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Rusiru Gunasena

Rusiru Gunasena

Senior Vice President, The Clearing House

Rusiru Gunasena leads the product management and strategy team for The Clearing House’s RTP® network. In this role, Rusiru oversees the ongoing growth of the RTP network, a modern platform for real-time payments that connects banks, credit unions and fintech customers to move money with immediate payment confirmation.  

Rusiru is a payments and fintech leader with more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries. He is a strong advocate for digital payment innovation and continues to influence the U.S. Payment Ecosystem by participating in various industry workgroups and committees.

Rusiru has experience as an entrepreneur and a diverse leader involved in start-up ventures and Fortune 100 companies worldwide across multiple industries. Prior to joining The Clearing House, Rusiru was the Managing Director of JHA PayCenter with responsibility for leading Jack Henry’s Faster Payments strategy and building a central payment hub for fintechs and financial institutions.

He holds an MBA from University of Louisville with an Entrepreneurship concentration and a bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, where he was an honors recipient.