The appointment will help shape smartTrade’s vision to deliver the leading cross-asset eTrading solution for its customers.
smartTrade Technologies today announces that Ludovic Blanquet has joined as Chief Product and Strategic Planning Officer. Ludovic will support smartTrade to deliver world class integrated eTrading solutions.
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Ludovic Blanquet – Chief Product and Strategic Planning Officer smartTrade Technologies (Photo: smartTrade Technologies)
Ludovic brings 20 years of industry experience to the role. He joins from Finastra where he was the Global Head of Product Strategy across its five lines of business. Prior to this, he built Credit Agricole APAC’s global equities trading platform and was APAC regional director for SmartStream, a corporate banking software vendor. Ludovic has experience working across multiple international markets having lived in Tokyo, London and Singapore during his career.
Ludovic will help shape smartTrade’s vision to deliver the leading cross-asset eTrading solution, capitalising on its market leading eFX LiquidityFX (LFX) cloud offering. Now based in London, Ludovic will lead a team of strategy and product managers responsible for designing and delivering on the future product roadmap in collaboration with smartTrade’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and liquidity providers.
David Vincent, CEO, smartTrade said, “Drawing on his business leadership experience, Ludovic will provide fresh insights to our product priorities as we help our clients and the wider industry to further modernise capital markets technology. In this new era, staying ahead of the market structure and technology evolution is more important than ever to help market participants seeking higher returns.”
Ludovic Blanquet said, “smartTrade is uniquely positioned to support the digitisation of trading across all asset classes. LFX end-to-end solution is a reliable, recognised leader delivering peace of mind to its clients – and this has certainly been tested in recent
Tuson joins CX solutions specialist to drive global growth strategy
Sabio Group Europe’s leading full service CX provider, has appointed Matt Tuson as Chief Commercial Officer. He brings proven executive leadership, sales and company expansion experience to Sabio, with a 25-years plus track record of driving major sales growth for cloud and CX organisations across multiple vendors.
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Europe’s leading full service CX provider, Sabio Group, appoints Matt Tuson as Chief Commercial Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
Matt joins Sabio from digital document transformation specialist Conga where, during his tenure as SVP and EMEA Managing Director, he led the team to quadruple bookings. Prior to that he was Chief Revenue Officer at PE backed IRIS software. His CX experience was gained from hyper-growth Cloud Contact Centre provider NewVoiceMedia where he was EVP Worldwide Sales; from global market leader Salesforce where he served as AVP Service Cloud, leading sales distribution for EMEA and almost ten years with RightNow Technologies, serving as EMEA Vice President before the company’s acquisition by Oracle in 2011.
“With more and more brands recognising the need to transform their CX operations through digital processes, automation and improved business insight, Sabio is very well placed to support them in this transition,” commented Matt Tuson. “Sabio is committed to becoming the leading CX full service provider across multiple vendors in all of its key markets. I believe in this vision, and I’m looking forward to joining the Sabio team and driving the predictability and consistency we’ll need across the business to achieve our commercial goals.”
“We’ve set ourselves ambitious goals for Sabio for the next five years, so it’s important that the company invests in proven leaders like Matt to ensure we deliver on our growth objectives,” added Sabio Group’s
Experian North America Expands Commitment to Culture of Inclusion With First Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer
Wil Lewis brings decades of diversity and inclusion expertise and leadership
Expanding on Experian North America’s commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion, the company announced today Wil Lewis will join the organization as its first-ever Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer. In this role, Lewis will build upon Experian North America’s award winning programs to reflect the employees, clients and communities it serves, further the company’s commitment to diverse representation and continuously evolve the workplace culture where all employees are celebrated for bringing their whole selves to work. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Executive for Bank of America.
“Embracing a truly inclusive culture, where everyone feels a real sense of belonging, is critical to building a diverse workforce and fostering innovation,” said Experian North America CEO Craig Boundy. “Our diversity and inclusion efforts have always focused on how we can contribute to a more equitable society within our Experian North America family, the communities we operate in and among the consumers we serve. We’re committed to being an agent for change and delighted Wil is coming on board to help lead that change with us.”
The creation of the new role highlights several critical components of Experian North America’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:
Building a company where inclusion fuels collaboration and innovation to develop products which enable financial inclusion for all
Ensuring that every employee feels emotionally connected to the company in an environment that is safe and supportive
Attracting, developing and retaining talent that represents the communities in which Experian North America operates
Institutionalize processes that will increase the number of diverse suppliers, disability accessibility tools and enhance the impact of external diversity partnerships
At Bank of America, Lewis led 11 employee resource groups with more than 350 chapters
Seasoned industry professional appointed to new role amid rapid growth
Computer Design & Integration LLC (“CDI” or “the Company”) announced today that Brian Jones has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will now be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations of the business, including enterprise performance, management and oversight of the Company’s corporate processes, while continuing to lead the strategy and execution of its mergers and acquisitions efforts.
Jones joined CDI in February 2020 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, where he was tasked with developing enhanced financial operations and reporting for the business, while spearheading its mergers and acquisitions efforts. Under his leadership, the Company streamlined and consolidated many of its processes and procedures.
“I am fortunate to join a tenured executive team with tremendous experience and a passion for driving industry-leading results,” said Jones. “My goal is to ensure we maintain our competitive edge, our exceptional culture, and our ability to provide added-value to our customers. I look forward to helping CDI grow its business through both organic and acquisition activities.”
Jones has nearly two decades of financial services experience and holds a B.S. in Finance from Penn State University. Before joining CDI, Jones spent over 15 years at KPMG Corporate Finance LLC (KPMG), where he previously served as a Director in the Technology Banking team. In this capacity, he oversaw and executed mergers and acquisitions and capital raise transactions. Prior to KPMG, he worked for a boutique banking firm that ultimately grew into one of today’s prominent financial information and deal management SaaS platforms.
“Brian is an extremely versatile professional who has a deep understanding of our operations and our business,” said Eric Bakker, Chief Executive Officer, CDI. “His leadership, management and organizational skills have helped us increase efficiency, and he has a proven track