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GBST Flags plans to expand with the hiring of a UK Commercial Director

Platform technology provider GBST has appointed Bryan Beeston to accelerate the development of its UK business. He will be responsible for driving sales of new customers in the region.

He reports to GBST’s Director for EMEA, David Simpson, and will work closely with the management team.

Simpson said, “Over the past two years, we have significantly transformed the underlying technology stack of Composer, our wealth management administration platform.

“We have created a market-leading, cloud-based solution that delivers an exceptional user experience and created additional features to improve operational efficiency, support scale and drive automation for our customers and their clients.

“With his strong track record of business development within financial services and working with innovative technologies, Bryan will play a key role in supporting our current pipeline of opportunities and delivering our award-winning solutions to a customer base. in expansion.”

Beeston has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in sales, business development and leadership roles.

Previously, he worked with wealth managers, life insurance companies and pension providers across the UK.

Prior to joining GBST, he spent six years at Dunstan Thomas as Director of Business Development. He was responsible for acquiring new customers and supporting product innovation.

Previously, he was Managing Director of Informed Decisions for seven years. He provided technology and administrative services to retail financial services intermediaries.

Beeston added: “GBST is well known and trusted in the wealth management industry, both in the UK and globally, for its robust Composer back-office platform.

“Its recent and ongoing investment in modernizing this technology, alongside its range of digital offerings, creates a compelling solution not only for wealth managers, but for the entire financial services industry.”

GBST appointed Kirsty Worgan as Chief Commercial Officer last month.

In the newly created role, Worgan manages GBST’s business growth opportunities.

This includes mergers and acquisitions and also helps with sales and product expansion.

She has joined the leadership team and reports to Global Managing Director Robert DeDominicis.