Specialized payments platform Paysafe (NYSE:PSFE) has announced that Petroleum Card Services (PCS), its payment processing solutions provider for U.S. gas stations and convenience stores, has appointed Peter Ransford as Business Development Director. The strategic appointment of the petroleum and payments veteran is aimed at consolidating PCS’ position as the leading payment processing provider to the American independent unbranded gas station space.

Reporting into Lori Griboski, VP, Petroleum Sales, Mr Ransford, who joins PCS from global fuel dispenser supplier Gilbarco Veeder-Root, will collaborate closely with industry stakeholders to further strengthen the Paysafe business unit’s referral partner relationships. He will also focus on expanding the reach of PCS’ market-leading solutions to grow its portfolio of independent, unbranded gas station partners.

Mr Ransford will be leading the development and implementation of PCS’ dedicated partner and merchant acquisition strategy with the support of the business unit’s in-house sales team.

He brings to the position close to 30 years’ experience in strategic business development, customer acquisition, market analysis, and sales, with a strong focus on payments and the petroleum industry. Prior to his most recent role as Retail Solutions Sales Manager for Gilbarco Veeder-Root, where he was selected to the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Circle of Excellence, Ransford held business development and sales positions at Worldpay and Heartland Payment Systems.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Ransford said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining Paysafe’s Petroleum Card Services team at such an exciting time in the company’s history. There are many opportunities for continued growth, and I look forward to establishing new partnerships while deepening our current business relationships.”