1. STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP
We take control to help you achieve a world class technology platform.
We excel in turnaround situations with aggressive timelines and challenging opportunities. This is achieved through strong thought leadership, together with structured strategy definition and execution.
A strong vision of business goals, linked to a cohesive technical strategy, is one of our key strengths in an uncertain and unclear environment.
Ian drove an International business expansion across Europe, Asia and the Americas, to improve control and command. This supported a direct revenue growth in excess of $1 billion.
The key business targets, for the International business platform, were to implement an effective resource capability, drive revenue growth forwards along with improved control and command. This platform covered core banking, multi-currency loans, regulatory reporting and payments.
End-to-end leadership included examining opportunities for value and growth, aligning technology to meet both short and long-term goals, as well as evolving a strong direction for the new International business platform.
Ian’s proven ability enables him to leverage technologies, deliver value and maximise business strategies that enable your organisation to achieve its goals.
2. VISIONARY EXPERTISE
As a leader of change and a driver of innovation, we enable your organisation to embrace leading edge technology in order to exceed customer expectations and accelerate business growth.
We achieve this with thorough analytical research of leading edge technology and market trends, supported by strong cross discipline knowledge and business exposure. We build strong teams with trusted relationships and a clear vision to develop service differentiation, supporting flexibility and agility for rapid business change.
Ian’s visionary leadership sought products and services that enhanced the organisation’s efficiency, innovation and productivity within a fast changing market place.
This was evident in the successful implementation of a new Structured Products pitch calculation that successfully reduced the run time for complex pricing calculations by 90%.
Ian’s visionary leadership encourages preparation for the unknown and repositioning of the business, enabling a strengthened market position to deliver accelerated market growth.
3. BUILDING HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS
With our decisive leadership, solid communication skills and driven approach, our proven commitment inspires individuals to embrace change and achieve business success.
Our effective decisions and strong man management skills encourage clear roles and responsibilities, giving rise to an effective team who exceed set goals and objectives.
Ian founded a first-class technology team to support accelerated business growth into new European markets.
An initial skills gap analysis brought high calibre talent into the organisation. The team was then developed with effective training, talent management and succession planning. Ian’s inspiration and encouragement developed a consistent and contented team of high achievers.
Ian’s highly effective, approachable and driven personality encouraged the team to be performance aware and goal centric. The energy of the new team coupled with Ian’s strength of management, resulted in a 100% revenue increase year-on-year.
Ian inspires, challenges and leads decisively by building a highly effective and efficient team, to drive value and deliver results.
4. OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
With extensive technical knowledge and exposure, we identify key technological capabilities to achieve sustained operational performance.
This is supported with efficient processes, controls and techniques to improve productivity and reduce overall enterprise costs.
Ian established a new European control and command framework to support a financial Risk Management application. This not only realised significant capital savings but also increased the speed of calculation by 50%.
His specialist skills to develop a robust approach realised waste elimination along with a lean and streamlined system for managing the organisation’s exposure to risk.
As a successful leader, Ian’s constant commitment to technological advancements ensures that he is not only aware, but also professionally skilled, to introduce the right solution for operational excellence.
5. PRODUCT LEADERSHIP EXPERTISE
We push performance boundaries leveraging state of the art technology and innovation. This is supported with our solid financial knowledge and effective expertise. Our strengths help you expand into new markets and geographies, cultivating new revenue streams.
Ian led a team that delivered best of breed services and pushed performance boundaries, enabling significant cost efficiencies of 30%.
The team achieved this by developing leading-edge technology and business processes to support the introduction of new financial products into the marketplace.
Ian and his team received the Thomson Keene award for ‘BEST TRADING TECHNOLOGY’ in 2008, beating 30 top financial institutions.