LPA Expands UK Capital Markets Consulting Team with Two New Senior Hires

  • Consultancy
  • 05.10.2021 12:15 pm

 LPA, the capital market technology and advisory leader, today announced the expansion of its United Kingdom office with two new hires: Peter Leech as Partner, Head of UK Consulting and Deniz Patel as Director, Head of UK Consulting and Software Sales.

Based in London, Deniz and Peter will work alongside Mark Reeves to grow the British business across services and solutions, building on LPA’s strong client base in continental Europe.

Peter has over 30 years of experience in consultancy in the financial services industry. His most recent position as Group Director & Managing Consultant at CubeMatch Limited, a financial services consultancy, where he spent 16 years of his career. During this time Peter helped grow the company, organically and through acquisitions, establishing practices, new services and balanced teams as client needs evolved. Previously, he was a Managing Consultant at TCA Consulting supporting its growth and flotation while delivering projects for multiple FS clients.

Deniz has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry­. She most recently worked as a Sales Consultant for Arcadier Group, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) marketplace platform company, and Business Development Director at Calypso Technology, a leading provider of cloud-enabled, cross-asset, front-to-back solutions for financial markets. Previously, she worked as a Sales Manager at FIS, Program Manager at Barclays and Management Consultant at Deloitte.

Commenting on his appointment, Peter Leech said: “I am very excited to join LPA and help grow the consultancy practice in the UK. I share the company’s view that events in recent years – from Brexit to technological advancements and the Covid-19 pandemic – have created major disruption across the financial services sector. Companies find themselves in need of expertise, knowledge and best-in-class solutions to remain agile and efficient – something LPA provides and I know clients value.” 

Deniz Patel said: “LPA has much to offer the market and its clients in advanced technologies and advisory services. These are the solutions that can help solve problems today. I look forward to working alongside Mark and Peter to help expand LPA’s client portfolio in the UK.”

Mark Reeves, Senior Advisor at LPA, commented: “As a leader in software and consulting for over two decades, LPA understands what makes the capital markets tick. Regulatory reporting challenges are numerous and will only grow, along with pressure on banks and financial institutions to continue to innovate, automate as they bring business models in sales and trading into the digital enabled era. The addition of Peter and Deniz strengthens our position in the UK, accelerating growth in this vital market.”

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