Impesa Appoints Johnny Robles as Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, Robles will Head Up Strategic Initiatives for Impesa’s SaaS Product Line and Oversee IT Operations
SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA, March 2017 — Impesa®, a SaaS development company that has launched a suite of FinTech products including the self-service credit and debit card management tool Monibyte® plus Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions, announces the appointment of Johnny Robles as CTO.
“We are excited that Johnny will bring his expertise in developing platforms and services that are a profit center for banks and empower their commercial corporate clients and retail customers, along with developing other new SaaS initiatives,” said Mario Hernández, CEO and Chairman of Impesa. “I have worked with Johnny for many years and he was instrumental in helping to develop our flagship product. I am thrilled to have him on the team as CTO.”
Robles has extensive experience in technology, banking and financial services. Formerly serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a regional financial group in Costa Rica, he was responsible for portfolio management, strategic technology planning and IT operations across Central America.
With over thirteen years of experience in information technology services in the banking industries, Robles will be tasked to lead Impesa’s technology, business intelligence and analytics, and machine learning initiatives.
In addition to his track record in the banking sector, Robles has also developed software solutions for very specific problems like fraud detection and financial forecasting algorithms. He has also performed research in the fields of neural networks and machine learning. Since 2013, he provided third-party testing and evaluation of Impesa’s Monibyte software, and has intricate knowledge of the product because it was used by the Costa Rican financial institution where Robles was CIO, and Hernández was CEO and COO.
Robles has a BA in computer engineering, a Master’s degree in project management and technology administration, and is pursuing his second Master’s degree in computer science and machine learning.