Planet’s appointment of Eric Heurtaux as CFO reinforces its ambition to become an integrated payments and software leader

  • Appointment adds to the Planet Executive Leadership Team’s strong experience in scaling up payments, software, and technology businesses
  • Underlines Planet’s global ambition to become a disruptive force in the industry as it enters its next stage of growth

LONDON--()--Planet, a global software, payment, and technology solutions firm, has announced the appointment of Eric Heurtaux as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Heurtaux brings a strong track record in scaling fast-growing payments, software and technology businesses, most recently in his role as CFO at Mirakl. Prior to that, Eric served as CFO and a member of the Executive Committee at Worldline and before then as CFO for Atos Big Data & Security. Eric is a graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Paris and holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

Heurtaux also joins Planet’s Board of Directors and will lead the Operating Group which is focused on Planet’s operational transformation and delivery of revenue and profitability goals.

Commenting on Eric’s appointment, Brent Warrington, Chief Executive Officer at Planet said: “Over the last 18 months, we’ve crafted an Executive Leadership Team that has the proven industry experience and skills needed to make a strong impact in our sector. Our sights are firmly set on turning Planet into one of the world’s largest combined payments and software companies. I’ve no doubt that having Eric at the helm as our new CFO will help us achieve this with the financial leadership and experience he brings in scaling-up high growth payments and technology businesses.”

Eric Heurtaux, Chief Financial Officer at Planet added: “I’m thrilled to be joining Planet at this exciting time. I’m looking forward to bringing vision, visibility, reliable insights and drive, as well as playing my part in helping the business to serve its strong customer base across the retail and hospitality sectors. We’re on a collective journey to disrupt the industry and become a leader in integrated software and payments. I’m excited by the opportunity ahead to draw on my experience to help Planet achieve its ambition in this next phase of growth.”

About Planet

Planet provides integrated software, payment, and technology solutions for its customers in the Hospitality and Retail sectors and worldwide via a network of global Financial Services Partners.

Planet helps its customers and partners make the most of the connected commerce revolution. Our software and payment technology enables businesses to unlock the benefits of a more connected and digital world.

Founded over 35 years ago, we have evolved our services, delivering an innovative digital commerce platform that puts customer experience first.

With headquarters in London and nearly 3,000 expert employees located across six continents we serve customers in over 120 markets.

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