DS-Concept, a leading international trade finance firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of John Stillwaggon to the position of CEO, USA. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the region’s strategy, growth, and profitability, while managing overall operations. The position reports into Rene Pastor, President of Global Commercial Operations, located in the firm’s German HQ office.
According to Mr. 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.“
Mr. 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.”
Mr. 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, Mr. Stillwaggon was employed at COFACE, a €1.6 BB revenues insurance and financial services firm.
Mr. 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.
The DS-Concept Group maintains a network of offices and affiliates all over the world, including USA, Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iceland, Spain, UK, Hong Kong, China, India and the United Arab Emirates as well as the headquarters in Germany. Combining credit protection, collections, and financing into a single suite of trade finance products, DS-Concept brings streamlined, flexible and best-in-class services to the world’s exporters.