PayAlly Welcomes Two Industry Experts to Steer Growth

February, 2023

Ian Coulston and Chris Shelley

PayAlly is all set to expand its market reach with two new hires in Business Development. Ian Coulson (left) will head UK Sales & Partnerships, whilst Chris Shelley (right) will lead the firm’s UK Payments Acquiring business as Head Of Sales Acquiring.

Ian started his career in financial services offering foreign exchange products and payment solutions at Western Union, Take Payments, and most recently, WorldFirst. He brings with him industry knowledge and is driven to finding solutions that save time and resources for his clientele. He will play an instrumental part in gathering clients’ requirements and then shaping the direction of the firm.

Chris, on the other hand, has been helping businesses of all sizes for over 20 years throughout his career. He has worked in the card payment solutions sector for the last nine years at some of the industry’s major players like Worldpay and EVOPayments. PayAlly will be utilising Chris’s experience in growing and scaling new sales teams as he builds out the firm’s new acquiring channel. “I am very excited to have joined PayAlly at a time of exciting growth. As we launch our new acquiring e-commerce channel in Q1 this year, we are expecting a challenging but very exciting year ahead. Adding this new offering to our current product stack gives us a really amazing set of tools to be able to support our clients’ growth plans.’

“Over the years, we have focused on creating a product that covers all the financial needs of entrepreneurs who engage in global trading. Now, with a mature and expanded portfolio of financial products and services, we open our doors to serve more clients,” CEO Rafal Andzejevski adds.

These two new senior hires come after the recent appointment of new Chief Operating Officer, James Clancey, whose professional experience includes tenure at Commerzbank AG as Head of Non-Financial Risk, and at Ebury as Global Head of Financial Crime Operations, later becoming Group Head of Operations.