John and Steve have a great mix of financial services experience and the drive to help fast growing businesses like Identitii scale. They are a fantastic addition to the company and we are looking forward to working closely on our next chapter.
John has held board and executive roles with Travelex globally, where he led the sale and delivery of forex solutions to financial institutions and corporations in more than 75 countries. He has also provided advisory support to many early-stage ventures, helping them develop capital raising and revenue growth strategies.
“Having solved problems for financial institutions across the globe, I understand what Identitii’s customers are looking for and how to progress these solutions through the process. I’m therefore very optimistic about the future, even in light of the global COVID-19 crisis. To ensure we continue delivering for our existing clients and remain heavily focused on our business development agenda, we are already making significant cost-base reductions.
Looking ahead, the pressure from regulators and consumers to have more information move with money will only continue to increase, regardless of the global financial situation. Identitii’s platform enables faster changes at a much lower cost than other alternatives, meaning we are well-placed to help financial institutions, regulators and corporations respond. I believe the Company is therefore in a strong position to endure the foreseeable turmoil,” John said.
Mr James brings extensive experience working with and in financial services organisations to Identitii’s Board. He has held senior leadership and Board positions at multiple public and private organisations, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CommSec, Aston Consulting, Motorcycling Australia and Seer Asset Management, and will bring valuable insight to the Company around investor relations, customer engagement and overall product value, among other things.
“I see a distinct value that Identitii’s offering brings to the financial services industry and the opportunity for the Company to grow isn’t going anywhere, even in the current environment,” says Mr James. “This is a pivotal time for the financial services industry and Identitii’s offering is focused on helping financial institutions meet their obligations with less. I’m excited to be joining the Board and to support the company as it focuses on turning these opportunities into revenue.”
Mr James played a pivotal role in developing the first online stockbroking business for financial planners, which was later sold into Commsec to become the largest adviser broking platform in Australia. Mr James holds a Masters Degree in Financial Services Law, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Master Stockbroker qualification from the ASX and a Diploma in Financial Markets from the Australian Financial Markets Association.
Clare Rhodes is Identitii’s CMO based in Sydney.