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Syniti’s CEO TO CEO Podcast to feature in-depth, conversational interviews with leading CEOs

BOSTON, MA, U.S.A., 18-Sep-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Syniti, a leader in enterprise data management, announced today the launch of a global weekly podcast series, the “CEO TO CEO Podcast.” This new podcast focuses on delivering exclusive insights for complex, C-suite challenges, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (MA&D). The series will feature interviews with some of the world’s top CEOs and thought leaders, many of whom led history-making transactions.

The podcast will launch Wednesday, September 23, 2020, featuring in-depth, conversational interviews with leaders like:

  • Joe Tucci, former Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation, now Dell EMC, and Chairman and Co-Founder of Bridge Growth Partners
  • Paula Tolliver, former Corporate Vice President and CIO and CDO of Intel Corporation and former Corporate Vice President of Business Services and CIO at the Dow Chemical Company, and
  • Josh Moffitt, Founder and President of Silverton Mortgage

“History has proven that during times of rapid changes and unknowns, such as the 2008 financial crisis, organizations look to MA&D to both protect and grow their business,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti and host of the podcast series. “We are pleased to launch this new podcast series to help companies face these challenges with an insider’s perspective, and help business become more resilient through M&A&D.”

According to EY’s Global Capital Confidence Barometer, in today’s economic environment, more than half of executives globally are opting to transform through transactions and plan an acquisition this year. McKinsey & Company also reported that companies that regularly and systematically pursue moderately sized M&A deliver better shareholder returns than companies that don’t.

“The complexities of MA&D are daunting every time,” said Chris Knerr, Syniti Chief Data Officer. “Data is increasingly essential to delivering successful transactions. We are bringing together leaders who have successfully led global transformations to dive deeper into the power of data to accelerate time-to-value and greatly reduce execution risk. With more than 24 years of business expertise in data and end-to-end conversion technology, we’ve seen firsthand how data can increase transparency, drive business value capture, and support integration strategies that speed and smooth business transactions of all sizes.”

According to Edison Research, podcasts reach over 100 million Americans each month. “Podcasts are available where the listener is, whether at home, commuting, in-between business meetings, after dinner or with early morning coffee,” said Rex Ahlstrom, Syniti Chief Strategy & Technology Officer. “By leveraging this medium, we can further help business leaders access critical insights from top M&A&D practitioners wherever they are – at home, in the office, or on-the-go.”

To learn more or to listen to Syniti’s CEO TO CEO Podcast please click the following links to subscribe – Apple PodcastSpotify and iHeartRadio.

To learn how Syniti’s expertise and end-to-end solutions master the complexities of M&A&D, please visit https://www.syniti.com/mergersandacquisitions.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Yann Magnan, former EMEA head at Duff & Phelps, joins 73 Strings, Financial Advisory powered by AI

AMSTERDAM, 9-Jun-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Yann Magnan, who was earlier EMEA head of Duff & Phelps has joined 73 Strings as Co-founder and CEO. The firm which was mostly focused on developing products so far, will now deploy itself towards a complete solutions offering, including delivery of traditional financial advisory services with enhanced analytics powered by AI algorithms already embedded in the existing product suites.

Abhishek Pandey – Co-founder and Deputy CEO of 73 Strings said – “Yann is a former colleague and an established global leader. In his previous role, he was managing 27 offices and over 800 employees across service lines including Valuation, Disputes, Corporate Finance, Restructuring, Tax & Compliance. He has a strong vision of building a financial advisory business fused with the latest technology. His leadership allows us to bring more comprehensive solutions for our clients. The entire team at 73 Strings is looking forward to working under Yann’s leadership and providing a more comprehensive offerings to its clients leveraging Yann’s experience.”

