchants, enabling them to expand their businesses internationally.

Most recently, Leija was with Sage Payment Services, helping to expand the company’s footprint among associations and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Prior to that, he was a Vice President with Chase Paymentech, running a team that consulted directly with merchants and supporting their global expansions. Earlier in his career, Leija worked for First Data, where he managed the Relationship Management team supporting T&E clients. In addition, Leija developed and supported the company’s international strategy.

“Joe’s background and experience are a perfect fit for Ingenico ePayments,” said David Jimenez, Chief Revenue Officer for Ingenico ePayments. “Our North American operations are growing quickly, and we need a leader who can harness the excitement and energy of our team and the market, to optimize the work we do for our merchants. Joe has a proven track record of doing just that, and he has the international payment experience our customers require. We’re excited to have him on board.”

“North America is one of world’s largest eCommerce markets and a key geography for Ingenico ePayments, making this a really exciting opportunity,” said Leija. “The Ingenico ePayments North America team is second-to-none and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running, and working on our new Ingenico Connect solution that empowers merchants to enhance the consumer experience and grow their online business.”

In recent weeks, Ingenico ePayments has announced key new customers such as Linden Lab®, producer of the virtual world Second Life, and TIDAL, the music service owned by Jay Z and Beyoncé. There is more exciting news to come, as companies are increasingly turning to Ingenico ePayments for its deep experience in secure, global payment acceptance and full-service processing. Merchants are already improving their online checkout experience on all devices using IngenicoConnect, the company’s new mobile-optimized solution.

Joe Leija
Joe Leija, General Manager Ingenico ePayments North America