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Encompass Hires VP of Customer Success and Delivery

Encompass, a provider of automated Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, continues to build its executive team with the addition of Nicola Pickering to the newly created role of vice president of customer success and delivery. She has worked across client success management, programme delivery and product design, and will be responsible for ensuring an evolving list of customers continues to get the best from the Encompass product. The appointment comes as current head of customer success and delivery, Dr Henry Balani, transitions to the role of global head of industry and regulatory affairs.

Encompass Strengthens Executive Team to Support Entry into North America

Encompass, a provider of automated Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, has added two  members to its executive team to support growth plans. Alan Samuels, previously head of products at the company, and Magalie Pimentel, former head of marketing, have been promoted to vice president, product and vice president, marketing respectively.

As well as overseeing the strategic direction of their functions, Samuels and Pimental join Encompass cofounders Wayne Johnson and Roger Carson, alongside other key leaders, as part of the group responsible for steering global output and achieving key objectives.

The management changes follow the move of Alex Ford, previously vice president of product and marketing, to a new role that will lead Encompass’ entry into North America later this year.

Delta Capita Names Ex-Fenergo and Avox Exec Oliver White as Head of CLM Sales

Delta Capita, a provider of managed services, technology solutions and consulting, has appointed Oliver White as head of sales with a focus on the company’s Karbon end-to-end client lifecycle management (CLM) proposition. White joins Delta Capita from Enveil, where he opened and led the London office for the Washington-based privacy enhancing technology company. Prior to this, he held the role of head of UK sales at both Fenergo and Avox.

KX Names ex-TIBCO Executive Mark Bannon as President of Sales, North America

Mark Bannon has joined KX as president of sales, North America, with responsibility for the company’s growth in the region. He will partner the North America sales organisation across finance and other industries to meet growing need for ultra-high performance, real-time data analytics. Bannon joins KX from TIBCO and brings a mix of deep industry expertise in data management, including streaming analytics, as well as experience in enterprise software sales. Previously, Bannon led sales for StreamBase Systems before its acquisition by TIBCO and the integration of its streaming analytics offering.

GoldenSource Hires ex-ION Director to Lead OnDemand Managed Service Solution

GoldenSource has appointed Xavier Gerardin, formerly lead of hosted services at ION, as global head of its OnDemand solution, a cloud-based managed service that provides hosting, technical and business assistance services for the company’s EDM clients. With 20 years’ experience in capital markets, including managing over 100 financial software programmes, Gerardin’s responsibility at GoldenSource is to bring new levels of efficiency to clients data management lifecycle. He comments: “In this complex environment, our OnDemand offering enables clients to reduce fixed costs and complexity, while increasing the scope and quality of the services they receive.”

NeoXam Names Mark Hembury as Head Of Sales for DACH and CEE Regions

NeoXam has named former SIX Financial Information managing director, Mark Hembury, as head of sales for the DACH – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein, and CEE Central and Eastern Europe regions. Hembury held several senior roles across a six-year period at SIX and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, Moody’s Investor Services, and Reuters. At NeoXam, he is responsible for accelerating new business growth across NeoXam’s product suite, as well as helping develop existing client relationships.

Broadridge Hires Ian Strudwick to Lead Expansion Strategy in APAC

Broadridge has appointed Ian Strudwick as general manager and head of APAC as part of its strategy to capitalise on opportunities for business growth in the post-pandemic recovery and demonstrate commitment to the region. Strudwick brings 23 years of experience in the financial services and technology sector to Broadridge and joins from TD Securities, where he was most recently managing director and head of global operations and business services for APAC. 

Strudwick is based in Singapore and will report to Samir Pandiri, president of Broadridge International. He will lead Broadridge’s expansion strategies in Asia, and will be responsible for driving growth in the company’s key APAC markets of Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan.

“Financial businesses in Asia are grappling with trends around digitisation, mutualisation, and data and analytics while operating in times of increasing complexity,” says Pandiri. “Capital markets present plenty of growth opportunities, but firms must also navigate increasing challenges from new regulations and market changes. Ian joins at a transformational time for our clients in the region. They will benefit from his deep cross-market industry expertise as Broadridge supports them in the adoption and application of next-generation technologies.”

Strudwick’s appointment builds on the recent hire of David Ingleson as chief operating officer for APAC and strengthens the company’s regional leadership team. Broadridge has operated in Asia for over two decades, supporting financial services clients with business transformation, revenue scaling, and reducing costs and operations complexity through the implementation of technologies including AI, blockchain and cloud, and techniques for digitalisation. 

LSEG Names David Harris to Lead Sustainable Finance Product Team

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named David Harris to lead its sustainable finance product team, part of the data and analytics division. Harris will report to Stuart Brown, group head of enterprise data solutions, and will build on ongoing investment in ESG and sustainable investment indexes, data and analytics products.

Harris will also drive an integrated approach to sustainable finance in the data and analytics division, and chair an internal cross-organisation working group that will work in partnership with the FTSE Russell sustainable investment team and other businesses as they invest in sustainable finance to meet customer demand.

David Craig, group head of data and analytics and CEO at Refinitiv, says: “As our customers across financial markets respond to the global challenge of allocating capital sustainably, this critical role is designed to ensure a focused sustainable finance strategy across LSEG.”

Harris joined FTSE in 2002 and has played a leading role in building FTSE Russell’s sustainable finance index and data. He started with the FTSE4Good Index Series, before supporting the development of a wide variety of products including FTSE Russell’s smart sustainability, green revenues, climate indexes and associated data analytics. He has also been involved in group-wide initiatives such as the development of ESG disclosure and reporting guidance for London Stock Exchange listed companies, and the Green Economy Mark for London listed companies.

Gresham Hires Marc Cavell to Lead North America Business Development

Gresham Technologies has appointed Marc Cavell to spearhead business development across North America. Cavell brings over 10 years of fintech experience spanning corporate banking, financial messaging, payments, and cash management to Gresham, previously holding sales roles at Fundtech and Finastra, where he managed key accounts in the US market. He joins an existing group of data, technology, and regulatory experts at the firm, supporting Gresham in its mission to bring digital integrity, agility, and confidence to financial markets.

Gresham Hires Harvey Colborne to Drive Sales of Data Control Solutions

Gresham Technologies, a provider of solutions for data integrity and control, has appointed Harvey Colborne to lead business development and sales across the UK and Ireland. Colborne has experience of both the buy and sell-side following a career with roles at JPMorgan, Schroders, and BNY Mellon, as well as technology providers Interactive Data and IHS Markit. He joins Gresham at a time of growth for the company’s Clareti data control and connectivity solutions.