d1g1t Inc., the first provider of an enterprise wealth management platform powered by institutional-grade analytics and risk management tools, today announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew Aziz as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Kian Rafia to the role of Managing Director, Head of U.S. Distribution.
“d1g1t’s amazing team and innovative culture have been at the core of our successful growth this year and many achievements which includes our Deloitte Fast 50 Companies-to-Watch win,” said Dr. Dan Rosen, CEO and co-founder of d1g1t. “We’re excited that Kian and Andy are coming on board to strengthen the leadership team and help us build upon the phenomenal momentum and success we’ve had. They’re both truly rock stars in this industry, and our clients and team will benefit greatly from their proven experience.”
Aziz brings more than 20 years of leadership in the financial services industry. He joins d1g1t from IHS Markit where he served as senior vice president, global head of financial risk analytics, heading the Financial Risk Analytics business line. From 2011 to 2016, Aziz led the strategy, research, business development and SaaS functions for IBM’s Risk Analytics division. Prior to the company’s acquisition by IBM, he was the managing director of the BuySide business unit at Algorithmics responsible for all business functions while launching the company’s first SaaS solution.
Rafia has over 22 years of experience in various roles within the wealth management industry. He joins d1g1t from Morningstar, where he served as EVP, head of advisor solutions charged with ensuring alignment between Morningstar offerings and distribution enterprises and their financial advisors throughout North America. Rafia previously served as senior vice president of wealth management at Independent Financial Group (IFG) and held key roles with Cetera Financial Group where he was responsible for the advisory platform growth of assets distributed through its financial advisors and managing investment technologies. Earlier roles included director of product marketing for Lord Abbett & Co. and as a consultant with PwC.
Aziz and Rafia are aligned in the opportunities they see for d1g1t. “This is a very exciting time to be joining d1g1t,” commented Aziz. “The team has achieved significant success since launching in the Canadian market and I look forward to working with the team in executing the long-term growth strategy.”
“Wealth management firms have relied for too long on legacy systems that don’t adequately serve firms, their advisors or clients,” added Rafia. “With d1g1t, they now have an enterprise wealth advisory platform that empowers them to scalably deliver a highly personalized service experience across the entire advisory lifecycle. “I’m thrilled to join the team in driving adoption of the d1g1t platform in the U.S. market.”