Software & payments group ClearCourse has appointed FinTech veteran Nathan Best as chief operating officer. 

Best has over 20 years’ experience in the banking and FinTech sectors, and joins from global SaaS platform, Xplor Technologies, where he led the UK and European business. Prior to this, he held senior leadership positions at Travelex, Western Union and Link Group.

Best, who has a strong focus on customer experience, product development, post-M&A integration and change management, will oversee all commercial functions at the acquisitive group.

He will be based in London and joins the team with immediate effect.

“I am delighted to welcome Nathan to the ClearCourse team at such a pivotal stage of our growth journey,” said Christina Hamilton, CEO. 

“Nathan’s exceptional strategic capabilities and proven operational effectiveness will be invaluable in driving the group’s ambitious strategy of helping UK SMEs build strong businesses.”

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Established in London in 2018, ClearCourse is a leading software and payment specialist servicing SMEs in the UK. The group’s vertical software solutions provide essential, market-leading technology to SMEs and targeted enterprises to help them run and grow their businesses. 

Since inception, the company has undergone rapid growth by acquiring 40 leading software and payments solutions in the market verticals in which it operates: retail & hospitality, golf & leisure, business services and membership services.

Best added: “I am impressed by the suite of software and payment solutions ClearCourse has assembled in such a short period of time and I am delighted to be joining such a talented team. 

“I look forward to leveraging my experience in delivering growth to drive value for all ClearCourse group companies and customers.”

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