Cross-border, e-payment giant PPRO Group opens U.S. headquarters in Atlanta
In the midst of the feeding frenzy that’s come with Amazon’s search for a second headquarters—and Atlanta’s place as a contender— the city has positioned itself as a prosperous tech hub in its own right. Case in point: London-based cross-border, e-payment company PPRO Group has opened its new U.S. headquarters in Midtown.
“Atlanta consistently tops national lists for booming tech cities, and the area is definitely living up to the hype,” says Steve Villegas, vice president of partner management at PPRO. “Tech centers like Atlanta Tech Village, Georgia Tech, Ponce City Market and Midtown are becoming anchors for Atlanta’s tech scene and fueling explosive growth that encompasses startups, tech giants and everything in between.”
PPRO, which provides access to local payment methods across the globe, selected Atlanta based upon this growth in tech, as well as the fact many of its partners are also based in the metro area, and direct flights to London from Atlanta’s airport are available. “The Midtown location PPRO chose is ideal, as we are sitting in a sizable tech hub with potential resources from Georgia Tech and beyond,” says Villegas. “As we grow the Atlanta office, we are confident we will be able to find the talent in such a fin-tech-savvy city.”
In Europe, PPRO has more than 200 employees, and the company aims to add more in the U.S. as well, staffing several new roles designed to support its growing U.S. partner base, along with positions that mirror those in the European office. “We anticipate having dozens of employees here in the future,” Villegas says. “Atlanta has positioned itself as fierce competition in the battle for tech companies, students and job seekers.”