The Financial Technology Research Centre has appointed Martin McKenna to help support its future business growth.
McKenna has worked in the financial services sector for 30 years. Most recently he was head of business system design for Standard Life. He has also been head of eCommerce for Bankhall and lead business consultant for the financial services software firm Focus Solution, and has also previously worked as a financial adviser.
McKenna says: “Technology in the financial advice market is constantly evolving and growing.” He says he hopes to bring to the table “detailed insight into the advice process, what a business needs to support it, and the technology needed to make it work”.
He adds: ” I look forward to utilising this insight to ensure FTRC continues to deliver excellent services to advisers.”
Ian McKenna, founder of FTRC says: “We have always sought to work with people who have had first-hand experience working with advice firms, with on-the-ground knowledge of the challenges and issues faced by advisers, putting us in the best possible position to offer solutions and change propositions across IT, eCommerce and Business practices within the financial services sector.
“Martin was also a member of FTRC’s Adviser Forum when working in distribution in the 2000’s, so his detailed insight into the advice market will prove invaluable as we continue to grow.”