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Mark Rodrigues joins TickSmith board

12 September 2017  |  1393 views  |  0 Source: TickSmith

TickSmith​ ​announces​ ​the​ ​appointment​ ​of​ ​new​ ​Board​ ​Member,​ ​Mark​ ​Rodrigues,​ ​who​ ​joined in​ ​August​ ​2017.​

​Mark​ ​Rodrigues​ ​is​ ​a​ ​fintech​ ​industry​ ​veteran​ ​who​ ​will​ ​be​ ​working​ ​with TickSmith​ ​to​ ​further​ ​develop​ ​their​ ​overall​ ​strategy,​ ​customer​ ​service,​ ​and​ ​global​ ​expansion. The​ ​addition​ ​of​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Board​ ​Member​ ​comes​ ​a​ ​month​ ​after​ ​TickSmith​ ​received​ ​a​ ​strategic investment​ ​from​ ​Illuminate​ ​Financial.​ ​The​ ​investment​ ​of​ ​$2​ ​million​ ​CAD​ ​is​ ​to​ ​help​ ​expand the​ ​sales​ ​and​ ​marketing​ ​departments.

“Our​ ​newest​ ​Board​ ​Member,​ ​Mark​ ​Rodrigues,​ ​embodies​ ​the​ ​mission​ ​of​ ​our​ ​company​ ​and brings​ ​immense​ ​talent,​ ​international​ ​expertise​ ​and​ ​remarkable​ ​energy​ ​to​ ​the​ ​table.​ ​We​ ​are very​ ​fortunate​ ​to​ ​have​ ​him​ ​by​ ​our​ ​side​ ​as​ ​we​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​broaden​ ​our​ ​prominence​ ​in​ ​the field,”​ ​Francis​ ​Wenzel,​ ​TickSmith​ ​CEO.

Rodrigues​ ​has​ ​30​ ​years​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​Financial​ ​Technology​ ​as​ ​an​ ​operator,​ ​investor​ ​and consultant.​ ​​ ​He​ ​was​ ​most​ ​recently​ ​Global​ ​Head​ ​of​ ​Strategic​ ​Accounts​ ​and​ ​Partnerships​ ​at Thomson​ ​Reuters.​ ​​ ​He​ ​also​ ​was​ ​a​ ​Senior​ ​Partner​ ​at​ ​Oliver​ ​Wyman​ ​where​ ​he​ ​founded​ ​the Strategic​ ​IT​ ​Practice.​ ​​ ​​ ​Prior​ ​to​ ​that​ ​he​ ​ran​ ​Global​ ​Financial​ ​Services​ ​at​ ​AMS​ ​(now​ ​CGI). Presently​ ​he​ ​works​ ​at​ ​Arma​ ​Partners​ ​as​ ​Senior​ ​Advisor,​ ​Board​ ​Member​ ​at​ ​ForwardLane and​ ​Mentor​ ​at​ ​TechStars.​ ​​ ​Rodrigues​ ​has​ ​a​ ​BA​ ​from​ ​Yale​ ​and​ ​an​ ​MBA​ ​from​ ​Harvard.

TickSmith​ ​firmly​ ​believes​ ​having​ ​Rodrigues​ ​on​ ​their​ ​Board​ ​will​ ​increasingly​ ​further​ ​their presence​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fintech​ ​field.​ ​TickSmith​ ​defines​ ​their​ ​platform​ ​as​ ​a​ ​“data​ ​lake​ ​for​ ​Capital Markets”​​ ​used​ ​for​ ​data​ ​centralization,​ ​distribution,​ ​market​ ​surveillance,​ ​strategy​ ​discovery,  and​ ​analytics.​​ ​​Since​ ​Rodrigues​ ​has​ ​not​ ​only​ ​worked​ ​but​ ​also​ ​spearheaded​ ​development​ ​in the​ ​financial​ ​institution​ ​field,​ ​his​ ​involvement​ ​in​ ​the​ ​team​ ​will​ ​be​ ​invaluable.

Mark​ ​Rodrigues​ ​commented​ ​saying,​ ​“I​ ​am​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​be​ ​joining​ ​TickSmith​ ​on​ ​their​ ​journey as​ ​they​ ​continually​ ​develop​ ​their​ ​TickVault​ ​platform​ ​and​ ​capitalize​ ​on​ ​growing​ ​opportunities in​ ​the​ ​Capital​ ​Markets​ ​industry.​ ​For​ ​such​ ​a​ ​young​ ​company,​ ​I​ ​was​ ​very​ ​impressed​ ​to​ ​see that​ ​they​ ​already​ ​have​ ​such​ ​a​ ​dynamic​ ​team,​ ​incredible​ ​technology​ ​and​ ​a​ ​great​ ​customer service​ ​track​ ​record.”​ ​He​ ​continued​ ​saying,​ ​“I​ ​am​ ​eager​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​them​ ​with​ ​their​ ​global expansion​ ​and​ ​with​ ​the​ ​recent​ ​Illuminate​ ​investment,​ ​I​ ​believe​ ​they​ ​will​ ​be​ ​booming.”

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