Allied Payment Network has appointed Kathi Klawitter as its chief operating officer.
Klawitter will oversee the US-headquartered payments technology provider’s operation to support its “rapidly growing demand and market share, while accelerating service optimisation”.
In her role, Klawitter will work on business development, client retention, product development and performance optimisation.
She has more than 20 years of experience within the payments and fintech industries.
Klawitter joins Allied from Fortune 500 company Fiserv, where she was head of operations and initiatives for the global business solutions division.
Geoff Knapp, chief executive officer at Allied, commented: “Kathi has worked with community financial institutions her entire career, which puts her in the unique position of knowing exactly what it takes to nurture and grow those customer relationships.”
Klawitter said: “I am thrilled to join Allied at this exciting time in their growth. I look forward to furthering its mission of bringing industry-first financial wellness and payments products to community financial institutions and the customers they serve.”
Knapp was promoted to chief executive officer last month, having worked as chief growth officer since 2020.