Freemarket supercharges business development team with two stellar hires

18th July 2023, London, UK. 

Freemarket, a leading fintech platform for regulated B2B cross-border payments and currency exchange for small to medium-sized businesses, is continuing to push on with its ambitious expansion plans with two big hires.

Martin White joins Freemarket as Business Development Director and Kiran Ranu as Business Development Manager. The hires come after Annie Osborne joined the team as Business Development Director just last week.

White is a business development veteran with more than 30 years of experience and 23 of those in the payments space. This has seen him hold a variety of senior positions at Barclaycard and Pay Future, which has helped him foster strong relationships in the gaming and gambling industries.

He has been tasked with using his unrivalled experience and significant network to help Freemarket strengthen its position in the gaming and gambling sectors, both of which Freemarket has identified as needing its cutting-edge platform and suite of solutions.

Ranu has been working in sales for more than nine years holding roles at the likes of Trustpilot, AAT and TrueLayer. She has held a range of positions including account management, recruitment, leadership, coaching and new sales business development.

As Business Development Manager, she will work alongside White and Osborne to extend Freemarket’s presence in the global gambling and online gaming industry.

Fremarket offers a single platform for cross-border payments and currency exchange. Its standout qualities are the access customers are given to a global bank and NBFI network plus innovative, proprietary technology all in one place. This allows them to streamline processes, remove complexity and increase efficiency.

Freemarket couldn’t be easier to integrate. It’s accessed via API or web portal with industry-leading infrastructure and computing services to ensure security and resilience at all times.

Richard HarrisonVice President of Sales at Freemarket, said: “With the appointments of Martin and Kiran, and the recent addition Annie, we have a highly experienced, knowledgeable and passionate business development team that will spearhead our growth in the online gambling and gaming sectors.

“Both bring a fantastic energy to the business, as well as the drive and tenacity that is very much central to our company. Their experience and network bolster the gambling team and I am very excited to see the huge impact that they will undoubtedly have.”

Martin WhiteBusiness Development Director at Freemarket, added: “I am thrilled to join the Freemarket family and to use my experience to help the business deploy and achieve its growth ambitions in the gambling space. This is a sector with many businesses in need of our cross-border payments and currency exchange solution and I’m excited to make more organisations aware of what we have to offer.”

Kiran RanuBusiness Development Manager at Freemarket, said: “Freemarket has built an incredible business development team and I’m proud to be a part of it. Together, we will help take our presence in the gambling space to the next level, helping businesses make cross-border payments and exchange currency faster and more efficiently than ever before.”