Canadian payment solutions leader Moneris has named James Hicks as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective mid-September.
With a strong track record of success both in Canada and around the world, James brings extensive leadership and strategic experience in the payments and fintech industry to Moneris.
His accomplished payments career started in Canada and has included time in Europe, Asia and North America. Hicks most recently was Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer with Nexi Group’s Merchant Services business and was based in Germany.
“Moneris is known as Canada’s trusted leader in the payments space,” said Hicks. “As a Canadian company with deep roots in the communities it serves and a deep and unwavering commitment to Canadian businesses, I am looking forward to working with the incredible team responsible for more than two decades of innovation and a critical role in the Canadian payments ecosystem.”
Last month Moneris announced a partnership with Wix.com to introduce Moneris Online—an integrated ecommerce solution for Canadian businesses and Fintech.ca highlighted their suite of digital offerings with UEAT’s online ordering solutions.
Following an extensive international search, the Board of Directors chose Hicks to carry forward Moneris’ strong history of supporting Canadian businesses. His unique experience in executive roles across the payments ecosystem both in Canada and internationally convinced the Board he is the right person to drive continued business success, foster innovation, and build upon Moneris’ strong foundational culture and values.
“As Moneris enters this next chapter under James’ leadership, the Board of Directors is excited about the future,” said Brett Pitts, Chair of the Board of Directors for Moneris. “His background and leadership style is a great fit for Moneris to continue delivering worldclass payments solutions and support to Canada’s business community.”