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DS-Concept Appoints New Head of U.S. Operations

April 14, 2017, 07:30 AM

International trade finance firm DS-Concept announced the promotion of John Stillwaggon to the position of chief executive officer for the United States. 

In this role, he will be responsible for leading the region’s strategy, growth, and profitability, while managing overall operations. The position reports to Rene Pastor, President of Global Commercial Operations, located in the firm’s German headquarters office.

According to Pastor “John has shown steady growth within our organization, both in originating new business, as well as in formulating and executing on new strategic initiatives that will push our business into the future.  We are excited to have John apply his extensive knowledge and leadership abilities to his new role to help elevate our business even further in the coming years."

Stillwaggon added “I am honored and excited to be given the opportunity to lead DS-Concept’s business in the region.  This is the perfect time to implement changes and improvements that will allow our firm to continue to be a leader in our space.”

Stillwaggon has been with DS-Concept for 5 years, previously holding leadership positions as Managing Director, and SVP of Sales.

Prior to joining DS-Concept, Stillwaggon was employed at COFACE, an insurance and financial services firm. Stillwaggon holds a BA from Siena College, an MA from Boston University, and certificates in international trade, logistics, finance, and credit analysis from New York University.

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