SmartStream Technologies has added Adam Phillips and Max Illis to its Nothern Eurpean sales force. Both will report to Pasquale Gizzi, Head of Pre-Sales for Northern Europe, and will focus on seling SmartStream’s market leading Transaction Lifecycle Managementm (TLM) solution across Northern Europe.
Phillips has over 15 years’ experience in financial services, having held managerial positions across the front,
offices with Morgan Stanley and ING Barings. For the past two years, Phillips has acted as a business and software consultant to the banking industry. “I’m delighted to join SmartStream at this exciting juncture in the company’s development,” he says. “I have watched SmartStream rapidly establish itself as a market leader in the reconciliation’s and exception management field and I firmly believe that its new TLM solution is perfectly aligned to dominate the STP market not only here in Europe but also in the rest of the world.”
Illis, who entered the securities industry 13 years ago, was until recently Head of Business Development and Settlement Services EMEA for FTI. Prior to that he held the position of Director Global Product Strategy at the same firm. “I believe that SmartStream has the solution set, experience and intellectual know how to really accelerate business automation across its customer base, providing the solutions to overcome the challenges posed by STP,” says Illis. “There’s great opportunity for the banking industry to leap frog ahead by using SmartStream’s TLM technology.”
Pasquale Gizzi added: “With TLM, we are now able to extend our back office expertise to the middle and front offices.
This gives us the ability to work with our clients across their businesses and bring together traditionally disparate silo based processing models in the pursuit of STP. Our goal is to provide solutions that will continue to make a fundamental difference to our clients and give them that all important ROI. Only by recruiting some of the best experts in the industry will we be able to stay ahead by providing our customers with the right, cost effective, technology that can solve their business problems.”