Volante Technologies Inc., a financial data-messaging provider, has named two new senior executives, adding Nadish Lad as Head of Payments Product and Peter McKenna as Global Marketing Director.
Back in May, Volante appointed Neil Clarke as its Market Engagement Director – Standards Evolution. The company previously stated that it would be focusing more attention on the development of, and migration to new messaging standards, which are being implemented throughout the financial services industry globally.
In addition to the two new executives, Volante has also recruited additional office staff for its two newly launched offices in Jersey City and Hyderabad. The stream of new hires is part of a focused attempt to reinforce the group’s product management and marketing operations with new offices in both North America and India.
In his new role as head of payments product, Mr. Lad will be reporting to Venkat Malla, Volante’s Head of Product Management. Prior to joining Volante, he worked at Ernst & Young having held the role of Senior Manager. He will primarily be tasked with expanding Volante’s payment product suite.
According to Mr. Lad, Head of Payments Product, Volante Technologies, in a recent statement on the appointments, “Volante has always had a unique, innovative proposition, which in our new digital world is needed now more than ever. Rapid, cost effective change implementation with full flexibility in the end-to-end payment journey is what the industry requires.”
“I look forward to enhancing our existing strong base product, rich talent and culture set and developing the Volante product roadmap to help our clients build effective, market winning propositions with a quick time to market,” Lad added.
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Volante Taps New Marketing Specialist, Peter McKenna
Alternatively, Peter McKenna will serve as Volante’s newest Global Marketing Director, where he will report to Vijay Oddiraju, the company’s CEO. His main directive will be the harmonization and oversight of Volante’s global marketing strategy and operations. Mr. McKenna joins Volante after a lengthy stint in senior management, most recently at DST Global Solutions.
“Over the past 15 years Volante has built an impressive client base gaining the trust of some of the world’s leading financial institutions. Volante is entirely and passionately committed to helping clients address the challenges they face in light of new regulations and changing requirements across the financial messaging industry on several operational and business levels,” noted Mr. McKenna, Global Marketing Director, Volante Technologies, in an accompanying statement.
“I am looking forward to working with our product management and sales operations teams to build on the existing successful communications with the markets we serve, so that we can continue to evolve and build products that help address industry challenges,” he added.
According to Vijay Oddiraju, Chief Executive Officer, Volante Technologies, in an exclusive interview with Forex Magnates, “We continue to experience a lot of demand for our product across many different geographies. In many aspects the problems financial institutions experience are the same across all of the domains in which we operate; North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and India. We are excited to expand and to support our customers ambitions by bringing in more talent and experts into the company so the customers get the benefit of our knowledge.
Through regular interaction with our customers they continue to tell us that we are improving the products that we offer. We are not a company that simply wants to grow in numbers, but rather we want qualified individuals with financial industry knowledge to continue to serve our customers better. That remains the focus we have had in place for a very long time.”
“The last two years we have been growing much faster in terms of customers signing up and servicing them. We have significant goals, and want to be doing business at a continuously faster rate and over the next two years we have a huge growth strategy. By 2016 we have ambitious goals to dominate certain sections of the markets and become leaders in these areas. Already, customers see us as leaders as we have created confidence for them,” he reiterated.