Broadridge Financial Solutions has appointed two new executives to expand and grow its business in line with industry demand. The company has hired Simon Bennett as managing director, sales, for Broadridge City Networks (BCN), and Robert Binney as a senior business development director to expand its European team and take advantage of new global market opportunities.
Bennett will focus on growing the business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), bringing the BCN product suite, which includes reconciliation and operational risk management solutions, to buy- and sell-side clients. Binney will work in a business advisory capacity to increase the Broadridge footprint across its international solution and service range.
Bennett has over 20 years of financial services experience, having held numerous senior roles with global software vendors in Europe, the US and Asia. He brings a wealth of operational knowledge from the sell-side and buy-side, with previous roles including commercial director at Linedata Services; deputy sales director at GL Trade; and general manager with Alltel. He is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, holds an MBA from Kingston Business School and a Degree in Financial Services from The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).
Binney has deep industry experience and offers a strong track record in leadership and business development in global financial services markets following previous roles at leading banking institutions. Past positions include director, strategic accounts at FIS; vice chairman at Fortent; and managing director at Citigroup, as well as various senior roles at Chase Manhattan Bank. Binney holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and achieved his MA in Engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge.
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