Hello Clever welcomes Chris Haylock as new Head of Strategy to lead growth in real-time payments

Hello Clever welcomes Chris Haylock as new Head of Strategy to lead growth in real-time payments

Hello Clever, a pioneering fintech known for its real-time payment platform and built-in instant cashback rewards, today announced the appointment of Chris Haylock (pictured) as the new Head of Strategy.

With his extensive real-time payments experience and history of delivering growth, Chris is set to drive Hello Clever’s next phase of expansion and innovation.

“Chris Haylock’s appointment as Head of Strategy marks a significant milestone for Hello Clever,” said Caroline Tran, CEO of Hello Clever. “His proven track record in driving real-time payment solutions and his expertise across both B2B and B2C markets, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), make him an invaluable addition to our team.”

Caroline added, “Chris’s experience will help us expand our solutions into other markets and deliver even greater value to our customers through seamless and efficient payment solutions. We are delighted to welcome Chris and look forward to the transformative impact he will bring to Hello Clever.”

Chris has been an advisor to Hello Clever for the last 18 months, and previously held roles with Azupay and IBM, where he spent 8 years delivering solutions across the Asia Pacific region.

In his new role, Chris will help expand Hello Clever’s business within Australia and into new overseas markets.

Welcoming the news, Hello Clever’s Chief Operating Officer, Reinard Surya added, “Chris’s familiarity with Hello Clever through his advisory role ensures a seamless transition into his new position. His proven ability to collaborate effectively with our team will ensure continuity and stability as we scale our operations, further enhancing our ability to deliver top-notch services to our clients and expand into new markets.”

“With Chris’s leadership, we are well-positioned to accelerate our growth trajectory. His strategic initiatives at Azupay and IBM have demonstrated his ability to scale operations efficiently and this will enable us to meet the evolving needs of businesses of all sizes.”

“I’m delighted to officially join Hello Clever at this important and exciting stage of the journey,” said Chris Haylock. “There’s a huge opportunity to leverage the unique benefits real-time payments and loyalty solutions to solve specific payment challenges and ultimately improve the way businesses pay and get paid. Hello Clever’s innovative and agile approach in this space is inspiring and I look forward to working with the team to contribute to our continued growth.”