Fimatrix announced on Tuesday that is has onboarded Cristóbal Conde as a Non-Executive Chairman, effective from 23 March 2021.
In a press release shared with Finance Magnates, Cristóbal Conde, who is currently advising several fintech boards and holding executive positions, has been named by Fimatrix, a leading Digital Technology Services Consultancy, as its new Chairman of FinTech and GovTech Leader.
Conde has a strong background in accelerating the growth of fintech companies. He brings a wealth of business, fintech and investment experience. Further, he will work closely with the senior management team as the company continues its growth and M&A drive.
Conde, Almost Four Decades of FinTech Experience
To date, Conde holds several positions that he is simultaneously serving. This includes Executive-in-Residence at FinTech Innovation Lab and Accel Partners; Chairman at Calastone; Non-Exec Board Director and Chair for the Compensation Committee at Digital Asset Holdings; Board Member at OpenGamma and Cutover; Board Member of Friends of UC for Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Advisor and member of the Judging Panel for Ashoka; Advisor and Head of the Compensation Committee at Digital Reasoning Systems; Senior Advisor at Duco, TPG Capital, Kasisto Inc., Teneo Holdings and VDROP; and also Trustee for the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Prior to Fimatrix’s announcement, Conde became a Board Member for MassMutual Financial Group in April 2011. For four years, he was a member of the Audit and Human Resources Committees.
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Before MassMutual, True Office recruited him as Executive Chairman. Part of his role involved the acquisition of True Office by NYSE as well as several other challenges.
At WHIPTAIL, he also served as its Chairman in New Jersey. Although the post lasted just over a year, his success led the way forth to the acquisition of Whiptail by Cisco.
Conde spent most of his career at SunGard where he held the position of President and CEO. Formerly, he co-founded a financial technology software business called Devon Systems, which served the derivatives markets globally, back in 1983. Later in 1987, SunGard acquired his company and recruited Conde to run his business as a division of the parent company. He triumphed in the role and led the organisation to further success after his promotion to run the entire SunGard business, which he raised in 2005 to a record-breaking 11.3bn LBO transaction.
Other Recent Appointments at Fimatrix
Recently, Fimatrix has made another appointment, with Tim Howarth positioned as its Chief Executive. Both Conde and Howarth will work together with Stephen O’Sullivan focused on strategy and M&A; Jeremy Renwick focused on Innovation; and also Hugh Ivory focused on Business Operations and Corporate Governance, is driving the growth of the business in Ireland.
Commenting on the announcement Tim Howarth, CEO of Fimatix, said: “We are honoured that Cris will be taking the role of Chairman. His insight and experience in building successful businesses will be a great asset to Fimatix as we continue to target organic growth and acquisitions. As a company, we want to provide technological innovation, and solutions that are relevant to client demands, for the good of society, the economy and people around the world.”
“I am delighted to take on the role of Chairman. Fimatix has such strong expertise in delivering innovative products and services, digital transformation, agile coaching and solving problems with innovative tech. This is an exciting time for the business, and I am proud to be working with the management team as they execute the roadmap to further growth, through building strong solutions and targeted acquisitions,” Cris Conde said.