Brightwell Payments Establishes Presence in Southern Europe


By The Maritime Executive 10-16-2017 05:45:21

Brightwell Payments, an international payments platform provider and prepaid card program manager with a market leading presence in the maritime sector, today announced the appointment of Konstantinos Machairas as Vice President of Sales, Southern Europe in order to establish its presence in Greece, Cyprus and the Mediterranean to support the company’s rapidly growing business in Europe and worldwide.

“Konstantinos has a strong track record of growing B2B sales and commercial relationships in Southern Europe,” said Brightwell Payments CEO Mike Gaburo. “He offers a wealth of hands-on maritime sector sales and marketing leadership and his experience will be of great benefit to our clients, business partners and employees.”

With more than 10 years of sales leadership, key account management and marketing experience, Machairas joins Brightwell from Total Group of Companies, a maritime consultancy and provider of ship management services. Prior to Total Group of Companies, Machairas was involved in various key sales and marketing roles within the maritime industry in Southern Europe, including serving as sales and marketing manager at Hudson Analytix’s Greek office. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and holds a master’s degree in Business Management, Innovation and Technology from Athens Information Technology.

“I’m excited about becoming a part of Brightwell Payments, a market-leading maritime fintech company,” said Machairas. “Brightwell enables maritime companies to improve their operations and save money with payroll and financial solutions that also boost overall employee and crew welfare. It’s fantastic to be part of a company that’s growing and prospering while also helping to make seafarers’ lives better and easier.”

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