Fred Stark

Fred Stark | CTO

Chief Technology Officer

As our CTO, Fred Stark is responsible for the technology and product strategy of each software solution at Forterro – as well as global research and development operations and cloud infrastructure services.


Fred came to Forterro with extensive experience in software development. Prior to joining our team he served as the Vice President of ecommerce and digital for American Express Global Business Travel, where he managed a global group in four locations. In his role, Fred directed the development of many well-known applications, including the American Express booking application, which is the flagship customer app for business travellers. Fred also served as CTO for KDS, a Paris-headquartered SaaS company. There, he refreshed and consumerised an aging product, supporting the growth and expansion of the company until it was acquired by American Express in 2016.

He had previously launched his career in France as the co-founder of Almonde, an asset and liability management software company. Fred led the development, engineering and support of Almonde until the company was acquired by Misys PLC. He then joined Thomson Reuters, where he managed the development of Kondor Global Risk and, later, the development, carve-out and spin-off of its trading platform Kondor. 

Fred holds a bachelor’s degree in operating systems, and a master’s degree in theoretical computer science, from the University Jussieu Paris.