Montreal, September 12th, 2017: TickSmith announces the appointment of new Board Member, Mark Rodrigues, who joined in August 2017. Mark Rodrigues is a fintech industry veteran who will be working with TickSmith to further develop their overall strategy, customer service, and global expansion. The addition of the new Board Member comes a month after TickSmith received a strategic investment from Illuminate Financial. The investment of $2 million CAD is to help expand the sales and marketing departments.
“Our newest Board Member, Mark Rodrigues, embodies the mission of our company and brings immense talent, international expertise and remarkable energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have him by our side as we continue to broaden our prominence in the field,” Francis Wenzel, TickSmith CEO.
Rodrigues has 30 years experience in Financial Technology as an operator, investor and consultant. He was most recently Global Head of Strategic Accounts and Partnerships at Thomson Reuters. He also was a Senior Partner at Oliver Wyman where he founded the Strategic IT Practice. Prior to that he ran Global Financial Services at AMS (now CGI). Presently he works at Arma Partners as Senior Advisor, Board Member at ForwardLane and Mentor at TechStars. Rodrigues has a BA from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.
TickSmith firmly believes having Rodrigues on their Board will increasingly further their presence in the fintech field. TickSmith defines their platform as a “data lake for Capital Markets” used for data centralization, distribution, market surveillance, strategy discovery, and analytics. Since Rodrigues has not only worked but also spearheaded development in the financial institution field, his involvement in the team will be invaluable.
Mark Rodrigues commented saying, “I am excited to be joining TickSmith on their journey as they continually develop their TickVault platform and capitalize on growing opportunities in the Capital Markets industry. For such a young company, I was very impressed to see that they already have such a dynamic team, incredible technology and a great customer service track record.” He continued saying, “I am eager to work with them with their global expansion and with the recent Illuminate investment, I believe they will be booming.”
TickSmith, with its TickVault financial data lake platform, is a leader in Big Data applications for Capital Markets. The platform is used for data centralization and distribution, market surveillance, risk management, strategy discovery and analytics. It is ideal for trading and risk groups, regulators, exchanges and data vendors who need to accumulate, transform, analyse and disseminate larger scales of financial data from multiple sources.