The local hire aims to support Accelerated Payments to further accelerate its expansion in North America
Accelerated Payments is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurie Ford as Vice President of Business Development in Canada. Business development and finance industry expert, Laurie will be responsible for acquiring customers and implementing effective growth strategies in North America.
During her 30 year career in the Canadian funding market, Laurie has been instrumental in finding the right financing solutions for a wide range of business and middle market companies through receivables, export and recruitment financing. Laurie also owned a factoring business, providing the team with invaluable expertise when supporting businesses with unique financing needs across Canada. Laurie aims to use her experience as a business advisor to provide unique insights throughout the customer acquisition process.
Welcoming the appointment, Ian Duffy, CEO of Accelerated Payments said:
“We are extremely excited to welcome Laurie into our North America team as we continue to expand our presence in this market. Laurie’s deep understanding of the regional funding landscape will prove invaluable as we tailor our offering to the needs of the Canadian market. Laurie’s immense experience with local businesses and her extensive network will also be crucial to our success as we grow.”
The fresh hire closely follows the appointment of Carolyn McClure as Vice President of Business Development in the US. The boom in local staff will allow Accelerated Payments to continue to expand its regional dominance in the alternative finance sector.
“This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company innovating in the finance industry and providing customers with an effective solution to help with liquidity challenges,” said Laurie Ford. “With the current macroeconomic challenges, companies need Accelerated Payments more than ever, as the hurdles in cash flow management are only getting higher. I am looking forward to helping the team expand our innovative financing solution across Canada and introduce more businesses to a better method of controlling and accelerating their cash flow.”
Set up in 2017, Accelerated Payments set out to solve the problem of cash flow for businesses through a flexible and innovative receivables finance solution. The process is simple to use – companies that need working capital can access the fintech’s client portal and upload and select invoices they need for funding. Once approved, payment is advanced, usually within 24 hours.
About Accelerated Payments
Accelerated Payments provide finance to businesses with an immediate need for working capital to fund new opportunities for growth or keep the show on the road while they wait to get paid. We make it simple, affordable and quick to access funds. We don’t ask for personal guarantees, liens, long-term contracts or onerous paperwork. Our invoice finance solution means clients can access cash in as little as 24 hours.
Set up in 2017, the company set out to solve the problem of cash flow for businesses through a flexible and innovative receivables finance service. You decide which receivables to fund and when – you’re in control.
Our process is simple, using our client portal, you can upload and select invoices for funding. Once approved, payment is advanced, usually within 24 hours.
Whether trading domestically or exporting, accelerate your cashflow, build your business and improve your bottom line.