Will Bailey has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer at global FinTech firm InvestCloud, with a focus on product expansion.
The newly-created role will see Bailey head up development on emerging product initiatives. This includes leading a strategic product team to apply the latest technology - from augmented intelligence to machine learning - across functions such as financial planning, client relationship management, and financial literacy. Bailey will also take on the role of a client advisor, providing strategic support to InvestCloud clients.
Bailey, a member of the InvestCloud team since the company’s founding in 2010, will relocate from the London office to San Francisco, where his knowledge of the Bay Area and technology expertise will provide important perspective for the role. Previously, Bailey led InvestCloud’s EMEA expansion as EVP of Europe and Innovation.
Bailey said: “InvestCloud’s recent growth is testament to the demand for better digital solutions in the global investment industry. We are already achieving rapid growth in 2019, but to ensure this continues long into the future, it will be essential to continually innovate the capabilities of our digital platform. As InvestCloud’s Chief Strategy Officer, that is what I aim to do - create new and transformative products that will change the way investment managers work and evolve how the industry as a whole engages with clients.”
John Wise, Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of InvestCloud said: “There is a clear need for the global investment management sector to not just modernize its business through digital transformation, but to future-proof it against increasing competition and market forces. Will is the clear choice to lead InvestCloud’s strategy and focus on emerging products. He will help continue to design innovative approaches to digital in the sector. An integral part of the InvestCloud team from the beginning, Will’s learnings from his role in the EMEA region and global market expertise will be crucial as we aim to be the partner of choice for the global investment industry.”
Bailey will work alongside other executive team members globally to shape the InvestCloud business, product strategy and support the firm’s growth.