By: 27 November 2023

The appointment comes on the heels of Checkout.com’s year-on-year growth of more than 40%, in its core sectors of commerce and fintech.

Checkout.com promotes Mariano Albera to CTO

Checkout.com has appointed Mariano Albera as its new chief technology officer to enhance its payments platform and deliver top-tier services to merchants. 

Albera, with more than three years of experience within the UK-based company, brings a wealth of experience to the role. Previously serving as the chief technology officer of Expedia’s Partner Solutions, he also held the same role at OVO Energy and Thomas Cook’s ecommerce and distribution systems.  

The appointment comes on the heels of Checkout.com’s year-on-year growth of more than 40%, in its core sectors of commerce and fintech.  

Expressing his enthusiasm, Albera shared his vision for the role: “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 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.” 

The transition in leadership follows Ott Kaukver’s three-year tenure in the role, who will be stepping down at the end of 2023.  

Guillaume Pousaz, chief executive officer of Checkout.com, said: “We’re excited about Mariano taking on the chief technology officer role. And know that he is the best possible candidate for our next phase of growth.” 

He continued: “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 optimise their payment performance globally is our number one priority. And the foundation behind our growth in 2024 and beyond.” 

Image: Checkout.com 

Josh Poyser
Josh Poyser is a junior editor at FinTech Intel.