Dave Burns, Napier.
Jane Imrie

This week's London appointments

Dave Burns, Napier

Intelligent compliance specialist Napier has appointed Dave Burns as chief revenue officer.

With over 20 years of experience in technology and financial services industries specialising in sales, consulting and project implementation, Dave has held senior positions at firms such as ServiceSource, SAP and JP Morgan.

Dave joins Napier during a period of ongoing expansion following the company’s rebrand from FortytwoData in January.

Napier CEO Julian Dixon commented: “To be able to find a CRO of Dave’s experience and ability is a real boon for Napier and he is a fantastic addition to our team.

“So far, 2019 has been a hugely exciting year for our business as we continue to improve our product, expand our team and add to our considerable expertise. Dave’s skills, in particular his strategic vision, will bolster our push to define the cutting edge of compliance.”

Luke Burdess, Ingenious

Alternative investment management firm Ingenious has appointed Luke Burdess as business development director.

Luke joins the company from Daiwa SB Investments where he was business development manager in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Beginning his career in a corporate finance role at Beeson Gregory, Luke has also held senior positions at Newscape Capital Group and FRM.

The announcement follows the board appointments of Jamie Lowe as managing director of institutional distribution and Will Harrison as managing director of media in the last 12 months.

Neil Forster, CEO at Ingenious, commented: “We are delighted that Luke, Jamie and Will have joined Ingenious to lead and develop our institutional business. They are highly successful executives who bring a wealth of experience and relationships to the Ingenious team.

Jon Bradshaw, Elliptic

Cryptocurrency compliance provider Elliptic has appointed Jon Bradshaw as vice president of engineering.

Formerly a member of the government’s technical advisory board, Jon has 20 years of experience building technology companies.

Joining from SmartPipe where he held the position of chief technology officer, Jon previously held senior roles at firms MediaSense and Mediaocean.

James Smith, co-founder and CEO of Elliptic, commented: “This is an exciting time at Elliptic, with the firm growing rapidly and expanding across the globe, while we strengthen our position as leaders in providing cryptocurrency risk insight.

“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Jon to the team; his extensive experience of leading fast-growing teams building data-focused products will be of immense value to us as we enable the cryptocurrency industry to provide safer, more trusted services around the world.”

Antonio Acuña MBE, Parity

Data and technology focused professional services firm Parity has appointed Antonio Acuña as head of consulting.

With over 15 years of experience in the public sector, focusing on large digital transformation and lean process projects, Antonio joins from DEFRA where he worked on the company’s data strategy and data management framework.

Prior to DEFRA, Antonio headed up digital transformation at data.gov.uk and in his early career led several marketing companies and startups, as well as lecturing for over 20 year in various universities in the UK and abroad.

Matthew Bayfield, chief executive of Parity, said: “I am absolutely delighted therefore that we have been able to attract someone of Antonio’s calibre to join us.

“Antonio’s record and reputation in our industry is first class, his arrival will add huge impetus to our consultancy offer. Our clients will benefit from Antonio’s extensive experience in data management and digital transformation projects.”

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