Finantix, a multinational FinTech firm specialising in digitalization of Omni-Channel advisory, sales and services processes for private banks, insurance and wealth management service provider has revealed two major changes made to its board of director roles. As per statement released by the firm, it has promoted its Chief Commercial Officer – Mrs. Christine Mar Ciriani to role of its Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Meanwhile, Mr. Ralf Emmerich Co-Founder and former CEO of Finantix has taken on the role of Executive Chairman and will be in-charge of overseeing the firm’s product strategy and board activities. Christine was originally a member of Motive Partners Company – an investment firm which exclusively deals only with financial technology providers. Shortly after Mrs. Ciriani took on her new role, the firm acquired a majority stake in Finantix resulting in her appointment as Non-Executive Director in board of Finantix representing Motive Partners.
Christine was promoted to role of Chief Commercial Officer in September of 2019 post which she became responsible for leading the firm’s marketing team, defining its sales strategy and ensuring flawless executive of her strategies. She also holds the role of industry partner in Motive Partners and serves as a member of board of directors at Barclays Bank SA alongside her current responsibilities at Finantix. Mrs. Ciriani is a veteran with two decades of experience in financial services industry and is renowned for her talents and proven experience in creating and building new businesses across European and Asian markets. She began her career as an intern at JP Morgan’s investment bank unit while still pursuing her bachelor’s in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College. She continued to serve at the bank for four years after graduating from Calremont during which time she played a critical role in defining and implementing global operating models at JP Morgan’s Private Bank.
Later in her career, she served as Partner and head of Wealth Management unit at a boutique financial markets consulting firm and helped the firm expand its global footprint by establishing new offices in Amsterdam and Geneva. She left the firm shortly after it was acquired by Detica – now a part of BAE Systems. After that, she served as Senior Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Capco – Switzerland helping the firm establish and expand its global wealth and investment management business across ten locations while opening four offices which handled onshore & offshore delivery centres and fortifying related partnership agreements and key accounts at same time.
Speaking about her promotion, Christine said “I am delighted to take up this leadership position at Finantix. With an award-winning product offering, our innovative client-first culture and very strong R&D, sales, and delivery teams, we are well positioned to capitalise on the investments made since Motive Partners acquired an interest in the company. My new role as CEO will see me continue to work with our talented team to drive the next phase of our growth, and to ensure that both our integrated and point solutions are rapidly adopted in the market to deliver the data-enabled, digitally-connected, and content-rich services today’s clients demand”.
Commenting on Mrs. Ciriani’s appointment as his successor , Ralf Emmerich –Executive Chairman said “When we founded Finantix, we set out to build a firm that would continually innovate leading-edge, robust and enterprise-grade technology products for the financial services industry. Under Christine’s leadership and working with our management team, we have successfully accelerated the process of expanding our extensive portfolio of innovative products, we have grown the Finantix global footprint, and we have added and will continue to add capabilities that will maintain our position as the leading global provider of trusted technology to the wealth management, insurance and
banking industries. Now is the ideal time for me to hand over the reins to Christine so she can continue to build on the strong foundations we have created. This will in turn allow me to focus even more on the overall product strategy as part of our ambitious organic and inorganic growth plan. I wish Christine every success and am delighted to continue to work alongside her as we write the next chapter in the Finantix success story”.
Speaking on same note, Andy Stewart – Industry Partner & Board Member at Motive Partners added “Motive Partners originally took the strategic step to invest in Finantix as it saw a firm with a robust and highly innovative product portfolio, a strong client base and an established global presence that, with the right support, had significant, ongoing future growth prospects. Since then Finantix has achieved a great deal, and Christine’s promotion and Ralf’s new role will ensure that the firm continues to capitalise on its award-winning and powerful enterprise-grade architecture to enable intelligent client engagement, in-context collaboration and digital personalised advice across multiple channels and geographies that are especially relevant given current market conditions”.