Affordable, flexible and easy to configure, our solutions make your payments platform as efficient and profitable as possible – now and in the future.
A history of innovation
Ixaris has brought innovation to the payments industry for over 12 years. In 2003, we launched Europe’s first virtual prepaid Visa card, EntroPay, offering millions of global consumers a safe, reliable and convenient way to pay online.
Our Payments Server and accompanying prepaid payment apps have revolutionised the way our commercial clients operate. So much so we’ve made them available to financial institutions, payments entrepreneurs and innovators so they can create, sell and deliver their own branded payments services.
Furthermore, our desire to lead the way in delivering next generation payments solutions has resulted in Ixaris founding the European Union-funded Open Payments Ecosystem – which will enable an explosion in payment applications addressing diverse customer needs through open infrastructure.
THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS
More than 75% of our workforce is dedicated to payments innovation. This means our technology is continually evolving to keep up with your business’s growth and the changing landscape of your payments environment. With a flexible Ixaris payments solution, the future really is in your hands.
Meet our senior team
John joined Ixaris in 2006, bringing with him more than 20 years’ experience of the payment card industry. John’s career includes senior positions at First Data Corporation and Visa - the latter as executive vice president in charge of its processing business in Europe. When John isn't at Ixaris HQ, he’ll be advising the European Commission as a member of the Payments Market Expert Group.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Before founding Ixaris, Alex worked as a senior consultant in the Cambridge-based tech practice of Arthur D. Little, a global management consultancy providing technology and innovation advice to blue chip clients. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malta - where he later headed the Computer Science department – as well as MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Edinburgh.
Chief Commercial Officer
Doug’s 19 years of Financial Services Payment Card Leadership experience includes delivering a Pan-European Commercial Payments business within ING Commercial Bank and being part of the Barclaycard Global Commercial Payments Executive Board - with direct responsibility for innovation around payment automation and virtual products for T&E, B2B and prepaid opportunities. Doug holds an undergraduate BSc (Hons) from Glasgow University and a postgraduate MSc from Strathclyde University Graduate Business School.
Clive has been a commercial lawyer for over 20 years, both in-house and in private practice. The last 15 years has seen him specialise in the payments industry, working as legal counsel for WorldPay, RBS Streamline and Voice Commerce, giving him extensive experience in both the issuing and acquiring sides of the industry. He was involved in the sale of WorldPay to private equity firms by RBS.
Chief Operations Officer
Dave has spent 30 years in international payments, holding senior positions at Visa Europe, Paythru and Powa Technologies. He was a key player in the development of landmark industry initiatives Chip & PIN and Verified by Visa, and oversaw the introduction of Europe’s largest payments processing service. As a former member of Visa’s Corporate Management Group, Risk Advisory Board and chair of the European Processing Advisory Committee, Dave knows what it takes to operate in a mission critical environment.
Human Resources Director
Cathryn’s career has taken her from South Africa, where she worked for multi-national companies such as British Airways, DHL Worldwide and BASF, to Cambridge, UK, where she spent 12 years creating successful teams in tech startups and early stage companies. Cathryn loves people and has a passion for creating a high-performing workplace. She believes fast-growing companies are the perfect environment for people seeking a challenge and the chance to make a significant contribution.