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Robert Beat – Quantuma
The management consultancy Quantuma has appointed Robert Beat as Managing Director of their growing London team.
Robert joins the firm with over 30 years of experience in the bankruptcy industry after having worked for Baker Tilly Creditor Services, part of RSM UK Group, for the past two decades. He also led and built bankruptcy departments at Cape & Dalgleish and Morison Stoneham and led a variety of projects and initiatives.
During his long career in restructuring and bankruptcy, Robert has been instrumental in developing unique systems, including business and portfolio risk management tools and a solution to manage all types of bankruptcy claims.
In his new role at Quantuma, Robert will be based in the firm’s London office with a UK role. He will play a hybrid role, building relationships with accountants, attorneys and asset-based lenders, working directly with companies in sectors such as utilities and telecommunications, and supporting Quantuma’s credit services team.
Last year, Quantuma saw its workforce grow 45 percent and has a team of 273, up from 188 in 2020. Recent hires in the UK have included appointments as managing directors for its growing forensic accounting team, David Bell and Kate Hart, and Ben Hammerton, to manage its eDiscovery offering.
Robert Beat, Quantuma Managing Director, said, “I am excited to be part of such a rapidly growing team and look forward to working with Quantuma to develop its business relationships and broaden its range of creditor services. The company is in an exciting moment on its journey as it expands in key locations around the world. “
Carl Jackson, CEO of Quantuma added, “We are very excited to have Robert on board. His long career in the industry will undoubtedly be of great value to the team, particularly in strengthening our relationships with existing and future clients, particularly asset-based lenders, financial houses, accountants and lawyers, and will be invaluable to Quantuma’s continued growth. “
Bala Sinha – engine B
Engine B, a next-generation AI-powered audit technology company, today announced the appointment of Bala Sinha as Product Director.
Sinha brings over two decades of technology services industry experience working in strategic product management, quotation management, account management, customer service, go-to-market, and real-time data operations.
Sinha joins Engine B from global corporate data provider Dun and Bradstreet, where he was principal product manager on the third party risk and compliance team.
Previously, he worked at ICE Data Services and Refinitiv in product and offer management. At Engine B, Sinha will be responsible for aligning the company’s roadmap and working closely with Engine B’s engineering and business teams to execute critical deliverables.
The Engine B consortium consists of 13 professional service companies, four academic institutions and a technology house. It extracts critical intellectual property that feeds into the Engine B platform to accelerate current and future services and help businesses and businesses drive their own digital growth.
Bala Sinha, Product Lead, Engine B, said, “I’m very excited to be joining Engine B at an exciting time in the company’s journey. The Engine B team consists of very experienced professionals who develop new products and platforms that will have a major impact on the long-term success of Professional Services. “
Shamus Rae, Founder and CEO of Engine B, said, “We are very excited that Bala has joined Engine B. His skills and experience will be invaluable as we move forward and develop solutions that positively change and transform financial services. “
Kaizen has appointed Kristi Hoyle, who joined the team in November. The move comes from the continued dynamism of the London marketing agency and the entry into a new phase of stable growth and maturity.
Kristi joins from QueryClick, where she served as Client Service Director and a senior member of the management team. She supported the implementation of strategic initiatives that influenced change and growth.
Kristi said: “I am very excited to be joining the Kaizen management team at such an exciting time for the agency. Her industry-leading specialization in digital PR and SEO has created an excellent foundation to build on.
This, combined with her ambitious growth plans, people-centric corporate culture, and enormous potential meant I couldn’t turn down this role. I look forward to working with our excellent specialists across the company to find new ways to inspire our customer base and accelerate their digital growth. “
Jeremy McDonald, Manager Director of Kaizen added, “It’s really exciting to have Kristi on our team, especially at this stage. Kaizen has finally started its adult years as an agency.
We are in a position where we have really honed our craft regarding our services and now it is time to focus our efforts on cultivating deeper relationships with our customers.
We have teamed up with some incredible household names and hope to always be at the forefront of our customers when they think of expanding their digital reach. I look forward to seeing what Kristi’s expertise will bring to both the agency and our clients. “
Mark Porter – SO Resi Partnerships
SO Resi Partnerships has appointed an experienced new Head of Partnerships who has assumed responsibility for the innovative Shared Ownership Sales Agency. Mark Porter will lead the national expansion of the service, helping provide outside agencies better ways to market their jointly owned properties to prospective clients.
Mark Porter joins SO Resi Partnerships from Heylo, where he spent four years managing the housing company’s Your Home product, a joint property offering for the second-hand market. Prior to joining heylo, Mark had a successful 17 year career as a mortgage broker with The Mortgage People.
Mark comments: “What attracted me to the position was the opportunity to get back into relationship management in all its glory and to be part of an innovative agency that really makes a positive difference in the area of affordable living.
“I’ve seen firsthand the impact of shared ownership in helping people move up the real estate ladder, and I look forward to expanding SO Resi partnerships and opening the doors to home ownership at the national level.”
In addition to providing sales support, SO Resi Partnerships has also acted as an advisor to its clients, developing compliance and governance procedures, assisting with reselling and pricing for new programs, and performing extensive analytical market research for a large number of clients.
Mark adds, “Basically we need to work with other like-minded third parties in the affordable housing space to ensure that more homes are delivered to those who need it most.
“At the heart of SO Resi Partnerships is the idea of collaboration – we’ve already seen the mutual benefits of working with our partners such as ReSI, Tonic Housing and Brick By Brick.”
Ishmail Omar, James Sackey – Born socially
The social media agency Born Social announced that Ishmail Omar will take on the role of Head of Client Services and James Sackey as Head of Paid Media.
Ishmail joins Born Social after two years of working with London-based advertising agency Lightning Sharks and Swiss non-profit Bitcoin Association to build their in-house teams to develop a social strategy.
He started his career with Facebook marketing partner StitcherAds before moving to iProspect and OMD EMEA. Global brands in Ishmail’s repertoire include: P&G, Adidas, British Airways, Bacardi and Intel.
Abbey Mills, Executive Client Services Director and Partner, said, “We are excited to bring Ish on board. His diverse brand experiences, his understanding of social space and his outlook on strong partnerships between agency and client made him a brilliant candidate for the team. “
Ishmail adds, “I am excited to join Born Social. Her social first, lead agency goal really caught my imagination and her work is often ahead of its time. You have a variety of clients that I’ve always wanted to work for. I can’t wait to get started. “
James joined Born Social in 2018 from WPP media agency MEC / Wavemaker to help build its paid media service, a key growth area for Born Social. He will work closely with the strategy and creative departments to convey social first media strategies and thinking to clients during a new phase of growth for the team.
Callum McCahon, Executive Strategy Director and Partner, said, “James has been instrumental in building our paid media offering over the past several years. It is now an integral part of our social first offering. “
James adds, “It’s been an amazing three years. I’ve learned a lot and had the opportunity to work with some great people and companies. I am thrilled to be leading the next step in the growth of Born’s paid media team, working with our clients to navigate the ever-changing social landscape and helping them do effective social first work. “
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