The new CTO has been at Leeds-based Iliad since 2017, having served as its SaaS and cloud consultant before going on to take on the position of CIO.
With a background in software testing tools, infrastructure and software architecture, Karalis has been involved in the development of many progressive tech businesses, stemming back to 1999.
Prior to Iliad, Karalis founded his own company creating bill payment, self-service and management solutions, before more recently building SaaS-based solutions focused on testing payment technologies.
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“I am delighted to join Iliad Solutions in the role of chief technology officer,” said new Iliad CTO, Karalis.
“With a passion for technology and innovation, I look forward to leading the team in delivering the ongoing, progressive payment testing solutions that Iliad has become renowned for in the global banking world.
“Never before has it been more important for financial institutions to integrate effective, end to end payment testing systems that can accommodate the rapidly changing IT infrastructure seen in modern banking.
“I look forward to outlining increasingly sophisticated, easy to integrate payment testing solutions from Iliad as we continue to support the banking community.”
Anthony Walton, CEO of Iliad Solutions, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Alexi to the executive team. His visionary mind set and technical expertise combined with our existing platform of innovative payment solutions and investment in technology will further strengthen our ability to deliver market leading, cloud and SAAS payment testing.”