Mortgage technology firm Finastra has appointed a new chief information officer to lead growth in its global information services team.

The firm, which has international offices including one in Toronto, has hired Gareth Burton from international construction firm Laing O’Rourke who will be based in London, UK.

His role includes overseeing the company’s enterprise core infrastructure and employee services, as well as supporting all business and financial applications.

“Gareth brings a depth and breadth of business, technology and strategic acumen with a proven track record in driving business and financial improvements. This positions him well to lead our world-class Global Information Services team, continuously improving our internal infrastructure efficiency and data analytics, as well as deploying self-service applications for our employees,” commented Rob Binns, CFO at Finastra.

Binns added that the ability to innovate and offer maximum flexibility to clients is essential at a time when the financial services industry is going through a revolution in the way it operates.

“This is a great moment for Gareth to join us as we partner with banks, Fintechs and other industry players to re-define our industry with our market leading innovations,” he said.

 

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