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IRIS Software Group appoints new Chief Technology Officer

By Harry Whittle
22 April 2022
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IRIS Software Group (IRIS), a leading global software provider of accountancy, payroll, human resources and education business solutions, announced the appointment of Alan Hartwell as Group Chief Technology Officer.

A seasoned technology executive, Hartwell will be responsible for evolving IRIS’ cloud software offering and further developing product engineering capabilities to support their international expansion.

Hartwell brings over 25 years' senior level experience supporting and leading the acquisition, consolidation and integration of products and technologies. His mission is to accelerate IRIS’ success and focus on the next stage of flexible, integrated cloud software innovation that enhances IRIS’ product suite to retain competitive advantage.

Throughout his career, Alan has focused on building global, high-performance software delivery teams, as well as designing and building architectures and technologies to deliver market leading solutions and supercharge customer retention.

Hartwell previously served as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Software Director at Capita. Prior to Capita, he was Chief Technology Officer at XUBER, now part of DXC Inc. and has held multiple senior technology development and implementation, consulting and marketing roles at companies including Oracle and Exela Technologies.

Elona Mortimer-Zhika, CEO of IRIS Software Group says, “Alan brings a wealth of experience in integrating and consolidating products, technologies, architectures and software systems for essential industries like education and accountancy.”

“As we expand our global footprint, it is vital that we have the right leadership in place to support our vision to empower professionals to thrive doing the work they love and are valued for with cloud software. Hartwell will be integral as IRIS continues to bring together leading modern technology and deep sector knowledge. This will be fundamental to help accountants, finance and HR teams solve today’s challenges supporting their teams and businesses during economic recovery.”

Alan Hartwell, Group Chief Technology Officer, IRIS Software Group, adds, “Having worked in this area for many years, I’m passionate about the incredible opportunity and benefits cloud software and services can bring to a company. And IRIS is excelling in this area. We are dedicated to helping those in work and education automate critical business processes and give professionals the time to do what they are valued for. I am excited to be part of a company with such drive, passion and enthusiasm.”