Yann Magnan – “I am delighted to become part of this great project and the highly capable, unique, and ambitious team that have developed it until now. I think 73 Strings has everything that it needs to be an important building block of the vision I have been working on. With the pace at which AI is evolving, there is a clear opportunity to create a firm which can use this powerful tool and create an offering for our clients which can significantly improve financial analysis and inputs for investment and monitoring decision-making processes. I have a firm belief that technology can play a significant role in assisting advisory teams with execution of mundane work so they have more time to focus on what really matters and what they are best at, i.e. forming opinions and making decisions, ultimately delivering higher value for clients in the financial advisory industry.”

About 73 Strings
73 Strings has been set up to fuse the best in technology with a deep understanding of critical insights to make capital more efficient.

We understand and can manage complex financial and non-financial data. Our mission is to synthesize diverse data with expertise in financial advisory – to deliver clear thinking and aid sensible decision making. Many firms try to ‘bolt-on’ technology offerings. We want both advisory skills and the integration of technology to be at the core of our DNA – both for what we deliver to clients and how the firm is managed.

This allows us to be flexible, keep ahead of the market and continually embrace change – allowing for maximum future growth and investment, by making capital more efficient.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Axiom Prepaid Holding’s CEO Steven Foster will grace the cover of Total Prestige Magazine’s January 2020 issue

Axiom Prepaid Holding’s CEO Steven Foster will grace the cover of Total Prestige Magazine’s January 2020 issue

LONDON, 31-Dec-2019 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — It seems only fitting that in a year filled with new product launches, new office openings and expansion across three continents, that Axiom Prepaid Holding’s CEO would grace the cover of Total Prestige Magazine’s January 2020 issue. After all, Steven Foster, a 40-something entrepreneur and banking industry veteran, has been at the helm of a company that has exceeded its growth expectations and then some, arguably vaulting the company to a leadership position in the prepaid card and app solutions arena. And Total Prestige profiles exceptional members of the business club of the same name, which is comprised of some of the world’s best-known business leaders as well as heads of start-ups and emerging businesses.

In 2017, Foster and his business partner, Steven P. Urry, set out to disrupt the banking industry with the launch of Axiom, which uses advanced digital tools to power prepaid Visa® and Mastercard® products, programs and services for consumers and businesses. They had one ambitious mission in mind: Simplify banking for all people – globally.

“We’d been firsthand witnesses from inside the banking industry to the significant shift in the availability of financial products. But it was notable to us that it was not carrying over to the prepaid space. No matter what country we visited, there was a gap in access to products engineered for the unbanked and global traveler. We decided to go all-in on launching a business that would turn the prepaid model upside down and give all consumers and businesses easy-to-use, digitally driven products and services,” said Foster.

That goal appears to have resonated broadly as this year alone, their enterprise:

• Expanded into Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, and Greece in Europe and grew the business in the Americas
• Entered the Asia-Pacific region
• Introduced brand- and revenue-building White Label Programs
• Rolled out hundreds of thousands of new prepaid cards, a plethora of new white label programs, including one that caters to the unique needs of millennials and Gen-Z
• Opened new offices in Romania
• Continued to invest in high-tech digital products to ensure the highest levels of intuitive, secure, compliant backend systems

As noted in the Total Prestige article, those accomplishments do not come without hard work and sacrifice. This year alone, Foster flew 725K miles for business and manages a workday that typically goes from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“You can’t be an effective company leader if you aren’t in touch with your customers and employee teams. I meet them where they are to be sure I understand how their geography and culture may affect banking needs in each market. I try to give 150 percent every day so I can go to sleep knowing I did everything I promised and more for Axiom’s clients, my business partners and employees,” he said. “I have to spend a lot of time away from my wife and son so I want to be certain that the time I spend on-the-job truly counts.”

“I’m very honored to be chosen for this feature article but I am just one part of the much bigger Axiom story. There would be no article if the company was not accomplishing what it set out to do. That has only been possible through the collective efforts of the entire Axiom team and my partner and friend, Steve Urry – and we are just getting started,” said Foster.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Vivier Chief Executive, Luigi Wewege Announces New Book: The Digital Banking Revolution

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND and COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA and MADRID, SPAIN, 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Network/ — Luigi Wewege’s latest book, The Digital Banking Revolution, shares his inside perspective on how financial technology companies are rapidly transforming the traditional retail banking industry through disruptive innovation.

