CloudPay Appoints IT Expert Gareth Hughes as New Chief Technology Officer

RALEIGH, NC & LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- CloudPay, the world's only cloud-based platform for integrated global payroll and payments, today announced that Gareth Hughes, currently the company's Head of Development, has been appointed to the role of chief technology officer (CTO). In this capacity, he will be responsible for leading the development and continuous improvement of CloudPay's cloud-based integrated global payroll and payments platform and overseeing the company's technical operations.

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Hughes is well qualified for this role, having joined CloudPay as technical architect and U.K. development lead in 2010 before assuming the position of Head of Development. Prior to joining CloudPay, he gained extensive experience in the IT field, serving as a senior developer at Axiell and as a software developer at Triangle Computer Services. Through these positions, Hughes honed his expertise in a range of technologies and software platforms, giving him the background and knowledge to guide CloudPay's continued development. In addition to his professional experience, he brings a solid educational foundation to his new role, having received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Surrey and a Ph.D. in Contextual Open Hypermedia Systems from the University of Southampton. Prior to gaining his Ph.D., Hughes spent 10 years as a Research Fellow in the University of Southampton's Intelligence, Agents and Multimedia (IAM) Group.

"Central to CloudPay's success is the strength of our cloud-based technology platform that provides multi-national organizations with industry-leading capabilities to maintain full visibility, control, consolidation and compliance of their global payroll and payments process," said Andrew Pearson, CEO of CloudPay. "Since joining CloudPay, Gareth has more than demonstrated the leadership, drive and technical expertise to guide our ongoing development and bring new innovation to our product offerings. I am thrilled to appoint him to this new role and confident that his expertise will help us revolutionize payroll and payments processing for multi-national organizations."

"CloudPay has set the standard for global payroll and payments management, offering the world's only cloud-based platform for integrated global payroll and payments that can be implemented rapidly, integrates with existing software systems and is easy for our clients to use," said Hughes. "I am honored to assume the role of CTO of CloudPay, and I look forward to shaping the future development of our technology offerings."

About CloudPay
CloudPay is the world's only cloud-based platform for integrated global payroll and payments processing, collaboration and delivery. We believe that collaboration and integration are the only ways to address the complex and valuable challenge of how to manage global payroll and payments. We're creating market leading technology and using payroll expertise and knowledge to revolutionize payroll and payments for multi-national organizations. CloudPay enables multi-national organizations to improve business performance through greater fiscal control, see people costs through enhanced visibility, assure local and global compliance, and reduce payroll and payment operational costs. For more information about CloudPay, please visit or visit us on Twitter @_CloudPay.

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