Industry Veterans William Nichols, Nigel Bidmead AND Jimmy Quake, Join Global Provider of Mobile Commerce Technology
MONTREAL, February 18, 2014 – AnywhereCommerce, a global payments technology provider, announced that it has added three recognized payments executives to bolster its international business activities. William Nichols, Nigel Bidmead, and Jimmy Quake have joined the company to drive sales initiatives and develop business across its growing global footprint. AnywhereCommerce has an established market presence in the North America, LAC, EMEA and APAC with its award-winning aCommerce series of mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions.
Driving international sales and marketing with a current focus on Latin American and the Caribbean is William Nichols, who was named executive vice president of international markets. Prior to joining AnywhereCommerce, Nichols held executive positions at First Data Corporation and VeriFone, where he was responsible for channel development and expansion, sales execution, product strategy development, and consulting services.
Nigel Bidmead, who was named executive vice president, is responsible for business development and sales activities in the EMEA region. Bidmead comes to the company after several senior executive roles with industry giants First Data, VeriFone and ACI where he led large teams of personnel and drove important deals in the areas of electronic payments, cards, authorization and settlement systems, as well as software and telecommunications.
Rounding out the expanded international management team is Jimmy Quake who has some 20 years of experience in the payments sector, and will serve as AnywhereCommerce’s senior vice president for the Asia-Pacific region, and will lead business development and market expansion efforts in that locale. Before joining AnywhereCommerce, Quake served as vice president for ViVoTech, and held a number of executive positions for VeriFone in Australia and Asia.
“AnywhereCommerce has built a global following for its unparalleled technology and business-ready solutions that enables the quick deployment of mobile commerce in nearly any world market,” said Mitchell Cobrin, the company’s founder and chief executive officer. “The addition of William, Jimmy and Nigel gives our company a unique advantage of having specific market expertise that can be applied to help any of our customers navigate the nuances of mobile payments. These well-respected industry veterans will enable the company to continue its rapid growth across the world.”