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Celero welcomes Richard Hannah as Interim CEO

October 01, 2020
Celero’s Management Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Hannah to the role of Interim CEO, effective Monday, October 5.

Mr. Hannah is a seasoned technology senior executive with more than 30 years of business and information technology experience across a broad spectrum of industries. Prior to joining Celero, Hannah provided strategic IT transformation and cybersecurity consulting services to business through his own consulting company.

He has held senior leadership roles with several iconic Canadian companies including Stuart Olson, Gibson Energy, The Brick, The Forzani Group and Shaw Communications. Hannah holds an MBA with a major in Information Technology management from Athabasca University, and a BBA from the University of New Brunswick. Based in Calgary, Hannah is also a member of the Board of Directors of Theatre Calgary and has held the role of Chair of the organization’s HR and Development Committees.

Reporting directly to Celero’s Management Committee, Hannah will provide leadership and oversight to maintain momentum on Celero’s strategic projects driving them to completion while further enhancing credit union partnerships.

“It’s a privilege to join the Celero team and continue to contribute to the innovation and transformation that is driving the Canadian credit union system forward, and I am looking forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to Celero as they deliver forward-thinking, integrated technology solutions to credit unions, and serve as a partner to a growing fintech community,” says Hannah. 

“The Management Committee is pleased to welcome Richard Hannah as he takes on this critical role,” said Ian Burns, Committee Chair, Celero’s Management Committee.  “We’re excited to have someone with Richard’s leadership experience, business skills and IT knowledge to continue moving Celero forward in terms of the many key projects and partnerships that will advance the digital success of our financial services customers. Richard is a respected and collaborative leader and we are confident he will build on the good work that Celero has already accomplished."

The duration of Hannah’s tenure will be determined in the coming months.


About Celero
Celero is a leading provider of digital technology and integration solutions to credit unions and financial institutions across Canada. Clients trust Celero’s proven track record delivering innovative banking technologies, digital and payment solutions, cloud computing, outsourcing, IT, and advisory services. Celero offers reliability and security through its world-class hosted banking system and data centre operations. With key partnerships across the globe, Celero also brings the scale and extensive capabilities of multinational technology companies and the focused expertise of fintech startups. For more information, visit celero.ca