U.K.-based Spire Payments has hired Nick Parsons as its managing director of Northern European activities, the payments hardware provider announced June 18.

Parsons has more than 27 years of information technology industry expertise, as well as a background in sales, marketing and product development, Spire states in a press release.  

Before co-founding Monetize Consulting in 2011, Parsons was managing director of Ingenico for Northern Europe and Australia; managing director of Thyron Systems Ltd.; NCR's vice president of worldwide customer services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and held various executive appointments with CSC and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Spire acquired Thyron Systems in March to expand its mobile payment and chip-card capabilities.

Parsons, who started his new role this week, will be responsible for Spire's European service and repair center in Wiltshire. He will also oversee the rollout of new products across the Northern European region during the third quarter of this year, Spire says.

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