Optial Expands its Sales Reach

London - 10 September 2008

Optial, a leading international developer of operational risk software solutions, announced today that Chris Henry has joined the company as Business Development Manager. Reporting directly to Sales and Marketing Director, Jane Tweddle, Chris will be working closely with the Marketing and Product functions to develop business globally.

Chris comes to Optial with over 15 years sales and account management experience in the financial services industry. He has spent the last 3 years in offshore software development, training and recruitment businesses in Spain and Argentina. Prior to that, he spent over 4 years successfully selling banking regulatory and compliance solutions at LogicaCMG (now Logica). Chris developed his core skills around customer relationship management and collaborative selling during his 7 years at Reuters (now Thomson Reuters), during which time he completed the Reuters Executive Development Programme. He brings a wealth of professional sales experience, international experience and broad business knowledge to drive new business sales for Optial.

“Chris is an excellent fit for the criteria we set out in looking to grow our sales capability and we are pleased to welcome him on board,” said Chris O’Brien, CEO of Optial. “There is no doubt that his experience in dealing with regulatory issues and financial organisations across many different countries will deliver significant benefit for Optial.”

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