Level Four, the leading provider of automated ATM software testing solutions, has appointed three new industry experts to its international team to support the company's continued worldwide growth.
In Level Four's most senior hire, Wendy Rusk joins the company as President of Level Four Americas. Level Four has also grown its Middle East/Asia Pacific and European teams with two new appointments into its sales division.
Level Four is expanding following its best ever financial performance in the year ending June 2010, in which it reported a 30 per cent growth in revenue. The company has secured its first project in France with one of the country's major banks, as well as new deals elsewhere in Europe and Asia. Level Four is witnessing increasing market demand for automated ATM testing solutions in order to improve operational efficiency and deliver innovative customer service.
Wendy Rusk will be spearheading the company's growth into the Americas, bringing more than 14 years' experience to her new role as President. Prior to joining Level Four, Wendy led the implementation of the cash automation division at Unisys Payment Systems. She has also held roles with DeLaRue, Pendum and Loomis Fargo.
Frank Kidd joins the UK team as Sales Executive, bringing more than twenty years of experience in self service for the banking sector. Kidd has previously worked for Wincor Nixdorf and NCR with major financial institutions including RBS, Tesco Bank and HBOS.
Based in Dubai, Ranura Abeysekera joins Level Four as a Regional Presale Consultant. He has a long track record in ATM network management having overseen electronic channels at Hatton National Bank Ltd, the largest private commercial bank in Sri Lanka, Nations Trust Bank PLC and Doha Bank.
Ian Kerr, CEO at Level Four, said: "Our continued investment in our products and people means that we are able to remain at the forefront of global ATM testing innovation. We are constantly capitalising on opportunities to expand into new markets, such as Australia which is currently migrating its ATMs to the EMV standard.
"As self service technologies proliferate into more industries, such as the retail and transport sectors, Level Four is also leveraging its expertise and existing technology into markets beyond banking. We anticipate that this will fuel further company growth as we move into new industries and new geographical markets."