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Rob DeDominicis

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Robert was appointed to Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in December 2015. He is a founding partner of InfoComp, now GBST’s Retail Wealth Business, with over 30 years’ experience in the development of software applications. Robert holds a Bachelor of Mathematics. Robert has a business and technical software background having been part of the Retail Wealth Business development and professional services teams.

Patrick Salis

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick has been with GBST since September 2007, first as Chief Financial Officer and then as Chief Executive for GBST Capital Markets International Division starting in March 2010. Based in Sydney, he was appointed to the role of Group Chief Operating Officer in August 2012 and his current responsibilities also include those of Chief Financial Officer. Before joining the company Patrick held CFO roles in the financial services industry, including Virgin Money Australia Limited and prior to that JDV Limited. He has extensive experience working in wealth management, equities and derivatives broking, superannuation, mortgages, credit cards and unsecured lending. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Isabel Sanchez

Head of Technology, Retail Wealth

Isabel has been Head of Technology, Retail Wealth since April 2016. Prior to that she served as GBST’s Chief Technology Officer for eight years. With nearly two decades of experience in software development, she has been a member of GBST’s Wealth Management Division (formerly InfoComp) for 16 years, where she acted in a similar capacity since 2000. Isabel holds a Bachelor of Computing Science from the University of Wollongong.

Denis Orrock

Head of Asia Pacific

Denis joined GBST in May 2008 and was named Head of Asia Pacific in April 2016 after serving as Chief Executive Officer for Capital Markets since August 2012. Previously, he managed the company’s Australian Broker Services and Financial Services divisions. Prior to joining GBST, Denis was General Manager of Infochoice and has also held advisory and trading positions with UBS, Grange Securities and Taylor Collison. Having worked within the Australian financial services industry for over 15 years, Denis has a broad understanding of domestic wholesale and retail markets.

Bill Irving

Head of North America

Bill joined GBST in January of 2016 and is based in Tampa, Florida. As Head of North America, he is responsible for GBST’s business in Canada and the United States. Bill has spent over 40 years serving the Financial Services industry. He has held leadership positions with industry participants, software development firms and global management consultancies. Most recently, Bill had executive roles with PWC and Capco. He holds both BA and MBA degrees.

Justin O'Sullivan

Head of Technology, Institutional

Justin was appointed as a Head of Technology in February 2015. Having joined GBST in 2008, he has over 20 years engineering management experience and previously held roles at Suncorp and RSA Security (EMC). He holds Bachelor and Master of Applied Science (Computing) degrees and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology.

Sarah McKenna

Global Head of Human Resources

Sarah joined GBST in July 2015 as Global Head of Human Resources. Sarah has spent most of her career working in international markets within financial services and technology. Prior to joining GBST Sarah worked with Macquarie Group in the UK and USA, and prior to that various blue chip organisations in UK, Europe and Asia. Sarah brings experience in the design and delivery of people strategies that drive effective business outcomes, and partnering with business leaders through transformation.

David Simpson

Head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa

David Simpson joined GBST as head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa in July 2016. He manages client activity and drives the ongoing regional growth of the group’s retail wealth platforms for wraps, life and pensions and banks, and for institutional capital markets. Previously, he was employed by SEI Investments Company as chief relationship officer for SEI Europe’s Wealth Platform. Prior to joining SEI in 2010 as business development director, he held various roles at Barclays Wealth where he was employed for 22 years, including Managing Director of UK Asset Management and Retail Platforms from 2004 to 2010.

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