FactSet has appointed Franck Gossieaux as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Sales and Client Solutions, to oversee all global sales and client activities for the global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services.
Having joined FactSet in 2004 as part of its acquisition of JCF Group, Gossieaux has since held multiple senior leadership roles at the Company in both Europe and North America, including leading the EMEA and Americas sales teams. He will assume his new position reporting to FactSet CEO Phil Snow on June 1, 2019.
Phil Snow, Chief Executive Officer at FactSet, commented:
“FactSet is built on strong and lasting relationships, and Franck has already made a solid impact on many of our 5,000+ clients around the world. Franck’s record of driving global growth, along with his passion, creativity, and vision, make him well-suited for this role and a strong addition to our executive team.”
Franck Gossieaux, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Sales and Client Solutions, said:
“FactSet has taken great strides in both optimizing our assets and developing new tools and technologies that help clients navigate a fast-changing industry. I am excited by this opportunity to work with our talented global team to continue expanding our footprint and grow our addressable market.”
With more than 25 years of international sales and financial services experience, including roles at JCF Group, where he served as Global Director of Sales, and Tradition, a leading interdealer brokerage firm, Gossieaux holds a Bachelor of Science in economics at the University Panthéon-Assas (Sorbonne-Assas) in Paris.
In August 2018, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management chose FactSet as its primary market data provider in a multi-year enterprise level agreement that includes FactSet’s data feeds, which will be integrated into Merrill Lynch’s internal applications and client facing portals.
Also in 2018, FactSet partnered with CG Blockchain, a developer of blockchain technology for the investment industry, to allow FactSet clients to have access to a suite of blockchain apps built upon a robust compliance framework. In turn, CG Blockchain’s current and future clients will also use FactSet’s industry-leading Portware execution and order management capabilities, delivered as FactSet OEMS, for trade execution, analysis, order generation, and compliance efforts.