Ixaris has brought innovation to the payments industry for over 15 years. In 2003, we launched Europe’s first virtual prepaid Visa card, EntroPay. Offering global consumers a safe, reliable and convenient way to pay online.

Today, our intelligent payment platform and accompanying prepaid payment apps have revolutionised the way businesses operate – unlocking more value from every payment. So much so, that we’ve made the technology available to financial organisations, payments entrepreneurs and innovators, so they can create, sell and deliver their own branded payments services.

Our ambitions to keep on innovating in the field of next-generation payments solutions has resulted in Ixaris founding the European Union-funded Open Payments Ecosystem – enabling an explosion in payment applications addressing diverse customer needs through an open infrastructure.

leadership team

The Ixaris leadership team boasts decades of experience in finance and payments, bringing learnings from such initiatives as Chip & Pin, and Verified by Visa.

david sear

executive chairman

david sear

David joined the Ixaris Group board in 2017 and serves as Executive Chairman. A leading Fintech entrepreneur and investor for over 20 years, David was a co-founder of WorldPay in 1999. Subsequently, at Travelex, he led the global rollout of the Travelex Cash Passport travel card business and Travelex Global Business Payments. Following that he became Group Chief Executive of Skrill/Paysafe. David is currently also non-executive Chairman of Semafone and Bango (AIM: BGO). He is also a Non-Executive Director at global tax refund and payments specialist Planet.

aran brown

chief executive officer

aran brown

Aran was appointed as Group CEO in June 2018. Aran’s career spans 14 years in the financial services and payment sector, including senior positions at Fortune 500 companies Travelex and Western Union. Aran was also a member of the management team that oversaw the sale of Skrill to Optimal Payments (now Paysafe) for €1.1 billion in 2015.

alex mifsud

chief strategy officer

alex mifsud

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.

mark anthony spiteri

chief operating officer

mark anthony spiteri

A seasoned player in the payments sphere, Mark Anthony Spiteri has been part of the Ixaris Group for over 13 years, joining the company as a junior developer in 2005. Today, Mark is Chief Operations Officer and leads a team of over 60 across Malta and the UK. He has a solid track record in senior executive, product management and technical roles, with a deep knowledge of payments, consumer technology and products.

georg von brevern

chief legal & compliance officer

georg von brevern

Georg is an experienced General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, who has spent the last 12 years as a member of the executive management teams of the leading payments and fintech companies Skrill and Kantox, helping them to build and scale the business in regulated environments. Previously he held roles with GE Commercial Finance and KPMG. He  is a lawyer, admitted to the bar in Germany.

reno scerri

chief technology officer

reno scerri

Reno has held a number of technology and commercial leadership roles since joining Ixaris in 2009. With nearly two decades of experience, Reno brings a strategic and practical eye to the role of CTO, and a single-minded focus on delivering results. Before joining Ixaris, Reno worked for Go Mobile, a leading Maltese quad-play telecoms provider. Reno has a BSc degree in computing from the University of London.

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