Meridien Research announced the appointment of David Potterton as research director of the Wholesale e*Financial Services and the e*Payments research and advisory services. An established industry leader in the realm of electronic banking, Mr. Potterton will add new dimensions to the strategic and topic focus of the two practices, direct the research teams, and manage related client consulting. ‘In defining and forecasting how businesses will manage their global financial affairs and how financial institutions will support these efforts, David Potterton has a unique breadth of knowledge. For almost two decades, he has taken a leadership position in materializing those strategic business solutions that create true competitive advantages in financial services,’ said Deborah Williams, co-founder and research director for risk management at Meridien Research. ‘His career history in bringing blue-sky technology into practical and profitable implementations will give our clients the perspectives they need to make their best decisions about investments in the wholesale e*financial and e*payments arenas.’ Most recently, Mr. Potterton served at BankBoston as director of global electronic payments and information reporting.
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