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Arctic Intelligence Promotes Darren Cade to CEO
Australian RegTech firm Arctic Intelligence has promoted its longstanding COO, Darren Cade, to CEO; taking over from Artic Founder Anthony Quinn. Cade has an extensive risk management background including over 20 years in risk and operational leadership roles at Macquarie Bank, Deloitte and EY. He will focus on driving growth in key markets and industry sectors to continue to scale up the business, while Quinn will support him as a Board Member.
CFTC Adds Role of CDO in Reorganisation
The CFTC has hired a CDO and set up a division of data as part of a reorganisation designed to improve operational efficiency. Recognising the importance of centralised data, the reorganisation brings data practitioners together from operating units including the office of data and technology (which will cease to exist) and the division of market oversight. Dr. Tamara Roust, a new addition to the CFTC’s executive leadership team, joins from the role of CDO for the State of Illinois and will lead the newly created division of data. Other elements of the reorganisation are market participants, legal and administration divisions.
Gresham Technologies Continues APAC Expansion with Strategic Hire
Gresham Technologies Plc (Gresham) has appointed Joel Jerome as Director of Sales, APAC to grow the firm’s regional footprint. Globally, heightened market volatility, digital transformation and increased regulatory scrutiny are demanding better reconciliation and reporting of all data types. Jerome’s appointment in Singapore is an extension of Gresham’s commitment to meeting these challenges for existing and future customers across the APAC region. He will be responsible for driving Gresham’s commercial strategy and enabling legacy technology replacement and data migration projects.
Gresham Technologies Appoints New Board Members
Gresham Technologies has appointed Jenny Knott and Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer as Non-Executive Directors. The appointments follow the recent news of a Clareti Annualised Recurring Revenue (ARR) increase of 18% to £10.7 million and a significant new Tier 1 bank win during H1 2020.
Knott is the co-founder of FinTech Strategic Advisors, and has previously held C-suite roles in investment banking. Dr Wandhöfer’s experience includes spearheading regulatory and market strategy for Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citi, advising the European Banking Federation on Securities Services and Payments, and serving as a NED of the London Stock Exchange.
Former Teradata CEO Oliver Ratzesberger, Appointed Chair of OpenCorporates
OpenCorporates, provider of a large open database of companies worldwide, has named former Teradata CEO Oliver Ratzesberger as the first chair of its board.
OpenCorporates has grown rapidly in the past nine years with its White Box company data attracting millions of visitors to its website every month. Users include financial institutions, government agencies and blue chip companies.
Ratzesberger brings over 30 years of experience in fast-scaling companies such as Teradata and eBay to OpenCorporates. His role is to accelerate growth and impact, and create a trusted and transparent global business environment.
Milestone Group Appoints APAC Head
Fund processing and oversight automation specialist Milestone has appointed Marian Azer as Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC) based in Sydney, Australia. Reporting to London based CEO Paul Roberts, Marian will have overall responsibility for market engagement, client success and go-to-market strategy across APAC, with particular emphasis on the Australian and New Zealand markets. Previously, Azer held the position of Managing Director at RBC Investor & Treasury Services, with responsibility for the APAC and Global Middle Office Product functions, as well as Chief Operating Officer, Global Client Coverage for Australia. Marian was previously Head of Product, Investor Services in Australia & New Zealand at J.P. Morgan Chase. She has also held senior roles at Mercer and BNP Paribas.
Gresham Technologies Pushes International Growth with Senior European Hire
Gresham Technologies plc (Gresham), has appointed Vincent Him as Sales Director, Europe to grow the firm’s global footprint. Previously holding Senior Sales positions at SmartStream and Duco, Him brings almost 25 years’ experience across the post-trade reconciliations industry to the role. He will be responsible for driving growth across Europe, and for growing existing customer partnerships and winning new transformation opportunities among banks, asset managers and capital markets firms across the entire Clareti suite of products and services.
Aligned with Gresham’s global growth plans, this senior hire is the latest move from the firm following its acquisition of Inforalgo, a Gresham Technologies company, in July 2020 to expand its end-to-end regulatory reporting capabilities.
ACA Compliance Group Hires Ron Weekes as Mirabella CEO
ACA Compliance Group (ACA), a provider of governance, risk, and compliance advisory services and technology solutions, has appointed Ron Weekes as CEO of Mirabella, the firm’s regulatory hosting platform. He replaces Mirabella founder and CEO Joe Vittoria, who will assist in the transition over the coming months. Weekes has been a Partner and the European CEO for ACA Compliance Group since 2010. He established and built out the UK compliance division and more recently oversaw ACA’s local regulatory hosting, cyber, and GIPS compliance performance solutions. This was preceded by a nine-year term as the founder and CEO of a UK compliance consulting firm that specialised in the alternatives fund management and advisory sectors.
ACA Partner Adam Palmer will now assume responsibility for ACA’s UK regulatory division, based in London. Mike Downie has also joined Mirabella, moving from his European Operations Officer role at ACA Compliance Group.
Wolters Kluwer FRR Hires VP of Sales and Business Development for China
Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Regulatory Reporting (FRR) business has hired Benjamin Jing as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for its operations in China. Jing previously worked for Vanda Group (part of PCCW Solutions), as Assistant Vice President in charge of more than 100 staff in its Financial Services unit. He has also held a number of leadership positions in his career at Oracle, IBM, Infosys, Teradata, also working at local and global banks as well as insurance firms.
“Given his experience in successfully leading organizations, I am delighted that Benjamin is going to lead our business development, and sales at this important time, when the Chinese Regulatory landscape is fast evolving,” said Rainer Fuchsluger, Managing Director of Wolters Kluwer FRR, Asia Pacific.
SteelEye Names Rob Friend as COO
SteelEye, the holistic compliance technology and data analytics firm, has appointed Rob Friend as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. As the company plans for expansion into North America and Asia Pacific, and a Series-B fundraise to support further growth, Friend joins to scale SteelEye’s operations. Prior to joining SteelEye, he spent 12 years at Bloomberg, most recently as Global Head of Enterprise Product Implementation & Quality Assurance and previously as Chief Risk Officer for Bloomberg MTD. He also held earlier roles at Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan.