ACI Worldwide strengthens EMEA team with new hires

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ACI Worldwide added two new payments experts to its EMEA team, bringing in Mitch Armstrong as vice president of solutions consulting, and Lu Zurawski as practice lead in consumer payments.

Mitch re-joined ACI when the company acquired its rival Essentis. In his new role he will be responsible for leading ACI’s marketing and solution consultants in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Mitch has expansive knowledge of the payments industry and sits on the board of EPAS, a leading not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote and maintain card payment standards across Europe.

Lu Zurawski joined ACI from IT services company CGI (formerly Logica) where he helped design and sell complex payment services for large corporate clients. He is an expert in cards and consumer payments.  In his new role, Lu will be responsible for driving and crafting large, high-value solutions for ACI’s clients across the region.

“The global payments market is in an unprecedented state of disruption,” said Paul Thomalla, senior vice president and managing director EMEA at ACI Worldwide. “Putting the customer at the heart of the payments strategy will be a determining factor between those who merely exist versus those who will thrive.”

“ACI’s strategy in EMEA focuses on expanding its offerings and delivering the best payments solutions to its customers,” he added.

ACI ranked at number 45 on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Performing Small Companies, which consists of companies earning less than $1 billion in revenue.

ACI solutions serve more than 750 customers in 90 countries.

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