Stanchion Payment Solutions Appoints Steven Kirrage as CEO

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Karthik Subramanian has been a professional trader and fund manager over the last 18 years. He is basically a software developer who made the transition to financial domain around 18 years back as the attractiveness of the financial markets proved too much for him. He lives in Chennai in India along with his wife and son. He began his career as a software developer in 1999 and then gradually moved into the financial industry as he began trading stocks in his pastime. He then moved into the financial markets full time and then shifted his focus to the FX markets due to the liquid nature of these markets. Since then, he has been trading FX diligently and his favourite pair are the EURUSD and EURJPY. Over the last couple of years, he has found blockchain to be of high interest and considering his background in software and finance, he has since assembled a team of highly talented developers who have since worked on a variety of projects like crypto exchanges and blockchain architecturing. Now, he balances his time between trading and commenting on both the FX and crypto markets. He has worked with many publications including FX Street and Finance Magnates, which has helped him gain experience and also recognition across the industry. He loves to write and this passion has helped him to reach out across the FX and crypto industry. Right now, he works on his pet projects in the FX and crypto industry and spends his time writing and managing his blockchain team and helping it to reach higher.

Stanchion Payment Solutions

Stanchion Payment Solutions Appoints Steven Kirrage as CEO

April 8, 2020

Stanchion Payment Solutions - Steven KirrageStanchion Payment Solutions, a UK based leading player in global payment systems and integrations market has made two major changes to its senior level leadership and management team. As per statement released by the firm, it’s former Chief Executive Officer Mr. Graham Williams has stepped down from his role and will continue to serve in capacity of Chairman of Board of Directors while Mr. Steven Kirrage who is currently serving as one of the firm’s Director based out of Dubai has been promoted to serve as its new Chief Executive Officer. It should be noted that while these changes have just been made public, Mr. Kirrage was appointed to the role of global CEO effective from 16th March 2020 as per details provided by the firm in its statement. The newly appointed global head of the firm is a veteran with more than three decades of experience in sales and payment operations.

While he spent a major part of his career focusing on Middle Eastern markets, he also has experience in dealing with Indian and Eastern European market regions. Steve has been a part of Stanchion Payments for nearly seven and a half years now having held the role of Director since December of 2012. Before joining Stanchion Payment Solutions, he spent more than a decade serving in S1 Corporation serving in roles of Sales Manager for Eastern Europe and Middle East based out of London and as Divisional General Manager for Middle East and India based out of Dubai giving him nearly two decades of experience in handling clients and business in Middle Eastern market region. Earlier in his career he had served in various sales, product management and marketing roles under blue-chip firms such as Omron and Alcatel.

Speaking about his new role, Steven Kirrage – Global CEO said, “I would like to thank Graham and the board for this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing the growth of the Stanchion business in the years to come. The management team and I see excellent opportunities for our business in the dynamic and changing payments landscape as we continue to align with the digital revolution that our industry is undergoing”.

Speaking about appointment of Steve as his successor, Mr. Graham Williams – Chairman of the board said, “We have built a strong platform for Stanchion’s continued international expansion in the years to come and have met many of the objectives we set for ourselves 10 years ago. I am pleased to hand over the CEO role to someone of Steven’s calibre at this time. He has shown excellent leadership qualities and strategic acumen during his tenure at Stanchion and has deep, international experience and expertise in our industry”.

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