17th January 2005 - Misys Wholesale Banking Systems (Misys) has appointed Malcolm Porter to lead Strategic Alliances at Misys Wholesale Banking Systems. Malcolm comes to Misys with a vast range of experience in managing strategic alliance relationships, for both software and IT consulting companies, with partners such as IBM, HP and Accenture. Reporting to Jerry Luckett, Director of Product & Strategy at Misys, Malcolm will take responsibility for driving overall business direction and managing the day-to-day relationships with the company's key strategic alliance partners.
"These partnerships are critical to the success of the Misys Wholesale Banking Systems goals," comments Jerry Luckett. "The symbiotic relationships we have with our strategic alliance partners mean that we are able to share each other's successes - we want our partners to be successful alongside us. I am confident that Malcolm's excellent experience in managing these partnerships will prove very valuable to Misys."
Malcolm Porter will be strengthening the relationships with current strategic alliance partners, such as SWIFT, IBM and Microsoft and will be extending the links to other similar world-class businesses. "I am delighted to be coming on board at Misys at this exciting time for the business. The company values its close strategic alliances highly, and I am looking forward to growing the business in this area."
As well as working with IBM and Accenture, Malcolm's experience also includes 12 years with Hewlett-Packard, based in the UK and the USA, where he held roles in Alliance Management, Services Sales, and Global Account Management. Malcolm holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in physics.