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Paysafe Gears Up for an exciting 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Season

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Montreal, 7 March 2018 – Paysafe, a leading global payments provider, will be cheering on the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Paysafe Honda as it speeds through the streets of St. Petersburg this weekend. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg event marks the first race of the season in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series for which Paysafe recently announced its sponsorship. In 2017, Paysafe sponsored a single race in the series, the Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma, and the new deal marks its commitment to both Indy car motor sports and the growth of its brand in North America.

Having driven innovation in payments since 1996, with a focus on keeping the payments process safe, secure and frictionless, Paysafe knows success is predicated on agility in fast paced environments, and the ability to leverage the latest technologies. This exciting sponsorship, which is a manifestation of these values and beliefs, is designed to heighten Paysafe’s brand awareness in North America where it has identified significant growth opportunities.

As part of its sponsorship with Dale Coyne Racing, two up and coming drivers will also be representing the Paysafe brand on the track: young Canadian driver, Zach Claman De Melo (19) and Brazilian teammate, Pietro Fittipaldi (21), grandson of former motor racing legend, Emerson Fittipaldi.

“Paysafe is proud to partner with Dale Coyne Racing and sponsor up and coming star drivers, Zach Claman De Melo and Pietro Fittipaldi,” said Oscar Nieboer, Chief Marketing Officer, Paysafe. “The entire team at Paysafe will be rooting for them as they take turns to pilot the No. 19 Paysafe Honda in what is probably one of the most exciting motor sports events in the world. Special good wishes go to Zach who will be taking the wheel this weekend.”

“The opportunity to drive throughout the entire series is an amazing opportunity and I’m truly grateful to my patron, Paysafe, for making my dream come true,” said Zach Claman De Melo, Indy car driver for Dale Coyne Racing. “I couldn’t have done it without them and I am extremely proud to have the Paysafe logo on my uniform and car. I look forward to bringing them the success they deserve.”

“I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the No. 19 Paysafe car and take a few checkered flags for Dale Coyne Racing and my fans this season,” said Pietro Fittipaldi, Indy car driver for Dale Coyne Racing.

The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series features 17 races, including the legendary Indianapolis 500 on May 29 and ending with the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in California. The two drivers will take turns piloting the Paysafe car throughout the season:

  • March 11: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Zach Claman De Melo
  • April 7: Phoenix International Raceway – Pietro Fittipaldi
  • April 15: Grand Prix of Long Beach – Zach Claman De Melo
  • April 22: Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Zach Claman De Melo
  • May 12: INDYCAR Grand Prix – Pietro Fittipaldi
  • May 27: Indianapolis 500 – Pietro Fittipaldi
  • June 2: Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Race 1 – Zach Claman De Melo
  • June 3: Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Race 2 – Zach Claman De Melo
  • June 9: Texas Motor Speedway – Pietro Fittipaldi
  • June 24: Road America – Zach Claman De Melo
  • July 8: Iowa Corn 300 – Zach Claman De Melo
  • July 15: Honda Indy Toronto – Zach Claman De Melo
  • July 29: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Pietro Fittipaldi
  • Aug. 19: ABC Supply 500 – Zach Claman De Melo
  • Aug. 25: Gateway Motorsports Park – Zach Claman De Melo
  • Sept. 2: Portland International Raceway – Pietro Fittipaldi
  • Sept. 16: Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma – Pietro Fittipaldi

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be televised live on ABC starting at 12:30 PM ET on March 11.

 

About Paysafe

Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Our core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through our industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallets and online cash solutions. Delivered through an integrated platform, our solutions are geared towards mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between bricks-and-mortar and online payments. With over 20 years of online payment experience, a combined transactional volume of US$48 billion in 2016 and over 2,600 staff located in 12 global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. For more information, visit: www.paysafe.com.

Follow Paysafe on Twitter / LinkedIn / Google + / stories.paysafe.com

About Dale Coyne Racing

Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) is a Verizon IndyCar Series team based in Plainfield, IL, about 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The team has participated in every season of the INDYCAR/Champ Car World Series since 1984. DCR earned its fifth IndyCar win with a victory at the season opening race in St. Petersburg, FL in 2017 with driver Sebastien Bourdais and also obtained its best Indianapolis 500 finish in 2017 with a third place by top finishing rookie, Ed Jones. Team Owner Dale Coyne is a true racer with a long history in racing. As an Indy car driver for five years, and a team owner since 1984, he has more than 30 years of experience in open-wheel racing and is known for taking on young drivers and mentoring them in the early stages of their careers. Coyne is a Midwestern entrepreneur who designed and built Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL. He and Tony George, along with International Speedway Corporation (ISC), expanded the facility by forming a partnership and building Chicagoland Speedway. Coyne served as president of the facility through its construction and opening season, and served on its management committee until its eventual buyout by ISC in 2007. Coyne has several other investments, including being the largest Sonny’s BBQ franchisee in the country.

