RTGS.global hires Mike Koss as new cybersecurity head
Real-time cross-border liquidity firm RTGS.global has hired Mike Koss as its new head of cybersecurity.
Koss joins the network from investment firm Rathbone Brothers, where he served in a similar role.
Prior to that, he worked at online retailer N Brown between 2017 and 2020, and settlement service CLS group between 2013 and 2016.
“I look forward to working with such an excellent team and delivering a secure and significant change to the settlement sector,” he says.
Koss’ appointment at RTGS.global follows a laying of groundwork for the cross-border payments firm.
In September 2020, it launched the first stage of its operational roll-out, in collaboration with Microsoft.
The firm hired its new CEO, Dave Sissens, in April. Sissens is also a CLS veteran, having worked at the firm for more than two decades, leaving as head of operational strategy in 2016.
RTGS.global claims its model enables banks to gain “complete visibility” of liquidity between their counterparties.
The network was founded by Worldpay and ClearBank creator Nick Ogden. Its mission is to solve financial friction it says costs the global economy $15 trillion per year.