Spotlight Financial Marketing Names Simone Reid as Managing Director of London Office

New York - 17 April 2012

Spotlight Financial Marketing, a full–service marketing communications firm focused exclusively on the financial services and technology sector, today announced it has named Simone Reid as Managing Director of its London office.

In her new role, Ms. Reid will oversee the development and implementation of integrated marketing programs for the firm’s its European clients. She will also head Spotlight’s European business development initiatives.

Ms. Reid has more than a decade of experience in business development, trade show management, fund-raising, communications, and media and investor relations roles for venture capital and early-stage technology firms.

Ms. Reid joins Spotlight from Queen Mary Bioenterprises, where she served as the company’s Business Development Director. She led a successful re-branding and communications strategy for the company, a London-based technology start-up hub.

Earlier in her career, she worked for the venture capital arm of Imperial College London, where she worked with a number of technology companies at the Imperial Incubator. She helped these companies build market awareness and value through marketing initiatives targeting potential investors. She also managed external communications between and among the Imperial Incubator, its client companies and investors into those companies.

Commenting on Ms. Reid’s appointment, Marc Weinstein, CEO of Spotlight, said:

“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Simone’s caliber joining our growing agency and leading its European growth initiatives. We are confident that her level of expertise, leadership experience and natural charisma will make a considerable contribution to our ongoing efforts to build the Spotlight brand globally.”

Ms. Reid added: “I am delighted to be joining Spotlight and directing the European expansion for such a dynamic and rapidly growing financial marketing agency. At a time when global regulatory changes are poised to revolutionize market structure in the capital markets, now is the perfect time to be supporting innovative financial services and financial technology companies.”

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