Symphony Expands Global Leadership Team with Appointment of Brad Levy as President and Chief Commercial Officer

July 23, 2020 - 07:35
Symphony Expands Global Leadership Team with Appointment of Brad Levy as President and Chief Commercial Officer

Company furthers commitment to financial services with addition of financial industry pioneer


HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 July 2020 - Symphony,the leading provider of secure collaboration for global markets, todayannounced the appointment of financial industry pioneer Brad Levy, as Presidentand Chief Commercial Officer.

Levy's appointment comes at a pivotal point inthe Company's momentum as customer demand for secure and compliantcollaboration integrated with automated workflows continues to grow. Levy willlead Symphony's efforts within the global financial services space, focusing onexpanding the company's commercial offering on capital market workflows andsolutions.

"Brad's unmatched experience within financialservices, coupled with his inclusive leadership style and network make for aperfect combination as we enter our next phase of growth at Symphony," saidDavid Gurlé, Symphony's founder and CEO. "Brad's expertise in capital marketswill further solidify Symphony's role as the complete solution provider andpartner to our clients. I am thrilled to welcome Brad to the Symphonyleadership team."

Prior to Symphony, Levy was a partner atglobal analytics and information provider, IHS Markit, having also served asCEO of MarkitSERV and global head of its loan settlement and software servicesdivision. He was recently awarded the prestigious Markets Media Markets Choice Neil DeSena Market Advocate Awardfor his dedication to driving change as a global leader in financial services.In 2018, he was fourth on InstitutionalInvestor's Trading Technology 40.

Earlier in his career, he spent 18 years atGoldman Sachs, culminating in his role as managing director and global head ofGoldman's Principal Strategic Investments Group. Levy currently serves asChairman Emeritus of FINOS, the Fintech Open Source Foundation, as well as amember of the Technology Advisory Committee of the CFTC, the U.S. Commoditiesand Futures Trading Commission, and chairman of its Distributed LedgerSubcommittee. He has served on numerous other boards within the financialsector and is an oft-requested advisor and speaker. 

"The financial services industry has arrivedat an inflection point, as technological developments and demand for expandeddigital offerings call for true, industry-wide transformation," said Levy."From day one, I've admired how Symphony has evolved to meet the specific needsof its clients, and I look forward to working with David and the Symphony teamto grow our community."

At its 7th Innovateconference in April, Symphony shared record growth numbers in Q1 2020, withmore than half a million licensed users, a 42% increase in daily active usersand a 280% increase in messages sent. Symphony

announcedits commitment to delivering truly secure meetings to its users later thissummer. The company also recently revealed Deutsche Bank has become one of thefirst companiesto enable the Symphony Connect Solution for secure chat and collaboration withits clients via WhatsApp.

About Symphony

Established in 2014, Symphony is the cloud-basedmessaging and collaboration platform that securely connects markets,organizations and individuals. Powered by a growing and open app ecosystem, andprotected with customer-controlled encryption key infrastructure, Symphony'scommunications platform increases workflow productivity while maintainingglobal regulatory compliance. Already the platform of choice for the financialservices industry, Symphony unifies the enterprise workflow to boostproductivity in any information-centric business.

Symphony currently has over525,000 users from more than 340 companies worldwide, powering over 60 millionmonthly messages.

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