In The Digital Banking Revolution, Wewege provides a look at how over the past decade financial service innovations have contributed to a completely new way in which customers are able to bank, threatening the status quo of traditional retail banks, and redefining a banking model which has been in place for generations.

Luigi’s book presents the ways these new technological advancements have facilitated the rapid emergence of digital banking firms and FinTech companies, leading to established banks being forced to swiftly increase their pace of digital adoption to stay relevant, and stop mass client attrition to these agile financial start-ups.

“These threats come at an inopportune time for banks due to mature markets currently experiencing stagnant growth. This coupled with decreasing profit margins due to the competitive pricing of new entrants, and financial customer loyalty becoming ever increasingly more tenuous,” said Wewege.

Supported by numerous illustrations, the book spans a diverse range of topics from big data analytics and mobile payments to the evolving behaviors of financial consumers. The Digital Banking Revolution concludes with Luigi providing his predictions in the book’s final chapter, which is titled The Future of Banking. In this chapter, he outlines how he believes financial services are likely to evolve, and be conducted going forward.

The book is currently available for purchase online at Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback versions, as well as being offered via a number of other major online booksellers. To learn more about the author – Luigi Wewege and his new book, The Digital Banking Revolution, please visit: www.digitalbankingrevolution.com.

ABOUT LUIGI WEWEGE
Luigi is the President and CEO of Vivier Group, a multinational financial group of companies, providing its services worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. Outside of Vivier he serves as the Non-executive Chairman of Nikau Global an international trade and development firm, as Partner/Director of Palmetto Global Ventures a bespoke financial management consultancy firm, and is an invited member of Boston, Massachusetts based non-profit the Young Entrepreneur Council. For more information, about Luigi please visit: http://www.luigiwewege.com or alternatively reach him via Twitter @luigiwewege.

 

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ABO Capital CEO Zandre Campos named one of the Top 25 Business Influencers by African Leadership Magazine

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PORTUGAL, 28-Sep-2016 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — ABO Capital, a leading international investment firm headquartered in Angola, announced today that its CEO Zandre Campos was named one of the Top 25 Business Influencers and recipient of the Distinguished Business Excellence Award by African Leadership Magazine.

The honor which is in recognition of Mr. Campo’s outstanding posturing as one of Africa’s top business influencers was celebrated at last night’s 7th annual Business Leadership Awards Gala held during the International Forum of African Leadership at St. Regis Hotel, New York, USA.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by an organization who shares a similar mission of promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and development throughout Africa,” said Zandre Campos. “We are committed to bringing excellence to Africa through diversification and economic development.”

The African Leadership magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today. In addition to being honored at the awards gala, Mr. Campos and the work he is doing in Africa will be featured in a special October 2016 edition of the African Leadership Magazine.

About ABO Capital
ABO Capital, formerly Angola Capital Investments, is an international investment firm that invests in companies in the healthcare, technology, energy, transportation, hospitality and real estate sectors throughout Africa. The mission of ABO Capital is to create global value for developing countries in Africa, while contributing to their economic development.

About Zandre Campos
Zandre de Campos Finda is one of the great, innovative business leaders and global entrepreneurs emerging out of Africa. Currently, he is chairman and CEO of ABO Capital, an international investment firm headquartered in Angola with holdings throughout Africa and Europe. Prior to founding ABO Capital, Mr. Campos was CEO of Nazaki Oil & Gaz S.A. He has held the positions of CEO of the mobile phone company Movicel Telecommunications and an executive in the office of the president of SONAIR, S.A., a subsidiary of Sonangol, Angola’s state-owned oil company that oversees oil and gas production. He began his career as a legal advisor with Sonangol Holdings.

SOURCE: EuropaWire