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Uber Leader to Head Marketing for Gov Tech Startup PayIt

Alexandru Otrezov, fresh from the ride-share company Uber, will be joining PayIt, which offers digital services and payment solutions for state and local government, as chief marketing officer.

PayIt, a startup that helps government digitize services and accept payments online, has hired Uber’s head of search and experimentation to lead its marketing efforts.

Alexandru Otrezov, who has also worked with Expedia, will serve as PayIt’s chief marketing officer, the company announced Aug. 2.

Launched in 2013, PayIt has seen traction in recent years. In 2017, it signed a contract with Kansas to build digital services for the state. Earlier this year, the company secured a $100 million investment from the New York firm Insight Partners — a sizable capital raise by gov tech standards.

“I believe that by improving accessibility to government services, we can improve the quality of life for many,” Otrezov said in the statement.

PayIt’s headquarters are in Kansas City, Mo., but Otrezov will be based in San Francisco.

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.