Today, the data specialist FinTech Validis is announcing that experienced financial technology manager Max Pell has assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Validis, developer of a unique data transmission and analytics technology used across the accounting and lending industries, was previously led by interim CEO Paddy Byrne, a Non-executive Director of Validis and Chairman of financial services software provider, Target Group. Max takes the reins from Paddy today.
“The potential of the Validis technology and the company as a whole is vast. I can think of no one better than Max to ensure this potential is fulfilled.” said Paddy. “With plans to continue growing the business globally and increase the scalability of the technology, Validis needs a strategic CEO with extensive experience in taking financial software companies successfully to market. Max delivers on all counts.”
Max joins Validis after an extensive senior management career in the Insurance, Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industries. Most recently, Max was Interim CEO at Instanda, an insurance FinTech start-up, where he defined and successfully implemented a strong go to market strategy. Prior to that, Max spent 5 successful years as Managing Director of Xchanging's UK Insurance division, the team responsible for proving the technology for the central processing platform for the Lloyd's of London market, which managed over a million transactions and £54bn of payments each year.
“I am very excited about the Validis opportunity and I’m looking forward to leading the business as we drive our rapid growth in the UK, US and other markets,” said Max.
“The future of financial services looks set to be dominated by data and FinTechs like Validis have a fantastic opportunity to shape that future,” said Don Robert, Non-executive Chairman of Validis and Chairman of Experian. “We are delighted to welcome Max to the team, his leadership style and business approach make him the perfect choice to lead Validis in this exciting time.”