Axioma Inc., a leading global provider of risk analysis and portfolio rebalancing tools for the financial services industry, announced today that Olivier d’Assier, President of Axioma Asia, has been named to the additional post of Chief Marketing Officer.
The company also announced that Jonathan Underhill has joined Axioma as Vice President of Global Sales, and that Aaron Clarke joined as Senior Director, European Sales and Account Management.
Dr. Sebastián Ceria, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are proud of the strong relationships Axioma continues to build with its ever-growing circle of valued clients. As increasing global demand continues to spur our growth, the appointments we are announcing today underscore our commitment to strengthening all phases of our business to meet the high expectations and increasingly sophisticated needs of our clients worldwide.”
Olivier d’Assier – President of Axioma Asia and Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, d’Assier will be responsible for Axioma’s global marketing strategy, including brand positioning, championing the customer experience and product specification. He will continue to be based in Singapore.
“Olivier has demonstrated his strengths as a business leader, his creativity as a marketer and his in-depth understanding of the needs of the market place and of our customers,” said Ceria. “His experience, skill sets and leadership will help drive Axioma’s continued growth by strengthening the brand experience across all touch points.”
d’Assier joined Axioma in March 2006 to lead the company’s expansion in Asia, where he subsequently established offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He was previously President of Barra Japan and Executive Director of MSCI Barra for Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the strategic and commercial business development in that region, overseeing the operation of the firm's Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney offices.
Jonathan Underhill – Vice President of Global Sales
As Vice President of Global Sales, Jonathan Underhill will have responsibility for Axioma’s growing worldwide sales team. Underhill was previously General Manager - North America for Activiti, an enterprise workflow-management tool for investment-management firms. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer of the Portfolio Solutions Group at Thomson Financial, which included all enterprise software and professional services assets targeted to the buy side globally, including the PORTIA portfolio accounting system and the Oneva suite of trading and decision support tools. His international experience includes service in London as General Manager - IFR Securities Data, the leading provider of non-US new issues and M&A information. He also served in Singapore as Managing Director for Thomson Financial's Database Group - Asia Pacific, which included the Electronic Settlements Group, now Omgeo, the industry standard for trade settlement, and Thomson Investment Software.
Aaron Clarke – Senior Director, European Sales and Account Management
As head of Sales and Account Management for Europe, a newly created position at Axioma, Aaron Clarke will be based in London. Clarke was previously with Factset Research. With more than a decade of experience in financial technology, Clarke brings a strong background in technology, work-flow services, and information delivery to the investment banking, capital markets and asset management communities. Prior to joining FactSet, Aaron was with StreamVPN, a UK provider of secure network services to brokerage firms. There he played an integral part in building that company’s business, from its inception in 2000 through to its £13 million acquisition by FactSet in 2005.