earthport appoints as CTO former Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein VP of technology
earthport plc, the electronic payment services company, is delighted to announce
the appointment of Alex Fishlock as chief technology officer.
Alex has over 10 years experience in IT, most recently at Dresdner Kleinwort
Wasserstein (DrKW) where he was Vice President of Online Markets development
and Foreign Exchange technology. Previous to this Alex worked in New York and
Hong Kong for SBC Warburg in the global technology group.
One of Alex's main accomplishments at DrKW, was to architect and lead the
development of both a micro payment system and white-labeled FX payments
system. DrKW was one of the first banks to offer its clients both products on
the web and mobile devices.
At earthport he will be responsible for the further development of the Universal
Payment Network (UPN), the business development channels (BDC's) and for the
strategic technical direction.
Commenting on his appointment, Alex said, 'I am very pleased to join this
dynamic company at an exciting period in its evolution. With the recent
funding, and with the endeavours of the existing technology team, we will
continue to strengthen our offering as the technological innovator in the
electronic payments arena'.
Rob Cunningham CEO of earthport said 'As our customer base continues to increase
at a rapid pace in all sectors, so does our need to continue to enhance our
technological leadership, which is increasingly becoming recognized. We
continue to evolve existing capabilities and applications and bring new products
to market in record time, opening up global markets for our clients. I am
confident that Alex is the person to build on what is already an excellent and
unique product set.'
For further information, please contact:
earthport plc Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 1100
Rob Cunningham, Chief Operating Officer
Media enquiries: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7444 4140
Ariane Vacher / Julian Bosdet
Beaumont Cornish Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 3396
Roland Cornish, Chairman
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