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Open GI appoints director of new business

Paul Cole will be responsible for leading new business strategies across the group’s broker solutions portfolio, including the latest platform which is due to be unveiled later this year

Open GI has announced the appointment of Paul Cole to director of the new business, which takes effect from May 2021.

Cole will be responsible for leading new business strategies across the group’s broker solutions portfolio, including the latest platform which is due to be unveiled later this year.

He will join the company with more than 30 years of fintech and sales leadership experience. Most recently, he served as head of business development at Iress where he led new business for the fintech company. He has also held other key sales roles at CGI Group, Intuitive Systems, and the Ministry of Defence.

In this role, Cole will report directly to Paul Thornton, chief commercial officer, who leads the customer division for Open GI.

Commenting on his new position, Cole said: “I am thrilled to be joining Open GI as the company significantly expands its technology portfolio. I look forward to working with this first-class sales team and delivering greater value to the market with innovative, flexible technology and services.”

Simon Badley, group CEO, Open GI, added: “We are excited to welcome Paul to our sales leadership team. His wealth of fintech experience and focus on customer success will play a significant role as we grow Open GI to become an even stronger technology partner for the industry.”

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