Global payment provider Checkout.com has named Mariano Albera as its new chief technology officer. Albera, who led technology teams and strategy for large global businesses, previously served as CTO of Expedia’s Partner Solutions, Ovo Energy, and Thomas Cook’s eCommerce and distribution systems. In his new role, Albera will focus on accelerating Checkout.com’s platform evolution and delivering high-performance payments to merchants. This appointment follows the company’s growth report of over 40% YoY in the commerce and FinTech sectors. Current CTO Ott Kaukver will leave the business at the end of 2023.
Albera stated, “We have an incredible opportunity to use the latest innovations in machine learning and AI to improve the performance of our customers’ payment operations. Payments are a critical step in the online consumer experience, and we want to make sure our customers perform better in the digital economy by optimizing payment methods in each geography.” Checkout.com CEO Guillaume Pousaz said, “Mariano has a rare mix of intensity and attention to detail, with a systematic customer first mindset. Shipping innovative payment features and helping our merchants optimize their payment performance globally is our number one priority and the foundation behind our growth in 2024 and beyond.”