Payments Veteran from PayPal, Google and Parago Brings Deep Industry Experience to Prepaid Commerce Leader
CashStar, the industry-leading provider of prepaid commerce solutions, today announced that it has appointed Matt Kerper as vice president of strategic business development. Kerper brings 20 years of prepaid and payments industry experience to CashStar, where he will lead efforts in establishing and growing strategic partnerships.
“The ways in which prepaid products are being used in omni-channel commerce continue to expand and evolve at a rapid pace and CashStar is at the forefront of this trend,” commented Kerper. “CashStar has clearly established itself as the product and market leader and I’m excited to lead strategic partnership efforts that drive growth and value for CashStar, partners, merchants and consumers.”
Most recently, Kerper served as director, gift cards for eBay, where he led business development for the eBay gift card in retail, B2B and online channels and third-party gift card distribution on the eBay marketplace. Prior to eBay, he was head of sales, prepaid programs for PayPal, driving revenue growth and managing strategic partnerships for a suite of retail products including the PayPal prepaid MasterCard, the My Cash card and related cash-in products.
Kerper also worked in business development on Google’s GeoCommerce team, where he focused on Google Wallet and was responsible for the partnerships with financial institutions and processors within the debit, credit and prepaid industries. He joined Google after its acquisition of TxVia, where he was vice president of business development. Before joining TxVia, Kerper was vice president, rewards strategy and innovation for Parago, a provider of reward-based incentives and rebate solutions.
“There are huge opportunities for CashStar to grow and scale our business through strategic partnerships,” said Ben Kaplan, president and CEO at CashStar. “Matt’s industry experience, payments expertise and proven track record of driving revenue make him a terrific addition to the CashStar team.”
CashStar, the industry-leading provider of prepaid commerce solutions, enables the world’s top retailers and restaurants to grow and innovate in the rapidly evolving retail environment. CashStar provides best-in-class capabilities, revenue-optimizing risk management and a client success model based on aligned growth, to optimize digital gifting and prepaid commerce experiences. CashStar powers more than 300 leading brands worldwide including Best Buy, Brookstone, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Dell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gap, lululemon athletica, Nine West, Office Depot, Petco, Pottery Barn, QVC, Sephora, Staples, Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, The Home Depot and Williams-Sonoma. To learn more, please visit www.cashstar.com, follow @CashStar or e-mail .