Managed technology solutions provider Milestone Group announced the appointment of Paul Roberts as Chief Executive Officer. Roberts will develop and deepen the company’s presence in key markets, while steering the global spread of the firm’s solutions for fund managers, life companies, pension funds and delegated/OCIO businesses in the same way as it has achieved a global presence for NAV automation, control and oversight.
Roberts: Supporting Exciting Smart-Sourcing
Roberts, who prior to this London-based appointment led the effective development of the EMEA business for the last eight years, said:
In many ways, this is a very natural progression for us when you consider the way the business has grown in recent years. Around 70 percent of our business is now in EMEA and North America, while a strong focus remains in Australia and APAC, so it made sense to align the leadership team accordingly to best serve clients and support future growth.
As part of my new role I will be overseeing the development of our core solutions, the global roll-out of our newer NAV and Multi-Asset solutions, and in particular supporting our exciting ‘smart-sourcing’ initiatives, which deliver more intelligent, blended operating models.
New Post for Milestone Founder
Meanwhile, Milestone Group co-founder and former CEO Geoff Hodge takes on the company’s newly created role of President of North America. Based in Boston, Hodge will provide strategic support to the business in the region, while retaining his role as Executive Chairman of the company.
Geoff Hodge said:
2018 is going to be a significant year for Milestone Group, and this change ensures we are correctly positioned to support that. We have had great success to date operating with a low profile supporting innovation in mission-critical functions for our clients and we are now layering on top of that a new level of relationships with organizations looking to achieve big things in new ways.
The move provides a more balanced global distribution of our executive and relationship management teams. We are also adding to our relationship management function enabling us to spend more quality time with existing clients to understand their needs and make sure they have the opportunity to understand innovations, product developments and operating model possibilities that may be valuable to them.