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Deutsche Bank's Neil Smith joins Napier as COO and CFO

Source: Napier

Intelligent compliance specialist Napier today announces the addition of Neil Smith to its executive team as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Neil has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, most recently as Deutsche Bank’s technology COO. Neil began in the bank's risk division where he focused on transforming the way the company used technology to become more efficient.

He has held a string of influential roles, including Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the bank’s infrastructure division and Global Head of Real Estate and Purchasing.

His arrival as both COO and CFO is a real coup for Napier as it continues an exciting period of growth. Napier rebranded from Fortytwo Data in January and opened a new office in Kiev, Ukraine, last year.

Neil’s appointment follows the addition in February of Mike Melia as a board adviser and Dave Burns as Chief Revenue Officer in April. Mike, formerly of GlaxoSmithKline, brings 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to the role. Dave adds more than 20 years’ global experience in sales, consulting and project implementation to the Napier operation.

All the 2019 new arrivals are already enhancing the strategic insights valued by Napier’s customers.

Neil’s involvement with Napier dates back to September 2017 when he joined the company as a non-executive director.

Neil Smith, COO and CFO at Napier, comments: “Now is a very exciting time to be joining Napier, a company that is blazing a trail with its technological advances and an ambition to push the envelope at the leading edge of the compliance sector.

“The team is continuing to expand and we look forward to bringing upgraded products to our growing client base as we maintain Napier’s position at the forefront of intelligent compliance.”

Julian Dixon, CEO at Napier, comments: “Finding anybody with Neil’s experience and knowledge in this sector is next to impossible, so he is an outstanding addition to the Napier team.

“Our company is growing but it is far more important that we are adding the right people, and Neil’s expertise and experience at the sharp end of risk and compliance in the financial sector make him the perfect person to help oversee our continuing development.”

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