Gresham brings in top talent to support business growth

London - 28 May 2013

Gresham Computing plc, a leading provider of transaction control solutions to international financial institutions brings on board two former SmartStream executives. Jake Sweeney has been appointed Sales Director of APAC based in Sydney and Spencer Black, Senior Sales Executive focusing on the UK market.

“With our recent office opening in Melbourne and expansion across Sydney and London, we were looking for talented individuals to accommodate our rapid growth,” said Bill Blythe, Global Business Development Director, Gresham Computing. “Both Jake and Spencer have the knowledge and expertise to serve our growing client base and we are delighted to have them on board.”

Sweeney brings with him over 15 years’ experience in financial services. He has served in numerous roles at SmartStream and most recently was the Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Under his leadership, the Australasia region grew year on year, outperforming all other regions. Prior to this, he was part of CheckFree, now Fiserv, in a Senior Consultancy role. Sweeney was also the Special Engagements Lead at Mercator Software.

Prior to Gresham, Black was part of SmartStream’s London operations where he held the role of Senior Sales Executive. He was responsible for mainstream accounts across the buy and sell-side and helped generate licensing and professional services from existing and new clients. With 15 years’ experience in the financial services space, he has worked in various senior sales positions at Complinet, Link Asset & Securities, now ICAP and Advent Software.

In their new roles, Sweeney and Black will report into Bill Blythe, Global Business Development Manager.

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