Russ Thornton

Chief Technology Officer, WorldRemit

As Chief Technology Officer for WorldRemit, Russ leads the engineering team in developing and running world class technology.

He brings a vast amount of digital expertise to the company, with more than 27 years’ experience delivering global IT solutions. His most recent role was Chief Digital Officer for Aegon UK.

Russ holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Things you need to know about Russ and WorldRemit

  • WorldRemit’s service is available to senders in 50 countries. They offer transfers to more than 140+ destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.
  • In early 2015, WorldRemit secured a $100m investment, led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV).  Working with Accel and TCV, WorldRemit continues to expand internationally – launching in more countries, adding innovative ways to receive money, and developing new products and services such as our mobile apps.