London, 28th March 2018 - Icon Solutions, the creator of IPF and leading provider of technology solutions and instant payments expertise, today announced the appointment of Simon Wilson as Global Software Sales Director.
Simon brings a wealth of experience across the financial services industry globally, particularly in the Instant Payments space. He has worked with leading software companies in the financial services sector, most recently Token, where he was Sales Director focused on Open Banking. Previously, Simon was the Business Development Director at ACI Worldwide, working to establish the Instant Payments business across Europe and North America. Further experience with that gained at Misys, FIS, and IBM in Global sales roles makes Simon a great addition to the team as we drive new sales opportunities globally and help our customers embrace the possibilities of real time.
Tom Kelleher, Commercial Director at Icon Solutions, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Simon to Icon at a really exciting time in our growth. He makes a great addition to the Icon team and he will be instrumental in our mission to help our customers deliver Instant Payments.
“Simon’s extensive knowledge of the financial and technology sectors will be invaluable in helping Icon deliver real value to our customers. We are at the forefront of the global payments evolution and extending our reach via our leading Instant Payments solution, IPF. We’re excited to bring Simon onboard, as are our partners. One mentioned recently that he is an excellent hire.”
Simon Wilson, Global Software Sales Director at Icon Solutions, said:
“With the move to Open Banking and real-time payments banks face their most challenging and transformative years ever. The modernization of payment systems to enable innovation, scale, security and reliability will be essential ingredients for success. Icon’s product leadership in Instant Payments and the great work the team have done with IPF are recognised globally. I'm really looking forward to working with so many experts in the field, helping Icon’s clients leverage the opportunities that Instant Payments offer and continuing to grow the footprint and capability that IPF provides.”
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About Icon Solutions
Icon Solutions is an international award-winning payment and specialist technology provider serving global financial institutions. From IT strategy, architecture and design to software development, Icon enables clients to rapidly capitalise on the latest technology and market drivers to boost profits and ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards.
The critical value Icon offers its clients is the combination of deep subject matter expertise in instant payments and regulation, a proven track record in delivering bank critical systems, and a FinTech approach to the use of technology. This is evidenced by longstanding client relationships with many of the most important financial institutions around the globe. We are currently working closely with a major European bank to deploy IPF, our innovative RTP solution. IPF also offers a faster and more cost-effective path to accessing The Clearing House real time payments system.