Bottomline strengthens EMEA management team with appointment of Jim Conning
Payment industry veteran Jim Conning joins Bottomline
READING, U.K. – September 25, 2012 – Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and banking solutions, today announced that Jim Conning has joined Bottomline as Director of Payments for the EMEA region. Mr Conning will be responsible for driving growth and increasing market penetration of Bottomline’s suite of market leading payment solutions.
Jim has a wealth of experience and has held a number of senior management positions including Managing Director of Experian Identity and Fraud. He was the Sales and Marketing Director at Eiger Systems and following its acquisition by Experian in 2006 he became Managing Director at Experian Payments. Jim also led software company Infobank that listed on the FTSE and served in a number of leadership roles at Microsoft.
Nigel Savory, Managing Director, Europe at Bottomline Technologies said, “Jim brings an impressive record of growing businesses in the payments industry and a deep understanding of our payments customers. He has significant management experience in driving the creation of value for customers, helping them improve their business efficiencies and profitability. Jim’s appointment further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring we maintain a competitive advantage in our established payments markets while growing our presence in new markets.”
“Banks and corporates increasingly need to find new ways of enabling competitive differentiation through operational efficiency and straight through processing which the Bottomline suite of solutions delivers. I am looking forward to working with our customers and the team at Bottomline to continue meeting the needs of the EMEA market with innovative payments solutions,” said Mr Conning.