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Gresham Technologies Strengthens North America Sales Team
Gresham Technologies has named Rob McGowan as senior sales executive in North America as the company expands in the region following its June 2021 acquisition of Electra Information Systems. McGowan joined Gresham in the first quarter of this year and is based in the company’s New York office. He joined from Duco, and previously held sales roles at SmartStream Technologies and RegTek Solutions.
FINBOURNE Names Robert Byrne as CTO
FINBOURNE Technology, provider of the LUSID cloud-native, API-first investment data management platform, has appointed Robert Byrne as chief technology officer. The company says the appointment marks the next phase of growth for the SaaS scale-up, which now stands at over 140 employees globally, and coincides with FINBOURNE’s recent expansion into North America and Asia Pacific. With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, Byrne previously held positions at Barclays Capital, RBS and UBS Delta.
Broadridge Names Stephan Müller as Managing Director for Germany
Broadridge has appointed Stephan Müller as managing director for Germany. Based in Frankfurt, Müller will join Broadridge’s international leadership team and will be responsible for leading and growing Broadridge’s overall business in Germany across all solution lines in its global technology and operations portfolio, and its investor communication solutions. He will also manage Broadridge’s Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) business and financial messaging services.
Müller joins Broadridge from Commerzbank where he held a succession of divisional board member roles including banking operations, CIO and, most recently, transaction banking. Previously at Dresdner Bank, he was CIO for corporate and private clients, and prior to that, global head of transaction banking and customer service.
Delta Capita Appoints Steven Hargreaves as Head of UK Consulting
Delta Capita, a capital markets consulting, managed services and technology provider, has appointed Steve Hargreaves as head of consulting, UK. The company’s mission is to reinvent the financial services value chain, with the role of the consulting business being to create long-term partnerships with financial services clients, design and deliver the change they need, and develop new businesses that will meet their needs for the future. Hargreaves brings more than 25 years of financial services experience to Delta Capita, including stints as CTO at TPICAP and managing director at HSBC.
KX Expands Global Product Strategy Team
KX has added Malcolm (aka Barry) Johnson and Charles Gregory to its product strategy team for financial services. Johnson takes the role of business development strategist and Gregory vice president of product management. Their remit is to further develop the KX technology roadmap to deliver against the evolving analytics needs of financial services organisations.
Johnson joins KX with more than 20 years of experience in financial services and software, and was most recently a consultant and analyst at BAE. Gregory has worked at numerous global banks in Europe and was most recently responsible for product management for Nasdaq Trade Surveillance.
Encompass Appoints Banking Industry Veteran Doris Honold to Board
Encompass, a provider of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) software, has appointed banking industry veteran Doris Honold to its board. Honold has over 25 years of financial services experience, working in various executive roles across Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Singapore, Tokyo and London, where she is now based. Her career includes 12 years at Standard Chartered Bank, most recently as group COO and member of the executive committee. She is experienced in change management and digital transformation in large institutions and brings insight to Encompass into the challenges that many of its customers face within their own organisations.
SmartSearch Appoints Former Dow Jones Executive as CEO
SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering specialist using electronic entity verification, has named Guy Harrison as CEO with responsibility to drive the company’s strategic growth plan. Harrison joins from Dow Jones, where he was general manager of the company’s risk and compliance business. He takes over the CEO role from SmartSearch CEO and founder John Dobson, who launched the business in 2011 and will remain with the company as a non-executive director.
NeoXam Names Former State Street COO as Managing Director for EMEA West
NeoXam has named former State Street COO France, Bruno Noyon, as managing director for the EMEA West region. Noyon joins NeoXam having most recently been managing director of IQ-EQ France and CEO of Equitis Gestion. Prior to this, he spent over 15 years as COO and senior vice president of State Street’s Global Servicing business in France. He has also held the role of global head of performance and data management at AXA Investment Managers. Noyon will be responsible for business growth in the region and will oversee over 100 consultants and an experienced distribution team.
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.