Capital Support, the bespoke IT solution provider, has announced the appointment of ex-RAB Capital CTO Ray Bricknell as Head of Technical Services and a role on the senior management team. Ray joins the firm to help expand, enhance and further improve Capital Support's portfolio of services and solutions for hedge funds and private equity managers.
The hire highlights Capital Support’s ambitions in the alternative asset management industry given Ray’s background and the desire to provide the personalisation of enterprise IT services and delivery. With over thirty years of experience in the IT industry successfully delivering technology solutions, his previous roles include senior programme management positions at Prudential, Marsh McLennan and Barclays.
This was followed by a number of senior positions in the hedge fund and funds of funds space, culminating in two years as the Head of IT at RAB Capital, the $1 billion+ fund manager.
Unlike traditional IT support providers, Capital Support offers 'complete' proactive IT solutions to ensure its clients' technology is always working profitably for their business. These regulatory compliant outsourced IT solutions include: cloud-based infrastructures & applications, systems architecture and support, remote monitoring and management, DR and managed backup as well as office relocations & new start up support.
Capital Support was founded in 2002 in response to market demand for high availability dependable IT support solutions. It has grown rapidly in the following years and now provides IT solutions to several hundred organisations across the UK and internationally.
Nigel Brooks, Managing Partner at Capital Support, commented: “Ray brings a wealth of knowledge to this role. For many years he has provided strategic direction, consultancy and technology leadership to organisations operating in the alternative investment, investment banking, insurance and retail banking sectors of the UK finance industry.
“He will become an invaluable member of the team, as he looks to widen our current capabilities with a specific focus on the needs of hedge and private equity fund managers, from start-up to institutional in size.”
Ray Bricknell, Head of Technical Services, added: “Capital Support has a strong track record of building and maintaining long-term partnerships with its client base and this attracted me to the role. The directors are also extremely hands-on and open in their approach, and I share the same business philosophy.
“Throughout this exciting period of new business growth at Capital Support, I look forward to harnessing the expertise I have gathered while working for the alternative asset management community.”