Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) announced the appointment of Bob Santangelo to President of International Sales, based out of Broadridge’s London office.
In his new role, Bob will focus on international growth opportunities in EMEA and APAC. Global expansion is a key priority for Broadridge based on substantial demand from global clients as well as regional market participants.
Santangelo’s experience spans all aspects of capital markets, wealth management and investment management technology, operations and communications. He was previously responsible for Broadridge’s global Bank Broker-Dealer distribution channel, including global sales management, business development and strategic client initiatives. Santangelo joined Broadridge in 1992, when it was a division of ADP, and has served in various roles of increasing responsibility within the Global Sales and Marketing organization.
“Bob has a proven track record of delivering for clients and has been a great team leader in identifying and developing our international sales associates,” said Chris Perry, President of Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions at Broadridge. “The EMEA and APAC markets represent exciting opportunities for Broadridge and Bob’s mandate in his new role is to focus on client opportunities in these regions and help clients be more efficient today and ready for the future.”
“With our world class offerings, true global capabilities and unique expertise, I am looking forward to helping clients reduce costs, drive efficiencies and grow their business as they get ready for new challenges and opportunities,” said Santangelo. “I am focused on creating scale for our clients as Broadridge continues to innovate with technology solutions around blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud and enhanced data and analytics.”
Broadridge has seen strong growth in EMEA and APAC, especially from global banks and brokers and increasingly from regional players, as well as asset management firms. It has made significant investments in these regions and sees international business as a key driver of growth. Key hires have been added in Singapore, Japan and EMEA and the company has grown organically and through acquisitions outside of the U.S. Most recently, acquisitions included core capabilities in: securities financing and collateral management, regulatory trade and transaction reporting and operational control solutions and fund data and analytics. Broadridge helps clients get ahead of today’s challenges and capitalize on what’s coming next.