Goldleaf Financial Solutions (NASDAQ:GFSI), a provider of integrated technology-based solutions designed to improve the performance of financial institutions, today announced the appointment of Alex P. Hart to its Board of Directors.
Hart's two decades of experience in the financial services industry, with a strong background in payments, continues to strengthen the company's strategic focus on the payments technology sector.
Most recently, Hart was executive vice president and general manager of CheckFree Corporation's Electronic Banking Services Division. In this role, he was responsible for the daily operations and strategic direction of the division, as well as identifying business development opportunities, which included growing CheckFree's online banking and electronic payment relationships with financial institution clients and channel partners. Hart served as president and CEO of Corillian Corporation, a leading provider of online banking and bill payment software and services, from 2002 until its acquisition by CheckFree in 2007 for $245 million. During his tenure at Corillian, Hart also worked as executive vice president of corporate development, where he led the company's efforts in mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, and strategic alliances.
"Leveraging the expertise of an additional payments executive on Goldleaf's Board better supports our direction and strategic focus," said Lynn Boggs, CEO of Goldleaf. "Alex's knowledge and proven leadership make him an excellent complement to our other Board members and we look forward to benefiting from his insight and experience. Adding a director of Alex's caliber impacts Goldleaf's ability to maintain a dynamic board with a diversified skill set, particularly as we enter the next phase of growth for Goldleaf."