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Chris Stares

Chris Stares
Principal Technical Consultant
Volante Technologies

Chris Stares

I am an experienced I.T. practitioner particularly in the financial services messaging integration space. I am an effective communicator and possess a logical approach to problem analysis and resolution. I am equally comfortable in client-facing or development/implementation roles. I have extensive technical consulting and pre-sales experience using integration technologies, specifically around Volante Designer in the context of ESB and middleware deployments. Previously I worked with, and gained extensive expertise in, IBM’s WebSphere Transformation eXtender (WTX) (formerly Mercator) but, in addition, have more general, wide-ranging technical experience and expertise accumulated during more than 20 years in technology roles.

Over the past 3 years, the scope of my role has extended beyond financial services messaging at the technical integration level, to include pre-sales activities associated with delivering payments processing and orchestration solutions, since Volante’s product offerings have been expanded to include business applications designed to simplify the integration, on-boarding, processing and orchestration of payments and financial messages. This has given me greater exposure to the business requirements and challenges associated with payments processing domains such as real-time/instant payments, PSD2 and Open Banking and corporate-to-bank payments channels on-boarding and automation.