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Gresham Technologies Hires Dan Kennedy to drive North America Growth Plans

Gresham Technologies has appointed Dan Kennedy as senior vice president of sales, North America as part of the company’s continued expansion in the market. Based out of Gresham’s New York office, Kennedy will be responsible for all business development, sales, account management and partnering activities in the region. He joins with than 25 years of experience in enterprise technology solutions, including seven years at Corvil (now part of Pico) as managing director and head of sales, Americas focused on real-time data analytics, cloud, cybersecurity and managed service solutions for financial markets.

Gresham has grown its business in North America from winning its first customer in 2015, to having more than 150 customers in banking and investment management supported by a team of over 60 people on the ground.

GoldenSource Appoints New Chief Financial Officer to Accelerate Growth

GoldenSource has appointed Derek Apfel as chief financial officer. Based in New York, Apfel will lead finance, operations, HR and corporate development as the company seeks to accelerate global growth following its 2022 acquisition by private equity firm Gemspring Capital. Apfel previously held roles at firms including Citi, Bank of America, and most recently Tilting Point, where he was chief financial officer and oversaw rapid organic growth and several acquisitions.  Apfel will report directly GoldenSource CEO John Eley.

This hire is the second made by the GoldenSource management board this year, following the appointment of Swati Tyagi to chief product officer in February. Tyagi oversees product strategy and development.

LSEG Bolsters Leadership with New Data & Analytics and Sales & Account Management Executives

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) has announced the appointment of Satvinder Singh as Group Head of Data & Analytics and member of the LSEG Executive Committee, effective from 3 July 2023. Reporting to CEO David Schwimmer, Singh will lead LSEG’s global data and analytics businesses, catering to over 40,000 customers across 190 countries, and will also spearhead the joint development of new products and services in collaboration with Microsoft.

Furthermore, LSEG has confirmed the appointment of Ron Lefferts as Group Head of Sales & Account Management to the LSEG Executive Committee, effective immediately. Based in New York, Lefferts joined LSEG in 2021 to lead the Data & Analytics Sales and LSEG key account teams.

Peter Serenita Joins Element22 as Advisory Partner

Peter Serenita, one of the first global CDOs in financial services, and chairman of the EDM Council’s board of directors, has joined Element22, a provider of data, data management and analytics solutions and consulting services, as an advisory partner. His role will include collaborating with Element22’s clients on a variety of projects using his knowledge to provide guidance and counsel on data management and analytics strategies. Serenita, will also be instrumental in shaping Element22’s strategic vision, product innovation, and consulting offerings. Before joining Element22, Serenita held the position of CDO at several prominent financial institutions. Most recently, he served as Scotia Bank’s CDO for five years, and prior to that, he held CDO roles at HSBC and JP Morgan.

Niresh Rajah Moves on From Grant Thornton to Take CDO Role at Danske Bank

Niresh Rajah, currently managing director and head of the digital, data and RegTech practice at Grant Thornton in the UK, will join Danske Bank as CDO and a member of the technology and services leadership team with effect from 17 April 2023. Rajah will work with Danske Bank COO and member of the executive leadership team, Frans Woelders, to take the bank’s data and analytics to the next level.

GoldenSource Names Swati Tyagi as Chief Product Officer

GoldenSource has appointed Swati Tyagi as chief product officer based in New York, leading the product team, and overseeing product strategy. She will also join the management team with her experience of integrating applications brought together by acquisition an important factor as GoldenSource looks to incorporate acquisitions into its growth strategy. Tyagi joins GoldenSource from financial intelligence platform Sentieo, recently acquired by Alphasense, where she was vice president of product management.

Xceptor Replaces Retiring CEO Andrew Kouloumbrides with SAP Executive Michiel Verhoeven

Xceptor, provider of a data automation platform, has announced the retirement of CEO Andrew Kouloumbrides and the appointment of Michiel Verhoeven as its new CEO. Verhoeven, managing director of SAP UK and Ireland, will take over leadership of Xceptor on 3 April 2023.

ICMA Names Former HSBC Exec Georgina Jarratt as Head of Fintech and Digitalisation

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has named Georgina Jarratt as managing director, head of fintech and digitalisation, and a member of the executive committee. She joins from HSBC where she has worked since 2005 in roles including global programme director,  global head of business transformation, global banking and markets, and most recently, head of transformation, digital and innovation, private banking. At the ICMA, Jarratt will advance the association’s work in Fintech and digitalisation to bring greater efficiency, standardisation, and  automation to capital markets.

NatWest Names Scott Marcar as Group Chief Information Officer

NatWest Group has announced that Scott Marcar will join its executive committee as group chief information officer from 5 September 2022, subject to regulatory approval, and reporting directly to CEO Alison Rose. Marcar joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was chief information officer for the investment bank.

Marcar has over 25 years of technology experience having led teams across functions including corporate and investment banking, risk, finance, financial crime, infrastructure, data, and architecture. He also held a number of senior roles in technology at NatWest between 2007 and 2014.

Broadridge Hires David Turmaine as UK Lead for Consulting Services

Broadridge has hired David Turmaine as UK practice lead for its consulting services business. He joins Broadridge from Capco, where he was executive director with responsibility for driving digital transformation in the financial services industry. Turmaine’s career also includes a management role at Accenture, where he was an industry SME for Accenture post-trade processing. Prior to that, he held a 12-year tenure at JP Morgan, during which his responsibilities included head of securities and prime brokerage operations.

Following the success of Broadridge’s consulting business in the US, Turmaine will be responsible for expanding the footprint of Broadridge’s post-trade and digital asset consultancy across the UK, Europe and APAC. The practice helps buy-side and sell-side firms improve operational efficiency by driving data-informed decision making, process optimization, and digital innovation and automation.