He joins the senior management team at AutoRek and will play a key role in the next stage of the company's evolution and scaling of the business's operations.
Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Rant and Rave, the award-winning customer feedback management platform, since 2016, Kenny brings strong financial leadership and operational management experience with a proven track record of delivering substantial growth in the software and technology sector, in the UK and internationally. Rant and Rave was successfully acquired by Upland Inc, after experiencing rapid growth and US market entry.
Prior to this, Kenny held a variety of senior roles during his 14-year tenure at Graham Technology,
including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and EMEA Managing Director, as the business expanded across the US, Europe and Asia and was subsequently acquired and integrated into KANA Software and ultimately, Verint Inc.
Kenny has worked with a number of financial services organisations on improving customer experience strategies and brings a broad understanding of the increasing data management challenges facing financial institutions today.
Gordon McHarg, CEO, AutoRek, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Kenny onboard. He brings a wealth of invaluable experience from the software technology sector, which will no doubt make an enormous contribution as we continue to build on the success of AutoRek within the UK financial services sector and internationally.”
Kenny Bain, Chief Financial Officer, AutoRek, added, "I am delighted to join AutoRek at this exciting time and look forward to working with Gordon and the team to deliver further growth. The business has a fantastic culture, a highly engaged team, a market leading product and is passionate about customer success - all positioning AutoRek perfectly to capture the significant opportunities that lie ahead."
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Notes to editors
AutoRek is a leading software provider to companies in the global financial services arena.
An industry pioneer at the forefront of data management, AutoRek’s customisable tools enable firms to automate and streamline the collection, validation and reconciliation of data. This facilitates the necessary transparency for good governance and fulfilling regulatory obligations. Efficiency and cost reduction are delivered by eliminating spreadsheets and manual processing, as well as mitigating operational and regulatory risk associated with migrating high volumes of data.
Its clients span the asset management, banking and insurance sectors and include high street banks, challenger organisations, start-ups and crowdfunding platforms.
Current CEO, Gordon McHarg co-founded AutoRek in 1994 as an information and data management consultancy, later developing and coding its own software, successfully still in use today.
Headquartered in Glasgow, with offices in Edinburgh, London and New York, the firm has over 80 employees, possessing extensive experience in finance, regulation and technology.
Corporate social responsibility is at the heart of AutoRek’s ethos and it is involved in a number of initiatives to reduce waste, help local communities and create a positive work environment for its employees.