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Razor appoints Franklin Robinson unit president, Americas

04 February 2010  |  2410 views  |  0 Source: Razor Risk Technologies

Razor Risk Technologies Limited [ASX: RZR], a leading Sydney-based provider of risk management technology and consulting solutions to financial institutions worldwide, today announced that Franklin Robinson has been appointed Unit President Americas of Razor Risk Technologies.

Franklin will report directly to Andrew Wood, the company's Group Chief Executive Officer, and will lead the organisation's continued growth in the Americas.

In this role, Franklin will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Razor Risk Technologies' Americas business from the company's New York office. With over 20 years of experience in financial markets, including financial risk management, bank balance sheet management and trading, Franklin will draw on his deep industry knowledge to provide clients and prospects with strategic advice regarding the latest developments in risk management.

Franklin originally joined Razor Risk Technologies as Senior Risk Consultant Americas.

In addition to Franklin Robinson's appointment, Razor Risk Technologies also announces the appointment of John Goodacre, who joins from Westpac, as Program Director. Based in the company's head office in Sydney, John will report to Chief Operating Officer, Firoozeh Walker. His responsibilities will include the oversight of implementation and consulting projects to ensure operational excellence in consistent service delivery.

Group Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Wood, said these appointments will build on other executive hires made in October last year.

"The appointments of Franklin and John signify Razor Risk Technologies' commitment to further grow our business by continuing to provide our clients with outstanding service and counsel that impacts their bottom lines. These appointments strengthen the company's global model, which is focused on using experienced risk practitioners to actively work with clients and prospects to ensure successful outcomes to the business challenges they are confronted with.

"Franklin's new role recognises his strong client focus, deep risk management expertise and ability to execute business strategy in support of the company's continued growth in the Americas. His extensive industry knowledge and experience has been invaluable in helping us to develop solutions that meet evolving client needs in this complex business environment.

"I am also excited to welcome John Goodacre to our team. His broad experience and proven track record in financial risk management will assist us in delivering the best possible client service and contribute to Razor Risk Technologies' growing success."

Franklin Robinson recently participated in the opening roundtable on 'Real Time Risk' at the Real Time Risk Workshop in New York at the end of January. He was also a keynote speaker, presenting on 'Fundamentals of Risk Management', at the American Securitsation Forum, held in Washington recently. Before joining Razor Risk Technologies, Franklin headed up the Risk Due Diligence division of the Hedge Fund Management Group for Barclays Global Investors. He was also Vice President, Market Risk Management at JPMorgan Chase and has held senior roles at HSBC and Eastbridge Capital Inc.

John Goodacre has 28 years' experience in the IT industry, spending the past 12 years focusing on financial risk management systems. This has included senior business analysis, project manager and development manager roles on credit and market risk systems at Commonwealth Bank, St George and Westpac.

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