Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading provider of strategic IT solutions and private cloud services to the investment industry, today announced it has hired Maria DeSousa as its chief administrative officer. DeSousa is an experienced technology and financial services industry executive with more than 15 years of finance, operations and technology expertise.
Prior to joining Eze Castle Integration, DeSousa was director of finance, M&A at Factset Research Systems, Inc., where she was responsible for pre- and post-acquisition activities. Previously, DeSousa was vice president of finance and operations at Code:Red, an investment research software platform for financial services firms. Code:Red was acquired by Factset in February 2015. DeSousa will lead Eze Castle Integration’s finance department, with responsibilities including global finance, accounting, legal and operations functions, including the firm’s human resources division.
Additionally, the company has promoted firm veteran Yvonne Nolan to vice president, global finance and controller. Nolan’s tenure at Eze Castle Integration stretches more than 13 years; her previous roles within the firm include controller and accounting manager. Nolan will assume responsibility for global tax, audit and general finance functions.
“Maria’s addition to the Eze Castle Integration team speaks to our ongoing effort to stimulate efficient operations and drive alignment across our global organization,” said John Cahaly, CEO and chairman of Eze Castle Integration. “Maria and Yvonne both bring tremendous financial and technology experience to our company, and I feel strongly that our business will benefit from their leadership and expertise.”
In addition to her time at Factset and Code:Red, DeSousa spent six years as a software development director at Eze Castle Software, now Eze Software Group. She also holds a MBA from Babson College. Nolan has a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University.