Planet appoints Brent Warrington as its new CEO to lead transformation

Brent Warrington, Chief Executive Officer of Planet

Planet, a global tech firm, announced that it has combined with Proximis, Datatrans, protel Hotelsoftware and Hoist Group to power digital commerce, with the industry cloud software and payments solutions for the Retail, Hospitality, and Financial Services verticals. The combined company operates in over 120 markets and employs over 2,000 people globally.

Planet’s new all-in-one seamless offering

Planet’s strategy to combine software, payments and tech is driven by its clients’ need to deliver consistent and personalised experiences to meet demands of their own consumers.

Planet’s new offering enables clients to connect all of their channels aligning fragmented software and payment systems which once prioritised function over end client experience.

The single end-to-end platform allows retailers to support unified shopper journeys, including complex processes, like click and collect, shop and ship, and advanced return management.

For hoteliers, Planet offers integrated and built-in payments to power digital guest journeys, saving time and enabling them to generate revenue through integrated value-added services.

In addition, Planet works with a network of financial services partners around the world to provide global payment processing solutions. Majority owners Advent and Eurazeo have partnered to combine these companies into a vertically focussed global technology leader with an ambition to transform digital commerce for their customers.

Planet picks Brent as its next CEO

The two partners will continue to drive investment and innovation, drawing on their combined global reach and deep technology sector expertise. The company will be led by Brent Warrington, who joins Planet with a highly successful track record leading high growth technology companies, including PayPal, where he was the Global Head of Marketplaces.

Brent spent 5 years as CEO of Hyperwallet (acquired by PayPal). Brent’s other roles include; CEO of SecureNet Payment Systems (acquired by WorldPay) and CEO of FundsXpress (acquired by FirstData). Brent succeeds Patrick Waldron, who joins the Board of Directors.

Commenting on the announcement, Brent Warrington said: “We have a unique opportunity to create a company that delivers innovative solutions that will be transformative for both our customers and their consumers, shoppers and guests through connected commerce.”

“We will be a differentiated and disruptive force within our sector, which will drive our growth ambitions, and I look forward to updating you on our progress over the course of 2022.”