Fenergo, the leading provider of Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions for financial institutions spanning asset management, investment, corporate and private banks, has today announced the hiring of Conor Coughlan as its Global Head of Marketing, and its appointment of Greg Watson as Global Head of Sales.
Conor Coughlan is an award-winning B2B financial services marketer, ranked in the top 10 of RegTech social influencers and is an established and recognized thought leader. Conor has over 19 years of experience working in the Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) sector, in addition to the technology, engineering and media industries. During his career he has held senior management roles in marketing, business development, strategy and product management. Most recently, Conor led the award-winning marketing function for Thomson Reuter’s risk division, and spear-headed its MiFIDII, KYC/3rd Party Risk, RegTech and Artificial Intelligence (AI) marketing campaigns.
Greg Watson, who had previously held the role of Fenergo’s Head of Partnerships, has been appointed to Global Head of Sales. Greg joined Fenergo in 2017 to provide strategic assistance to Fenergo’s global sales organization. Prior to joining Fenergo, Greg worked for HSBC, most recently as a Managing Director & Global Head of the Client Management Group for the Global Banking & Markets division. In that role, Greg was responsible for building out a client-facing organization to manage client onboarding and due diligence, spanning the entire product set across 30+ countries. Greg held various other senior positions within HSBC, including Global Head of Client Onboarding and COO for COBAM. Previously, Greg worked in Business/Product Management for UBS Investment Bank and in various IT and transformation roles for Centrica, Reuters, as well as a management consultancy.
Both Greg and Conor will report directly to Fenergo’s CEO, Marc Murphy, and will also be part of Fenergo’s executive leadership team.
Commenting on Conor’s hiring, Marc Murphy stated, “Fenergo is recognised as being a highly innovative FinTech firm, and, as with our solutions, we are committed to ensuring our sales and marketing teams are best in class. Conor has been brought onboard to pioneer Fenergo’s digital marketing transformation and to deepen our penetration within the financial services sector. In his new role, Greg will be able to leverage not only his deep knowledge of our core business but also his deep understanding of the client’s perspective. These appointments underscore our commitment to our clients, ensuring that we will we engage them in a manner that directly supports their requirements. In turn, Greg and Conor will be instrumental in accelerating and building upon our double-digit growth and generating the best return for our business. We welcome Conor to Fenergo and congratulate Greg on his promotion. I look forward to their contributions to our continued expansion.”
Conor added, “I am delighted to be joining Fenergo and leading a team of such talented, committed and passionate marketing, communications and business development professionals. It is our aim to ensure we continue to tailor our marketing to align with the buying journeys of our customers, their individual personas and their informational needs. Fenergo has established itself as a market leader and I look forward to helping the company build on its success and bring it to the next level.”
Greg Watson stated, “‘I am incredibly enthused to have assumed the Global Sales Head role. Fenergo is uniquely positioned to solve a number of significant headwinds financial institutions are facing, in particular, the challenges of compliance against a backdrop of ever increasing client experience expectations. I look forward to working with Marc, the leadership team, and a very talented sales organisation to realise the full potential of the firm over the coming years.”