AI-based collections platform PAIR Finance appoints Liva Zepa as Director Innovation

  • Central Europe Managing Director of international digital debt collection company InDebted joins Germany’s leading digital debt collection fintech, PAIR Finance
  • ESMT fellow is responsible for product strategy around Artificial Intelligence and digital consumer communications

Berlin, 08. November 2022 – PAIR Finance, the leading fintech for AI-based debt collection in Germany and Austria, has appointed Liva Zepa as its first Director Innovation. Liva Zepa joined PAIR Finance on October 1st from Australian digital debt collection company InDebted, where she served as Vice President and Managing Director for the Central European market.

In the newly created position, Zepa will focus on product development and growth opportunities related to innovations around digital payments in collections, machine learning and new data sources. She will lead the Data Science team as well as the Behavioural Science team, with the goal of significantly developing the proprietary platform based on Artificial Intelligence.  

Liva Zepa, Director Innovation at PAIR Finance, said, “I am looking forward to working with leading European companies and passionate talents who are as enthusiastic about innovation as I am. The future of collections is exciting and PAIR Finance is a pioneer in Europe. I look forward to promoting and advancing the important task of providing the latest technology to our customers and consumers.”

Stephan Stricker, Founder and CEO at PAIR Finance: “Since our first discussions, Liva Zepa has impressed us with her track record and knowledge around digital debt collection. Under her leadership, our team will accelerate its work around identifying new technologies and shaping the future of receivables management for the benefit of businesses and consumers.”

Liva Zepa is from Latvia. She has more than eleven years of international experience in finance and banking and has held senior management positions in fintech companies. Before joining PAIR Finance, she worked for Australian debt collection fintech InDebted as Vice President Europe. At the Finnish financial services provider Multitude SE, she was responsible for the debt collection strategy covering 17 jurisdictions worldwide, and at the Latvian company 4Finance, she headed the debt collection department. Liva Zepa is a recipient of the ESMT Scholarship for Women in Leadership and is currently completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and Entrepreneurship from Riga University of Technology, Latvia. 

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Über PAIR Finance
PAIR Finance is the leading fintech for debt collection and receivables management in Germany. The company is transforming the debt collection industry by making receivables management sustainable, digital, efficient and customer-focused: With the help of artificial intelligence, behavioral analytics and data science, PAIR Finance is setting a new standard in debt collection that supports business customers and consumers alike. More than 350 companies from a wide range of industries are already working successfully with the collection solution for the digital age. The fast-growing company, which was founded in Berlin in 2016, has a renowned private equity investor, Pollen Street, at its side. PAIR Finance has around 200 experienced employees in Berlin and Vienna and is led by founder and CEO Stephan Stricker.