New appointments reflect increased adoption of managed services model among European financial institutions
LONDON, 21 February 2006 â Capco, a global provider of transformation consulting, business process outsourcing and reference data services for the financial services industry, today announced two senior appointments in its managed services business. In response to increasing demand on behalf of European financial institutions for managed services, Antwerp-based Eric Bohner has been named Head of Managed Services Sales for Europe. In addition, reference data industry veteran Neil Innes joins as a Product Manager within Capco Reference Data Services, based in London.
In his new role, Mr. Bohner, a founding partner of Capco, is responsible for European sales within the Managed Services Division, which is comprised of Capcoâs reference data services (CRDS) and hedge fund services (CHFS). Comments Eric Bohner on his new role: âIt is exciting to see a growing interest in Managed Services from the European banking industry. Capco is an established player at implementing Managed Services at some of the most innovative European financial institutions. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the continued success and growth of Capcoâs managed services offerings in the European market. â
Prior to his current role, Mr. Bohner managed key relationships with strategic clients in the Benelux region and served select clients there in the firmâs operations transformation offering. As a founder, Mr. Bohner has been instrumental in defining Capcoâs business strategies and establishing its European operations. His expertise encompasses all facets of professional services, from deployment and project management to consultancy, sales and operations. Mr. Bohnerâs previous experience includes spearheading and overseeing the deployment of business consulting services for Cimad Consultants and IBM Global Services and the delivery of large IT projects in the U.S., France and Germany for EDS.
Before joining Capco, Mr. Innes was with Deutsche Bank for seven years. His most recent role included the implementation of the companyâs global reference data strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Innes held other technology development roles within the company, including front office applications and the bankâs managed operational settlement service joint venture with Wall Street Systems and Hewlett Packard.
Announcing the new appointments, Predrag Dizdarevic, Partner and Executive Vice President commented: âTo pursue dynamic and flexible operations strategies, clients are increasingly turning to outsourced managed services to achieve the competitive advantage they need. Eric and Neilâs expertise will not only ensure the success of our product and sales strategies for Capco Managed Services offerings, but also guarantee that the new solutions we develop and deploy target our clientsâ most emerging needs.â