Checkout.com appoints new chief technology officer
Mariano Albera takes over from Ott Kaukver who is stepping down after three years
Global payments solution provider Checkout.com has appointed Mariano Albera as its new chief technology officer.
Albera takes over from former CTO Ott Kaukver who is stepping down after three years in the role and leaving the business at the end of the year.
A seasoned technology leader, Albera has been with the company for more than three years.
“We’re excited about Mariano taking on the CTO role, and know that he is the best possible candidate for our next phase of growth,” Checkout.com CEO Guillaume Pousaz said.
“Mariano has a rare mix of intensity and attention to detail, with a systematic customer-first mindset.”
Before joining Checkout.com, Albera was CTO of Expedia’s Partner Solutions, CTO of Ovo Energy and CTO of Thomas Cook’s eCommerce and distribution systems.
According to the company, Albera with accelerate the evolution of Checkout.com’s platform in his new role, focusing on offering merchants high-performance payments.
“We have an incredible opportunity to use the latest innovations in machine learning and AI to improve the performance of our customers’ payment operations,” Albera said.
“Payments is a critical step in online consumer experience, and we want to put all our expertise in making sure our customers perform better in the digital economy by optimising payment methods in each geography.”
Pousaz said innovative payment features and helping merchants optimise payments performance globally will be the number one priority and the foundation for its growth next year and beyond.
Albera’s appointment comes as the business reports growth of more than 40 per cent YoY across its fintech and commerce sectors.