BitPay Appoints Rolf Haag As Head of Business Solutionsbr>
BitPay, the global blockchain payments provider, has appointed Rolf Haag to head of business solutions. Haag will be responsible for managing BitPay’s business-to-business and mass payments businesses.
Haag is a seasoned professional who has built and grown global payments products at Western Union and PayPal.
“BitPay’s B2B payments solution is our fastest growing product and just had its highest sales month ever in October,” said Stephen Pair, CEO and co-founder of BitPay. “Rolf’s background is an asset to BitPay and will help us accelerate the success of our B2B and Mass Payments businesses globally.”
As a former director of global mass payments at Western Union, Haag built a global mass payments business and underlying product. This included defining the global B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C) mass payments vision, product, and go to market strategies.
Prior to Western Union, Haag held several product management positions with PayPal, where he most recently owned PayPal Mass Payment global disbursements engine. Under his watch, PayPal Mass Payments routinely grew 20-40% per year into a multi-billion dollar payment volume product.
“I see striking similarities in early PayPal adoption and BitPay adoption especially among businesses paying their global suppliers,” said Haag. “Bitcoin is ground-breaking for global B2B and mass payments, because it’s cheaper, quicker and more transparent than bank wires or PayPal. BitPay compliantly delivers these benefits while eliminating Bitcoin price risk. I’m beyond excited to bring these benefits to businesses around world.”
Haag has a BS in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Santa Clara University.