Focus Solutions, the leading provider of multi-channel distribution solutions to the financial services industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin McKenna to the role of Lead Business Consultant.
Martin joins Focus Solutions from Bankhall / Sesame where he held the senior position of Head of eBusiness and had responsibility for constantly evolving their wider approach to the market from an e-business perspective. Prior to this role, Martin held strategic roles at Abbey and Royal and Sun Alliance as well as previously operating as an IFA. He therefore brings to Focus over 20 years of expertise across all areas of the financial services market.
Within his new position at Focus, Martin will be a key figure in shaping the company's thinking on new product development and how to respond to the evolving industry landscape, as well as providing advice and support to Focus' clients as they undergo strategic technology implementations. This wide reaching role will be fundamental to delivering Focus' different consultancy offerings across the entire customer engagement.
On his appointment at Focus Solutions, Martin commented, "I have always been aware of Focus' reputation for quality and delivery, but have equally been impressed by the people I have dealt with, the customer focused culture and their progressive approach to the market as a whole. They have a quality product in focus:360° which, with its end to end functionality, is well placed to help advisers meet the technology requirements that come from the RDR. I am very much looking forward to contributing to the continuing success of Focus."
Richard Stevenson, CEO of Focus Solutions, added: "We are delighted to welcome Martin to the Focus team. He brings with him a wealth of experience across different sectors of the financial services market as well as the unique combination of blue sky thinking and practical hands on experience. We believe he will be a key asset in delivering Focus' offerings across our entire consultancy operation."