• John Schlesinger, Chief Enterprise Architect at Temenos, the market-leading banking software company, appointed to Assure Hedge Limited Board of Directors
• Appointment brings additional deep technology expertise to the company as it scales its infrastructure to meet global market demands
• Appointment closely follows hiring of Chief Commercial Officer Pritesh Ruparel, as the company strengthens its executive and non-executive teams to capitalize on rapid growth and in preparation for new fundraising
Dublin, October 18, 2021: Irish foreign exchange technology firm Assure Hedge today announces the appointment of John Schlesinger to its Board of Directors.
John Schlesinger, Chief Enterprise Architect at Temenos, brings additional deep technology expertise to the company. John has worked as a software developer and architect for forty years, including long spells at IBM, where he developed the CICS transaction processing platform, and now at Temenos. In the ten years that he has worked at Temenos, he has helped introduce architectural changes that have allowed the company to scale to meet the transaction volumes of the world’s largest banks as well as to transition from on-premise to cloud-first deployment.
John Schlesinger’s appointment coincides with a period of rapid growth for Assure Hedge and his experience will help the company to enhance its technology infrastructure. Assure Hedge works with financial and non-financial companies to provide currency services to their end clients, through a white-labelled platform, which it launched last month, or via API integration. Over recent months, the volume of activity has accelerated with the sign up of a large number of partners and it is critical that the company infrastructure scales to meet this demand.
Commenting on his appointment, John Schlesinger said, “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Assure Hedge. Before agreeing to join, I conducted a deep dive on the technology architecture with the CTO and his team and I have been impressed by what I’ve seen. Assure Hedge boasts a rich set of microservices, accessible through a well-documented API, built on a real-time event-driven and cloud-based architecture. I am looking forward to contributing to the architectural roadmap to ensure that the platform can evolve to meet the needs of its users as hedging services become embedded into the everyday user journeys of millions of consumers at thousands of businesses across the globe.”
With this appointment and others, Assure Hedge is strengthening its team to capitalize on growth and in preparation for a new funding round. The appointment of John Schlesinger follows the appointment of Pritesh Ruparel, who joined from Sucden Financial as Chief Commercial Officer in the summer. Given the acceleration in the business, the company, which raised EUR5m earlier in the year, is now also looking to raise additional funding from new and existing shareholders.
Richard Hayes, Chairman of the Board of Assure Hedge, stated: “The progress the company has made over the last 12 months has been wonderful. We have launched landmark new solutions, we have put together a truly outstanding executive team, and most importantly we have grown the business volumes many times over. The appointment of John Schlesinger, as well as Pritesh Ruparel, reflects both the calibre of individuals we can now attract, but also the expertise we believe we need to onboard to realise Assure Hedge’s massive potential.”
About Assure Hedge
Our mission is to provide currency hedging to everyone. We work with a wide range of financial and non-financial companies, giving them the platform to offer currency risk management services to their customers.
Our solution is simpler and offers more choice. As a technology company, authorised and regulated by the FCA, can offer a broad range of currency services and we handle all of the complexity so our customers don’t have to.
We build businesses. Our platform enables companies to quickly open up new revenue opportunities, meeting unmet customer needs, and growing customer loyalty.
We are embedded. Our solution can be offered standalone, white-labelled under your brand or seamlessly embedded in your existing offering – whatever makes sense depending on your needs and capabilities.
For more information about our company and solution, or to book a demo of X Hedge, please visit assurehedge.com
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