New C-suite appointments reflect the company’s growth and expansion plans.

PXP Financial Group, the expert in global acquiring, payment, fraud and data analysis services, has today announced three appointments to its senior leadership team: Katharina Richter-Weiss joins the company as Chief Operating Officer, Salvatore Cicero has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer and Dwaine Thomas has been promoted to Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

New Chief Operating Officer Katharina Richter-Weiss has previously held senior operations, marketing and management roles at Kalixa Payments Group (which merged with PXP Solutions in 2019 to form PXP Financial), bwin, GVC Group, and most recently, at DIMOCO Payment Services as Director of Operations and Merchant Risk Management. She will be based in Vienna. Katharina said: “I am excited to join PXP Financial at a time of rapid growth. I look forward to bringing my focus on building relationships and background in delivering technological solutions for an array of stakeholders to my role and working to achieve our ambitions as a company.”

Salvatore Cicero has been promoted from Global Head of Development to Chief Technology Officer. Prior to working at PXP Financial, Salvatore worked at PXP Solutions for more than 20 years, including nearly 10 years as Chief Technology Officer. He will be based in London. Salvatore said: “I am delighted and honoured to lead PXP Financial’s technology strategy, supporting our standards, quality, and excellence programmes, and driving our exciting next generation product offerings.”

Dwaine Thomas has been promoted from Group Head of Infrastructure & Technical Operations, a role he has held for four years, to Deputy Chief Operating Officer. An operations specialist with 15 years’ experience, he previously spent eight years at PXP Solutions. Dwaine said: “I’m over the moon to join this team and support Katharina in providing our customers with the highest standards of service, applying best practice at every level of the business.”

Katharina, Salvatore and Dwaine will join existing members of the senior leadership team, Jonathan Bell, Chief Financial Officer since 2019, and Anda Grodsky, Managing Director for Vienna, who has also worked with PXP Financial since 2019.


Commenting on the announcement, Kamran Hedjri, CEO at PXP Financial said: “I would like to congratulate Katharina, Salvatore, Dwaine, Jonathan and Anda, who together represent the cream of the crop. These key appointments have been selected for their wealth of expertise in the payments sector and proven track records in championing innovation. I am looking forward to collaborating on our US and European expansion, our latest next generation platform, the rise of automation and the other technological developments we have in store as part of our exciting scaleup journey. Watch this space.”

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About PXP Financial

The end-to-end payment platform: PXP Financial provides a single unified payments platform to accept payments online, on mobile and at the point of sale. Powered by global acquiring, 200+ alternative payment methods & financial services, the PXP Financial Group of companies processes globally over EUR 21.5 billion of payment transactions annually through our unified gateway. Whatever your business needs today or tomorrow, PXP Financials’ innovative payment platform will support your business growth with all the payment services you will ever need from one source, wherever your business takes you. To find out more about PXP Financial Group, visit: