Netik recruits for sales drive

Netik recruits for sales drive

Netik has made four new appointments to its EMEA sales team and a new recruit to the company's North American sales operation. The banking technology vendor has also appointed Bernard Horn to the board as a non executive director.

Focusing on key European markets, the newly appointed senior account managers and business development manager for the EMEA sales division, will target specific functions of the investment community including; global custodians; investment managers; prime brokerage and investment banks.

Eric Van Caster joins Netik as business development manager, EMEA, in which position he will act as chief liaison for both technical and business related queries from the customer and Netik's sales force.

He previously held position with Mercator, an EAI (enterprise application integration) vendor, where he was involved in pre-sales activities for its financial services customers. He has also served at Compaq as technical account manager for NatWest.

Stephen Hughes, senior account manager, is charged with developing the Southern European Markets, with a key focus on France. He spent over 10 years at Reuters, selling trading room systems and risk management, before moving on to treasury solutions to sell back office and portfolio revaluation solutions in addition to bespoke software for traders.

Roy Williamson, senior account manager, will be responsible for delivering STP, data consolidation and analytic solutions to strategic accounts, with a focus on large US investment banks and UK investment managers. Prior to Netik, Williamson was employed in senior positions at Financial Models Corporation, Thomson Financial and Pacemetrics.

The fourth EMEA addition is James Bratchell, senior account manager, who joins Netik from Neon. He will focus on strategic accounts and the development of the Benelux markets.

In North America, Mike Dionne joins Netik as senior vice president North American sales, from BankServ's Wire Services Company.

This recruitment drive and promotions immediately follow Bernard Horn's recent appointment to the board as non-executive director. Horn will assist with new business development, strengthen existing business relationships and identify and create opportunities with new and existing partners.

Prior to Netik, Horn was CEO of NatWest's international business and executive director for the operations and IT group.

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