LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizant Technologies (“Vizant”), the only merchant centric and independent consultancy and advisory firm in the payment card industry, has opened a permanent office to serve the European market. Located in London, on the South Bank within a major business and financial center, Vizant’s newest office is located at 3 More London Riverside, an award-winning development located in the borough of Southwark, with landmark views of the River Thames, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
“Vizant’s mission is to be the thought-leader, intellectual powerhouse and payments innovator for the millions of organizations around the world who accept payment cards.”
The new office will support Vizant’s existing client base in Europe and become the hub for its plan to greatly increase its business development efforts and client base in Europe. The company, which is headquartered in Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been rapidly expanding over the past 18 months with a doubling of its employee count to support its rapidly increasing client base. Joseph Bizzarro, CEO of Vizant, comments, “Vizant’s mission is to be the thought-leader, intellectual powerhouse and payments innovator for the millions of organizations around the world who accept payment cards.” He continues, “For years, we have been known in the USA as to the ‘go to’ company for ‘all things payments.’ We are widely recognized as the Expert Advisor to Fortune 1000 companies, leading universities and 1000’s of other small and mid-size organizations. We are now poised to secure this type of penetration and success all across Europe.”
Jasmine Raja will be heading up Vizant’s UK operations as Business Development Director EU, based in London. A senior sales and business development executive with a multi-national professional and academic background, Raja accepted the position having recently finished a lengthy consultancy contract with a company to help launch its electronic payment solution, delivering global issuance, single-source management, mobile banking, etc. Her role at Vizant will encompass identifying opportunities and managing relationships with new and existing clients in the effort to assist financial executives in identifying best practices in payment card acceptance and processing, ultimately ensuring that they operate in the most cost efficient payment card environment that is attainable.
“This is a fantastic company that I am confident will be very successful in the UK and across Europe,” says Raja. “Joe and his team have worked diligently to create an unrivalled reputation for excellence with an uncannily simple, yet effective plan for market adoption. Aside from the fact that I adore the company, my professional background lends itself well to the position, so taking on the Director role for Vizant was a very easy decision I was delighted to make."
Raja’s experience in consulting and sales is supplemented by her undergraduate degree in Law and Financial Studies and a Master’s in Research and Philosophy, both received from the University of Glasgow.
About Vizant Technologies
Vizant Technologies is a premier and specialty payments industry consultancy and advisory firm whose mission is to assist organizations in reducing costs associated with accepting payment cards. In an industry that is highly complex and ever-changing, Vizant provides forward-thinking industry perspective and identifies best practices to ensure every card transaction secures the lowest possible cost. Vizant goes a step further than recommendations to help clients implement changes needed so that clients are left operating in the most efficient payment card environment possible. Independent of any other industry parties (i.e. processors, acquirers, issuers, etc.), Vizant can be relied upon for unbiased advice and advocacy. Vizant serves both B2B and B2C clients across all market and industry sectors, ranging in size from $5 million to $10 billion in payment transaction volume. Vizant currently has offices in Pennsylvania, Washington, Toronto and London.