GFT Group Adds David Collins as its Head of Financial Services

Mr. Collins joins GFT Group in a new role, having worked in several stops across the financial services industry

GFT, a provider of business, design, and technology consulting for the financial industry, has appointed David Collins as its newest Head of Financial Services in the Atlantic corridor region, part of the group’s latest emphasis on its North American and UK clientele, according to a GFT statement.

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In his new role as the Head of Financial Services at GFT Group, Mr. Collins will be tasked with all Financial Services Client Units in the GFT Atlantic Region, which includes the UK, US, and Canada. Moreover, his appointment will also see him managing the development of the group’s Atlantic business – he will be based out of London.

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He joins GFT Group’ from Sapient, having worked with the group for over a year. Prior to this role, he also was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of SuperDerivatives Inc, a role he held for over five years. Additionally, he also worked at several other stops, holding senior level positions at Capco, City Practitioners, BNP Paribas, and Standard Bank, dating back to 1992, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.

According to Mr. Collins in a recent statement on the appointment, “I am excited to join the global management team at GFT where I look forward to continuing growing and pushing the Financial Services business forward across the Atlantic region.”

David Collins
David Collins

“Having recently led a project to change and develop the EMEA division of Sapient, I am eager to bring the skills that I have gained, and the experiences that I encountered in this process, to continue GFT’s progression as the largest scale consultancy focused on financial services,” he added.

“We are thrilled to have David on board and we are eager to utilise his broad range of skills, gained from his wide experience in the financial services sector. Having played a key role in the sale of SuperDerivatives to ICE, it is clear that David’s drive will perfectly complement our Atlantic Management team, and I am sure he will be a great asset to GFT,” noted Gareth Richardson, Managing Director at GFT in an accompanying statement.

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