Welcome Joan Migioia, our new Sales Manager for new segments and markets

Welcome Joan Migioia, our new Sales Manager for new segments and markets

We are doing cartwheels of joy because Joan Migioia has joined us as our new Sales Manager for new segments and new markets. Joan has a background from both Fintech and Saas industries.

Rhi Burns, CCO at Zimpler says: “We may be a Swedish Fintech but our product will change payments across the world and Joan, with his vast experience of international expansion, will help us achieve our aim to simplify payments globally.”

What is your role?

"I am in a business development role, on a fairly free basis, as I have not been linked to a specific market or segment. I thus try to have the broadest possible overview of where it might make sense for Zimpler to position itself; for example by learning about the technical requirements of different segments, the legal framework that structures open banking around the world, as well as the specific uses cases around payments in different geographies."

Why did you choose to work at Zimpler?

"Zimpler is yet a challenger compared to the current giants but when it comes to technical integration and as a matter of fact, the customer experience, Zimpler positions itself as a real game changer! Last but not least; all the team members I interacted with during my interviews really smiling, caring and enthusiastic. This was without a doubt the key driver of my choice."

What challenges do you face in your new role?

"Zimpler is growing very fast and has the potential and skills to move into new markets quite quickly. In order to be pertinent, I therefore seek to anticipate possible new directions as much as possible to make a valuable contribution to my colleagues and management. It’s challenging, 'but where there’s a will, there’s a way'."

Enough business, what do you like to do outside of work?

"I’m very curious to do new things, but one of the fun experiences I’ve had is the 100km/24-hour race in the mountains of my native Alsace. This is a popular annual race, typical of the region with meals in the farms along the way. In other latitudes, climbing the stairs of Huayna Picchu or Mount Fuji were also unforgettable hikes. And finally, as I love sports, last summer I did a week-long training camp with two international Thai boxing champions, I almost died (laughs)."

Tell us some random, fun fact about yourself!

"Both my parents are Italian and perfect Italian cookers. I am 34 years old but still not able to make a proper pizza dough."