Pangea makes senior hire to lead European fintech practice
Today, 2 July 2019, Pangea announces that it has appointed Will Hackett to run its European fintech practice, based out of London.
Will brings significant fintech experience to his role at Pangea. Will joins from Pushfor, a KPMG Securetech 25 company, where he was Head of Sales. During his time at Pushfor, he grew the business across Europe and into Asia and North America. Prior to this, he worked at Temenos, a $12bn market cap software company, where he led the go-to-market for cloud banking in Asia, onboarding millions of users across the region.
Will’s focus will be to accelerate the already strong traction the company sees in the fintech space. Pangea has become the go-to partner for growth in the life sciences sector, with over ten clients. It now seeks to create the same momentum in financial services, building on recent customer acquisitions, such as Blue Code in Switzerland, a pioneering mobile payments player working in partnership with Alipay.
Commenting on his decision to join Pangea, Will said: “Pangea is a catalyst and an enabler of change. When companies need to scale, we can help them to do so quicker and smarter. Like AWS or WeWork, Pangea represents a new category where firms will plug into platforms in order to run faster. I’m so excited to lead the push into fintech because we are at a time when financial services is profoundly changing, creating massive opportunities for the companies that can scale their value proposition.”
Marc Baumgartner, CEO of Pangea, added: “The Pangea business model and commercial proposition is really resonating. We have expanded our offering to include strategy, sales and marketing, which has been a great success. And now we see the opportunity to push deeper into the fintech vertical. Hiring Will is proof that we are able to attract the best people at their height of the careers and I look forward to working with him to take Pangea to the next level.”
Based in Geneva, Pangea is a growth platform, partnering with the world’s most ambitious tech firms to enable them to scale their go-to-market faster and smarter. Our clients range from large enterprises to start-ups across Financial Services, Life Sciences and other fast-growing sectors. And thanks to our global footprint, partner network and deep industry expertise, we can plug our clients into significant network effects to create a virtuous cycle of ever faster growth.
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