ClearCourse, a provider of integrated software solutions, has appointed Christina Hamilton as CEO.

Hamilton succeeds founding CEO Gerry Gualtieri, who assumes a new position as a non-executive board member at the group.

Hamilton joins ClearCourse from payments giant Stripe and also has experience at software company Xplor, where she led the global fitness & wellbeing division. 

Hamilton also previously held executive roles at Western Union, overseeing the company’s B2B payments business in the UK and leading the international expansion of the digital payments business. She started her career in banking at Citigroup and UBS.

ClearCourse has assembled a strong cohort of software businesses – serving approximately 25,000 corporate customers in total – in just four years. It is aiming to drive further growth by increasing the organic revenue of industry-specific software solutions that empower SMEs and enterprise customers. 

It says Hamilton’s software and FinTech acumen will propel the company in this next phase, building on the culture and foundation established since its founding in 2018 with the backing of Aquiline Capital Partners.

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“ClearCourse has undergone significant growth since launch – now employing over 900 people through nearly 40 acquisitions in the UK,” said chair Andrew Blazye.

“Tapping into her valuable experience across software and financial services, Christina is an outstanding leader to take the business through the next stage of its evolution. 

“On behalf of the ClearCourse board, I’d very much like to thank Gerry for his role in leading the development of the business since its inception in 2018. I am delighted he has agreed to stay on our board in a non-executive capacity.”

Hamilton said: “Over the last four years, Gerry has led ClearCourse on a highly impressive growth trajectory and helped build a wonderfully diverse team across the UK and beyond. I am honoured to build on this legacy and excited to lead ClearCourse in providing market-leading business management tools to companies of all sizes across a number of different verticals. 

“It will be a pleasure to work alongside the wider team as we look ahead to a vast future of possibilities for ClearCourse’s customers, our people, product development, and growth.”

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