Rule Financial, the leading independent business and IT consultancy, announces the arrival today of DR Chris Potts as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Chris Potts joins Rule from his previous position as President and Chief Executive of 3i Infotech's Western Europe operation.
Rule Financial has experienced unprecedented rates of growth over the past three years, featuring in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 for two consecutive years and expanding globally into Europe and the USA. During this time revenue and staffing levels have increased substantially and three overseas offices have opened successfully in New York, Barcelona and Łódź.
Meanwhile, some aspects of the banking world have changed beyond recognition, bringing the relevance of Rule's expertise in Securities Finance, Risk and Liquidity Management into even sharper focus.
The appointment of Chris Potts is the culmination of a period of strategic planning and development which has included global expansion together with a move last month for Rule's London Headquarters from Moorgate to larger premises in Bunhill Row.
"This is a very exciting time to be joining a company as clever and quick on its feet as Rule." says Potts. "I've known several of the company's key people for nearly two decades and have been most impressed with others I've been meeting recently. I'm delighted to able to share my own brand of entrepreneurism and my market knowledge with a business entering a new, global maturity."
Chris Potts has a PhD from Cambridge University in geophysics and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He began his career in oil exploration and has also served with the Territorial Army and as a councillor at Westminster.
"Clearly" explains Marcus Rule, who founded the company over 12 years ago and remains Chairman, "Chris is extremely well-qualified to join us. He has extensive experience in the financial sector and in all aspects of our business: sales and marketing,
Board-level consulting in change management, on-shore and near-shore systems development and CEO-level respononsibility for building and running sizable enterprises. "
Among many posts he has held in a long and successful career, Chris Potts was previously a Director of Cap Gemini, a Partner at Cap Consulting and CEO of Misys Asset Management, from which he led a management buy-out to form Rhyme Systems.