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Building a Brite future with new board appointment

Building on its year of hypergrowth, Brite Payments has appointed Jan Plasberg, formerly CTO of SOFORT and VP Engineering at Klarna to its board, highlighting the company’s commitment to technology innovation in support of its upcoming market expansion plans.

18 Aug 2022 Company News
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As a forward-thinking, consumer-oriented instant payments business, Brite Payments is working to
build efficient, and easy-to-use payment methods which benefit both merchants and consumers alike.

Now, the second-generation fintech is reaffirming the significant importance of the technology they
leverage by welcoming Jan Plasberg as the company’s latest board member. The appointment
illustrates the company’s strong belief in the benefits of forward-thinking tech applications to meet
evolving consumer demands in an increasingly digital landscape.

Jan brings extensive product and engineering experience from senior leadership positions in Skype,
Microsoft, Sofort, Klarna and most recently Trade Republic. His previous experience, particularly as
CTO in Sofort and VP Engineering in Klarna, affords him significant expertise in the field of European
Fintech, which will be invaluable for Brite’s continued success. Jan joins the Brite Payments board to
support the payment pioneer’s continued product launches and ambitious expansion plans.

Speaking on the appointment, Jan Plasberg commented:

“When the opportunity arose to join Brite’s board of directors, I knew this wasn’t an opportunity to miss. Brite is an upcoming second-generation fintech utilising the team’s diverse experience to enhance the customer experience of payments, and with my previous background in product and engineering, I am excited to support the team’s ongoing growth plans and mission to improve the speed and ease of the payment process for users across sectors.”

Commenting on Jan’s arrival, Lena Hackelöer, founder and CEO at Brite Payments said:

“We are all excited to have Jan joining our board and sharing his enthusiasm for the future of payments. Jan has been following Brite since the beginning and has such a fantastic expertise in the payments industry, so I am very pleased to formalise his advice by having him join the board of directors.”

Jan continued:

“I have no doubt that I will learn a lot from the Brite team in my new role and I am really looking forward to collaborating. It is Brite’s impressive growth, the team’s refreshing approach, and the value I can bring through my experience that attracted me to the role, and I’m looking forward to getting started!”

Jan’s appointment to the board follows a year of hypergrowth for the instant payment provider, with
two significant developments already announced in 2022, and further ambitious plans throughout the
year. This year, Brite Payments announced its partnership with SOFORT, allowing merchants to
activate Brite’s innovative instant payout solution and disburse funds to consumers within seconds; and it’s a ‘Single-Sign’ product that rivals credit card use for payments in its speed and convenience.