Currencycloud appoints ex-Misys head to CTO role

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Currencycloud has hired former Misys head Ed Addario as the company's new CTO.

He will work with Currencycloud's 45 technologists to continue evolving the company's API, which is used to power payment engines around the world.

“Ed’s passion for technology and years of experience make him the perfect fit to lead a team that is fixated on providing innovative solutions for our clients," said Mike Laven, CEO of Currencycloud.

"New and emerging digital business models should not be constrained in ambition or scope by legacy technology as they seek to find different and creative ways to move money around the world. Ed will play a key role in developing the tools that we provide, to allow our customers to build the best solution for their business needs.”

Addario's experience in the fintech sector will serve the position well. He was previously global head for architecture and integration at Misys and before that, he served as senior vice president of technology at Monitise.

During his time at these companies, he gained extensive expertise leading engineers and developers at startups, helping them design, develop and deliver software that benefits users in the financial, retail and telecoms industries.

“As a tech enthusiast, I’m excited by the opportunity to be part of a company that is leading the digital revolution and to work with APIs that are built by developers, for developers," Addario said.

"The team’s passion for providing digital enterprises with the tools to innovate and grow is truly inspiring. I am looking forward to leading the team as we continue working to enable the next generation of companies to realise the true potential of the digital economy.”

Clare Hopping
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