About Zachary Claman De Melo

Zach began his campaign to reach the highest tiers of motorsports in 2006 (aged 8), when he was discovered by a group of professional drivers at the local go-karting track, and at age 12, Zach seized his first Canadian National Karting Championship. By 2015 (aged 16), Zach claimed two additional Canadian National Championships and made the jump to open-wheel racing in Europe’s Formula 3 MSV Cup, where he posted an undefeated record while only competing part-time. In 2016 (aged 17), Zach landed his first full-time open-wheel drive in the Verizon IndyCar Series’ official feeder series, called Indy Lights, with the 2015 defending champions, Juncos Racing.

In 2017, Zach’s results drew the attention of Carlin Motorsports, the 2016 defending champions. Upon signing with Carlin for his sophomore season in Indy Lights, Zach earned his first Indy Lights race win, set 3 fastest laps, and delivered seven top 5 and thirteen top 10 finishes, and in just his second year in open-wheel racing, Zach exceeded the pace of his Indy Lights competitors with up to triple his experience.

In 2017, with Paysafe’s backing, Zach made his debut in Indy car racing by competing in the Sonoma race in September.  At 19, he is one of the youngest drivers ever to have competed in the series.

About Pietro Fittipaldi

Grandson of the two-time Formula 1 World Champion and double Indy 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi, the Miami-born Brazilian quickly rose through the American karting ranks to become one of the brightest talents in junior racing. His driving skills soon took him to stock car racing, and at just 15 years old he became the first Latin American NASCAR champion in the Limited Late Model category.

The lure of continuing the Fittipaldi legacy in open-wheel racing inevitably took him to the UK in 2013 – an intensely competitive arena for honing a driver’s skills and a tried and tested route into Formula 1. Promising debut stints in the single-seater 2013 Formula Renault BARC and BRDC F4 Championships – including podiums and a race win – were made more impressive given the seamless transition from racing stock cars since 2010.

In 2014, Pietro Fittipaldi dominated the British Formula Renault Protyre championship and was named 2014 champion with the Silverstone final race still to go. Pietro also raced in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and tested in Formula Renault World Series 3.5.

In 2015, Pietro competed in the FIA European Formula 3, where he secured three rookie podiums, and raced in the MRF Challenge from October 2015 to January 2016, where he claimed the championship with one race to spare.

In 2017, Pietro won the World Series 3.5 V8 Championship, as well as broke the World Series Championship record for most pole positions with 10, a record that was previously tied between Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull F1) and Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1) who both scored 8 poles in one season.

For further information and/or to set up an interview with Oscar Nieboer, please contact:

Kate Aldridge, VP, Corporate Communications – Global
+44(0) 203 934 9197/ [email protected]

Amy Gregus, Head of Corporate Communications – North America
+1 514-294-0247 / [email protected]

To set up an interview with Dale Coyne, Zach Claman De Melo and/or Pietro Fittipaldi, please contact:

Karina Redmond, Director Communications – Dale Coyne Racing
+1 317-956-9910 / [email protected]

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Homa, a global mobile game publisher, is pleased to announce the appointment of Devin Radford as its new VP of Business Development. With 18 years of experience in business development in key companies in the video game, entertainment, and mobile advertising industries, Devin is set to make significant contributions at Homa.

Devin arrives at Homa after a successful 3.5-year tenure at OneTeam Partners where he served as SVP of Games leading the video game licensing business across 8 professional sports players associations, including NFLPA, MLBPA, MLSPA, NWSLPA, WNBPA, and more. Before that, he spent 8 years in executive Business Development roles at The Walt Disney Company and Twentieth Century Fox’s game division, FoxNext. During his time at Twentieth Century Fox/FoxNext, Devin served as VP of Business Development contributing to a licensed games portfolio that generated over $1b in total revenue by establishing partnerships with best-in-class developers for games like Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, and Animation Throwdown: The Quest for Cards. Furthermore, Devin played a key role in transforming Fox’s video game business from licensed games to becoming a leader in original game development and publishing culminating in the release of Marvel Strike Force.

With his extensive expertise and proven track record, Devin will enhance and strengthen Homa’s game developer ecosystem. He will spearhead the development and execution of strategic partnerships, collaborating with world-class studios to support Homa’s mission of developing enduring games enjoyed by millions. He will also define and manage a dynamic pipeline to secure global mobile gaming publishing deals and forge new alliances with leading studios, working closely with the Product Strategy and Corporate Development teams, among others.

In the words of Henry Lowenfels, President and CBO at Homa: “We are building something massive here at Homa, and it starts with strategic partnerships and a world-class studio ecosystem. We’re excited to welcome Devin to the team and leverage his strong network and expertise to continue growing our business”.

“I’m truly excited to join Homa at this pivotal moment in its growth trajectory and to collaborate with such a seasoned team. I look forward to connecting with the best studios that can contribute to Homa’s mission of providing audiences with amazing gaming experiences,” added Devin Radford, VP of Business Development at Homa.

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