Icon Solutions Extends its Real Time Payments Expertise to Canada with the Appointment of a local Senior Vice President

London - 7 September 2017

Icon Solutions, the independent IT payment specialist technology provider and consultancy, has today announced the appointment of a strategic senior hire in Canada. Jason Hayes, has joined Icon as Senior Vice President, Canada. Jason has a stellar background of senior appointments at several Consultancy and Software houses, including, 4Sight Financial Software, OM Group and ORC Software

Outstanding European growth has facilitated Icon’s move into the Canadian market only weeks after its recent appointment of James Methe, ex Capgemini, as Senior Vice President, North America.

Tom Kelleher, Icon Solutions Commercial Director said; “We are delighted to welcome Jason to the Icon team. This new appointment further establishes Icon’s international reputation for real-time payments expertise as we extend our client base further via our leading RTP solution, based on open source technology – the Instant Payments Framework (IPF).

Jason has over 15 years working in the financial technology industry and has been at the leading edge of the electronic exchange evolution. His extensive knowledge of the global financial sector will be invaluable for advising clients and helping Icon’s growing North American client base to develop and prosper.”

Jason commented; “Icon’s reputation as global leaders in the instant payments sector has been evident for some time and I was drawn to their dynamic and innovative payments team.

With the financial sector searching for cutting edge solutions to prepare for the shift to real time payments, Icon’s Open Source solution will allow the industry to quickly and cost effectively meet the future head on.  The ease of integration between IPF and existing payment hubs and in-house legacy systems is truly remarkable, and offers banks a quick, cost effective solution for today, which is also future proofed for tomorrow.  I am looking forward to bringing this industry leading solution to the North American markets.”

Icon is an independent award winning payment consultancy and specialist technology provider serving global financial institutions. From IT strategy, architecture and design, to project delivery and software development, Icon enables institutions to rapidly capitalise on the latest innovative technology and market drivers to reduce costs, boost revenues, and ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards.

Icon’s critical advantage is having the combination of consultancy skills, project delivery experience and a deep expert knowledge of both technology and the financial services domain, evidenced by longstanding client relationships with global blue chip clients.

Instrumental in helping financial institutions efficiently deploy Faster Payments services in the UK, Icon’s world class advisory team has a proven track record and unparalleled payments knowledge. To find out more, visit: www.iconsolutions.com