Hello, I’m Georg Schardt!
Since July 2019, I act as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Bluecode, where I am responsible for cooperations with retailers and banks.
My background in the payment and e-commerce industry
As a former managing director of Sofort GmbH and CPO of Heidelpay, I can be described as a payment and e-commerce expert since I have more than 30 years of experience from various management positions in the financial and retail sectors.
At Sofort GmbH (now Klarna), I was in charge of international sales and strategic cooperations in payment transactions for eight years. At the same time, I played a leading role in the development of the second EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2), which has been in force since January 2018 and must be implemented by European banks as of September 2019. Prior to this, I spent nine years in charge of Conrad Electronic’s e-commerce and distance selling business and ten years in charge of direct advertising at the e-commerce company Baur Versand.
Proud to be involved in the realization of Bluecode’s vision
Over the past two years, the team around Bluecode CEO Christian Pirkner has established an impressive technical and legal infrastructure that allows banks and retailers in Europe to redefine the value creation chain of payments. Mobile payment via smartphone will change payment in the long term. Especially when we look at Asia, optical payment methods such as Alipay or WeChat have long played a dominant role. Christian Pirkner’s vision of setting up Bluecode as a pan-European mobile payment system for Europe convinced me and I am proud to be involved in the realization of this vision. Especially the combination of point of sales and e-commerce, but also the integration of specific customer loyalty programs at leading retailers as well as the cooperation with the banking industry offer extraordinary opportunities, which must now be exploited.
If you have any questions about Bluecode, please feel free to contact me: email@example.com
I will be happy to answer them!
“Georg Schardt is a recognized payment expert with impressive business successes, many years of experience and an extensive network across Europe. His commercial, regulatory and technical experience in the area of account-based payment procedures, especially with regard to PSD2 and instant payment, will enable our partner banks and merchants to retain the value creation chain of mobile payments in Europe and thus to completely redesign it for the benefit of all involved.” — Bluecode CEO Christian Pirkner
Bluecode is the pan-European mobile payment solution that enables cashless payments via Android smartphone, iPhone and Apple Watch combined with merchant driven value-added services in a vast number of apps. In accordance with European data protection standards, no personal data is stored or transmitted on the mobile phone during the payment process. The highly secure, TAN-based payment system works with all bank accounts and is independent of the transmission technology. The Bluecode technology can be embedded in any iOS or Android app. Renowned banks, acquirers, international banking software providers, and payment platforms, as well as leading retailers, support the Europe-wide rollout and integration into cash registers, vending machines, apps of banks and retailers as well as loyalty apps.
More information: www.bluecode.com