CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Worldpay.
Worldpay is a global leader in payments processing technology and solutions for our merchant customers. We operate reliable and secure proprietary technology platforms that enable merchants to accept a vast array of payment types, across multiple channels, anywhere in the world.
Worldpay has been a pioneer in card payments, multi-currency processing, online payments and contactless, and is aiming to lead the way in expanding global reach, data analytics and optimisation, and the emerging field of integrated payments.
On a typical day, we process 31 million mobile, online and in-store transactions – that’s about 360 a second. In 2014 we handled c.11.5bn transactions, with a total value of c.£370bn and an average transaction value of £32.24. We supported c.400,000 merchants in 126 currencies across 146 countries, offering over 300 payment methods. We are the leader in payments in the UK, where we process approximately 42% of all transactions.
Our solutions are delivered by 4,500 colleagues from our corporate headquarters in London and 25 offices in 11 countries around the world.
We serve all types of businesses – big and small. You may interact with Worldpay several times a day, without realising it. We are the trusted payments partner of some of the UK’s largest retailers, but also for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses in the UK and US, including over 16,000 hairdressers, over 24,000 restaurants and more than 9,000 pubs in the UK and some of the most innovative and fast growing eCommerce businesses globally.
Philip Jansen – Chief Executive Officer
Philip joined the Group and was appointed to the Board of Ship Midco Limited and its principal subsidiaries in April 2013.
Philip was previously Chief Executive of Brakes Group and, prior to that, Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive, Europe, South Africa and India for Sodexo. Earlier in his career, he was Chief Operating Officer of MyTravel PLC and Managing Director of Telewest Communications PLC, after starting his career with Procter & Gamble. While Philip has gained significant international and CEO experience throughout his career, he has also developed key strengths in business transformation, change management and strategy development.
Philip is the Chairman of Brakes Group, having previously been Chief Executive from July 2010. Philip was a Non-Executive Director at Travis Perkins and is a senior adviser to Bain Capital. He is also a trustee of the charity Wellbeing of Women.
Ron Kalifa – Deputy Chairman
Ron was Group Chief Executive of Worldpay from 2002 – April 2013.
Ron led Worldpay through its transition to a standalone company following its divestment by RBS in 2010. Ron is regarded as an expert in the card and payments industry and was recognised as ‘Industry Personality of the Year’ for his commitment and contribution to the field.
Ron is also a member of the Visa Europe Board and of the UK Cards Association.
Rick Medlock – Chief Financial Officer
Rick joined the Group and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2015.
Rick joined Worldpay from Misys where he was CFO. He was previously CFO at Inmarsat Plc for nine years, where he oversaw its initial public offering. He has expertise in the technology, media and telecoms sectors, and in private equity-owned businesses.