PayCargo has announced that it processed more than USD$10 billion of freight-related payments in 2021, a 250% increase from 2020.
The fintech leader has also announced the appointment of Todd Pigeon as vice president – sales over the North American East Coast region further accelerating the growth of the company’s online payment platform.
Pigeon will be based at PayCargo’s global headquarters in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, from where he will lead a regional team focused on both payer and vendor business development in the North American East Coast Region.
He will also be responsible for leading PayCargo’s Miami-based Inside sales team and involved in furthering PayCargo’s salesforce evolution.
Pigeon brings global experience within the AP Moller Maersk Group, spanning commercial leadership roles throughout Latin America, China, Europe, and, most recently, the United States, including the role of Chief Commercial Officer at Sealand, a Maersk Company.
“PayCargo is an exciting, fast-scaling, multi-modal ecosystem where any business from across the logistics industry can pay all of their providers instantly, and at no cost receive payments through one platform,” said Pigeon.
“With the PayCargo system, customers do not have to worry about costly outdated payment processes such as requesting and tracking bank check deliveries, managing cash, and time-consuming credit application, which can also be costly.”
“This is a unique value proposition that I think is critical for the future of the logistics industry, and which attracted me to this role.”
PayCargo’s vision to transform the logistics industry payments landscape, is leading the way to facilitate a modern, cost-effective, and sustainable future for industry stakeholders across the value chain.
“We are focused on supporting the ongoing digitisation of the industry and ensuring we are part of a sustainable future,” said Eduardo Del Riego, PayCargo chief executive officer.
“We have experienced incredible growth as our users continue to share in our vision for a more efficient and streamlined supply chain.
“In order to sustain this level of growth and continue our best-in-class service to our clients, it is imperative that we have the right talent in place to help us achieve our ambitious objectives.
“Todd is a strategic appointment that will certainly help us to get this done.”
In June, PayCargo announced a Series B investment of USD$125 million by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, which is being utilised to fuel digital payment tools and services for platform users.
The Series B investment came nine months after a Series A investment for USD$35 million also by Insight Partners.