Gresham, the leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity software, has appointed Jim Hannibal as Sales Director for Europe.
Hannibal will lead the firm’s ambitious expansion plans within Europe, extending Gresham’s flagship Clareti platform offering across the continent. He will be based in Gresham’s newly opened office in Luxembourg.
Hannibal brings over 30 years’ experience within the financial services technology industry, across both wholesale and retail sectors. Within this, he has a wealth of specific and relevant expertise in software and data management, helping financial institutions to respond to regulatory pressure, reduce operational risk and drive growth and innovation. Previous roles include International Business Development Manager at financial software firm Misys, Sales Director for Europe at SmartStream Technologies, and Head of European Sales at channel banking software specialist CR2.
The appointment comes off the back of continued strong financial results for Gresham. The firm has won six new contracts in the first half of 2016, with Clareti revenues ahead 46% compared to the same period in 2015. Financial firms in Europe are under particular pressure to review their approach to enterprise data integrity - both in compliance with regulations such as MiFID II, SMR and BCBS239, and to allow them to innovate safely to retain competitive edge.
Bill Blythe, global business development director, Gresham says, “Jim has a proven track record in Sales Management and New Business Development and he knows the market inside out. Clareti sales are flying this year - his experience and leadership will be an enormous asset to Gresham as we expand our customer base of banks, asset managers and corporates across Europe.”
Hannibal adds, “It’s a really exciting time to be joining the Gresham team. In a fast-paced, highly regulated landscape, organisations simply must have access to financial data they can trust. Trust, control and accountability are key. Gresham’s solution is leading the charge in terms of the granularity of data visibility and agility it provides and I’m very much looking forward to working with the global team to build on the extraordinary success the business has enjoyed over the last few years.”