Technology-first clearing bank ClearBank has appointed Andrew Barker as its new chief revenue officer.

Barker will play an integral role within the bank’s international growth ambitions following its £175 million investment from Apax Digital in March 2022. 

He will report directly to ClearBank CEO Charles McManus.

The firm says that by hiring an established and proven technology sales professional into a key leadership position, it is keen to bring new ideas, accelerate the pace of change and ensure the cloud-based bank’s international expansion is as seamless as possible.

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Barker has over 25 years experience in the technology space, as a sales leader and a high performing global salesperson. In these roles he has helped three companies reach unicorn status. 

Prior to joining ClearBank, he was senior vice president of EMEA north at SAP Signavio and was instrumental in its successful expansion across Europe and internationally.

“I am joining ClearBank at an exciting time of growth for the business,” he said. “Helping to bring ClearBank’s unique offering to more businesses in new markets is a fantastic opportunity.”

Through its banking licence and intelligent, robust technology solutions, ClearBank enables its partners to offer real-time payment and innovative banking services to their customers.

McManus added: “Across financial services, we’re seeing many of the big UK brands expanding their reach, across Europe and internationally.

“The right strategy and the right offering are crucial for a successful expansion, and Andrew will be key to this process.”

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