First Data hires AOL CTO Michael Manos

First Data has hired AOL chief technology officer (CTO) Michael Manos.

As the new CTO of First Data, a payment technology and services solutions vendor, Manos will be responsible for First Data’s global technology infrastructure. He will be based in Atlanta, and report to company president, Guy Chiarello.

At AOL, Manos was responsible for technology and development platforms for all AOL subscription businesses, the industry, technology and media sites, AOL mail and messaging, and mobile engineering efforts.

First Data hires AOL CTO Michael Manos

Prior to joining AOL, he was the VP of smartphone vendor Nokia where he was responsible for the global operations, consolidation and restructuring of service operations for commercial-facing products and services.

Before that, he was senior vice president for technical services at Digital Realty Trust where he oversaw the design, engineering, construction, and long-term operation for the company’s data center operations.

He has also held leadership positions at Microsoft, Walt Disney and Nuclio. Manos holds multiple technology patents relating to cloud technologies, large scale infrastructure and software development.

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