Focus appoints Andrew O'Keeffe as lead consultant

Source: Focus Solutions

Focus Solutions, the leading provider of multi-channel distribution software to the global financial services industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew O'Keeffe to the role of Lead Consultant for focus:progress.

focus:progress sits within the focus:360° product set and provides a holistic view of training and competency, testing and learning and development capabilities.

Andrew joins Focus Solutions from Intellego PDP Limited where he was a Director and Head of the Financial Services vertical with responsibility for developing and implementing their RDR eLearning proposition, consultancy and managing key accounts. Prior to taking up this position, Andrew held senior roles in sales and training at the Guardian Royal Exchange Group and Guardian Financial Services. He is a well respected figure in the sector and brings to Focus Solutions over 30 years of practical experience, with a specific and extensive knowledge of Training & Competence, employee development and CPD.

Within his new position at Focus Solutions, Andrew will be a key contributor to the ongoing development of focus:progress, servicing existing clients and driving new sales. He will be involved in capturing client requirements for product implementation and providing advice and support to Focus Solutions' clients as they undergo changes required for the RDR and beyond.

On his appointment at Focus Solutions, Andrew commented: "Focus has a high quality product in focus:progress and I'm looking forward to being part of its ongoing success and to working with Focus' clients on some of their current challenges."

Alison Young, Operations Director of Focus Solutions, added: "With the RDR deadline fast approaching this is a challenging time for the industry and we pleased to expand our consultancy team to further support firms with these changes. We are delighted to welcome Andrew to Focus, he brings with him a wealth of experience with particular expertise in FSA regulation and Training & Competency and he will be another key asset within our consultancy team."

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