Skilling announced that it has secured David Hodge as its new Chief Marketing Officer, effective from February 2022.

In a press release shared with Finance Magnates, David Hodge, the former Oanda CMO, has been recruited by Skilling, a high-growth fintech company focused on CFD trading, as its new Chief Marketing Officer.

Hodge brings over 20 years of financial experience to Skilling. He will propel the global expansion and navigate the companies operations across new markets. Additionally, he will be located in London and directly report to Michael Kamerman, the Group CEO of Skilling Group.

Hodge’s Vocational Record

Prior to Skilling’s announcement, Hodge served OANDA for almost five years. He joined the company in May 2017 as CEO of EMEA & Global CMO. After three years, he received a promotion to CEO of EMEA & Global Chief Revenue Officer, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Earlier on at CMC Markets, he worked as Chief Commercial Officer for close to two years. During this time. He drove performance marketing, branding, digital, Influencer, PR, and sponsorship teams as part of his duties.

In October 2011, Hodge joined the ranks of Alpari (UK) Ltd as Chief Marketing Officer. He led digital, online sales, marketing, public relations and sponsorship operations across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Japan and USA. After around eighteen months, the company elevated him to Chief Operating Officer. And, in late 2013, he finally reached the pinnacle position of Chief Executive Officer

Additionally, IG Group utilised his experience as its Group Marketing Director. During his employment there, he ran the global marketing operations for the portfolio of Group brands across 14 markets within the UK, Europe, APAC and Americas.

Before this, he served Bmibaby as a Commercial Director. For four and a half years, he oversaw revenue management, network planning, marketing, e-commerce, PR and client services teams for operations throughout UK and Europe.

Moreover, his other roles were with companies in the other industries, including beverages and confectionary, such as Scottish Courage Ltd and Cadbury Plc.

Rapidly Evolving Needs

Kamerman commented on the new hire: “David’s appointment as CMO comes at an exciting time for Skilling as we continue to expand our operations and services globally. Today’s traders have rapidly evolving needs, and David’s experience will be instrumental in executing Skilling’s targeted growth strategy, solidifying our position as a leading and trusted next-generation fintech provider. We look forward to welcoming David to Skilling as we strive to remain one step ahead and continually provide the best possible services for our growing customer base.”

“The financial landscape has undergone significant changes over the last few years, bringing new and exciting opportunities for investors and traders. The demand for agile, credible brokers with a diverse product range such as Skilling has never been greater, and I’m delighted to take on this role and to bring Skilling's services to more traders globally,” Hodge added.

In other related news, Skilling recently announced that it had raised €10 million in a new funding round. The foreign exchange company stated that the new capital adds to the €15 million in the funding raised by the firm over the previous 18 months from what it called ‘seasoned Scandinavian investors’.

Skilling announced that it has secured David Hodge as its new Chief Marketing Officer, effective from February 2022.

In a press release shared with Finance Magnates, David Hodge, the former Oanda CMO, has been recruited by Skilling, a high-growth fintech company focused on CFD trading, as its new Chief Marketing Officer.

Hodge brings over 20 years of financial experience to Skilling. He will propel the global expansion and navigate the companies operations across new markets. Additionally, he will be located in London and directly report to Michael Kamerman, the Group CEO of Skilling Group.

Hodge’s Vocational Record

Prior to Skilling’s announcement, Hodge served OANDA for almost five years. He joined the company in May 2017 as CEO of EMEA & Global CMO. After three years, he received a promotion to CEO of EMEA & Global Chief Revenue Officer, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Earlier on at CMC Markets, he worked as Chief Commercial Officer for close to two years. During this time. He drove performance marketing, branding, digital, Influencer, PR, and sponsorship teams as part of his duties.

In October 2011, Hodge joined the ranks of Alpari (UK) Ltd as Chief Marketing Officer. He led digital, online sales, marketing, public relations and sponsorship operations across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Japan and USA. After around eighteen months, the company elevated him to Chief Operating Officer. And, in late 2013, he finally reached the pinnacle position of Chief Executive Officer

Additionally, IG Group utilised his experience as its Group Marketing Director. During his employment there, he ran the global marketing operations for the portfolio of Group brands across 14 markets within the UK, Europe, APAC and Americas.

Before this, he served Bmibaby as a Commercial Director. For four and a half years, he oversaw revenue management, network planning, marketing, e-commerce, PR and client services teams for operations throughout UK and Europe.

Moreover, his other roles were with companies in the other industries, including beverages and confectionary, such as Scottish Courage Ltd and Cadbury Plc.

Rapidly Evolving Needs

Kamerman commented on the new hire: “David’s appointment as CMO comes at an exciting time for Skilling as we continue to expand our operations and services globally. Today’s traders have rapidly evolving needs, and David’s experience will be instrumental in executing Skilling’s targeted growth strategy, solidifying our position as a leading and trusted next-generation fintech provider. We look forward to welcoming David to Skilling as we strive to remain one step ahead and continually provide the best possible services for our growing customer base.”

“The financial landscape has undergone significant changes over the last few years, bringing new and exciting opportunities for investors and traders. The demand for agile, credible brokers with a diverse product range such as Skilling has never been greater, and I’m delighted to take on this role and to bring Skilling's services to more traders globally,” Hodge added.

In other related news, Skilling recently announced that it had raised €10 million in a new funding round. The foreign exchange company stated that the new capital adds to the €15 million in the funding raised by the firm over the previous 18 months from what it called ‘seasoned Scandinavian investors’.