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Aquis Exchange Appoints New Consultant David Buik
Pan-European cash equities trading business Aquis Exchange has appointed well-known market commentator David Buik as a Consultant, starting March 2, 2020. Buik started work at Philip Hill Higginson Erlangers in the City of London and later worked for City Index Group, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, and most recently Core Spreads. “I am delighted to be joining Aquis Exchange at this juncture. Anyone who knows me will know of my adoration for the City of London, and I truly believe that Aquis has created an exciting, disruptive new way of trading that will change the way we deal in equities to the benefit of the shareholders,” he says.
Kamlesh Harry Joins ACA Compliance Group, Launches New Risk Assessment Service
Former JP Morgan executive Kamlesh Harry has joined ACA Compliance Group as Senior Principal Consultant heading up the firm’s ACA Aponix division (which focuses on cybersecurity, privacy, and risk). The group today released its new payment and fraud risk assessment (PFRA) offering, overseen by Harry, which is designed to help firms identify and remediate vulnerabilities within payment flows in order to reduce the risk of costly fraud issues.
“ACA Aponix strongly believes that a team built with extensive knowledge of payment fraud and other cyber risks will provide our clients with a unique, well-rounded approach to risk management,” said James Tedman, Partner at ACA Aponix. “Kamlesh will be instrumental in developing our PFRA offering and serving as an invaluable resource to our clients in helping them assess and protect their firm against payment fraud.”
Alan Samuels Joins Encompass Corporation
KYC specialist Encompass Corporation has appointed Alan Samuels to the position of Head of Product, leading the firm’s global product team. He joins from Exiger, where he was VP and global head of DDIQ. He was previously head of entity verification services at Bloomberg KYC and head of reference data services at Opus-Alacra. “At a time when increasingly stringent regulations necessitate more efficient and effective solutions than ever before, Encompass is being sought out by the market to help firms respond,” says Encompass VP Alex Ford. “Alan is a recognised KYC industry professional and the ideal product leader for us.”
Broadridge Appoints Chris Perry President
S&P 500 firm Broadridge Financial Solutions has appointed Chris Perry as President, effective March 2, 2020. Perry currently leads Broadridge’s Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions organization, and is taking over the role from Broadridge CEO Tim Gokey, who remains CEO and a Director of the Company. Following the appointment, Perry will expand his current responsibilities to take a stronger role leading Broadridge’s top clients and partners, overseeing Broadridge International, and coordinating Broadridge’s overall growth strategy. He joined Broadridge in 2014 and has more than 25 years of experience in banking, brokerage and financial information services. He oversees all client and market-facing activities globally and is responsible for delivering the company’s annual sales targets spanning all business units and product lines. Under his leadership the firm has posted six years of consecutive record-setting sales.
Gresham Technologies Gears Up with New Sales Appointment
Data integrity and control software provider Gresham Technologies has appointed Mark Bolton as its new Head of International Sales to spearhead its global growth plans. Bolton will be responsible for directing the firm’s sales strategy across Asia and North America, and identifying target market segments for expansion across the entire Clareti platform. Prior to joining Gresham, he held senior sales leadership positions at SunGard and FIS where he was instrumental in overseeing the growth of the reconciliation sales organisation in both Europe and the US. The announcement comes off the back of successful 2019 results in which Gresham reported a 30% increase in Group revenues to £25m and twelve new Clareti wins.
SteelEye Appoints Rob Bernstein as Chief Financial Officer
Compliance technology and data analytics firm SteelEye has confirmed the hire of Rob Bernstein as its new CFO. He joins from RegTek Solutions, which was acquired by Bloomberg in August 2019, where he was CFO since February 2018. Bernstein has more than 10 years’ experience as a finance executive, formerly with London-based tech firm TIM Group, where he held the position of CFO for seven years. In his new position he will lead SteelEye’s financial operations, reporting directly to CEO Matt Smith.
AxiomSL Establishes Business Operations Centre in Ireland
Regulatory reporting and risk management solutions provider AxiomSL is opening a new business operations centre in the National Technology Park in Limerick, Ireland, with plans to create up to 100 jobs over the next five years. The centre will initially house technical support and product management for AxiomSL’s RegCloud offering, and is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland – the agency responsible for the attraction and retention of inward foreign direct investment into Ireland.
Giles Nelson Departs MarkLogic
Giles Nelson, former Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Financial Services at MarkLogic, has departed the firm as of December 2019. A-Team Group understands that MarkLogic will not be replacing him in the position. Nelson, who has not yet indicated his next move, joined the firm in August 2018. He previously held the role of Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Marketing at Software AG, prior to which he was Vice President of Products at Progress Software.
New CEO For ACA Compliance Group
Global GRC specialist ACA Compliance Group has appointed Shvetank Shah as CEO, effective from today. Shah joins the firm from Gartner, where he spent 17 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of its Technology & Service Provider practice. Shvetank will be based in ACA’s Silver Spring, MD office, and will oversee all global operations and the corporate growth strategy. The previous Group CEO of ACA Compliance was its founder, Robert Stype, who oversaw the firm’s acquisition of Cordium last year and subsequently moved to the position of Executive Chairman in June 2019.
Oliver White Departs Fenergo for Enveil
After almost six years with Fenergo as UK Head of Sales, Oliver White has moved over to take up the position of EMEA Head of Sales with data security specialist Enveil, pioneer of protecting Data in Use. Before joining Fenergo in 2014, White spent eight years with Avox as UK Head of Sales, and was formerly Senior Account Manager with Alacra.