Napier, an intelligent compliance platform and provider of advanced financial crime risk management solutions, announced the appointment of Julian Clarke as its new Global Head of Corporate Development. Clarke will work closely with Napier’s CEO, Greg Watson, to develop a strategy for the firm’s third-party distribution, including partnerships and alliances.
This key hire signals the next phase of the firm’s already thriving partners programme, which has been built and is overseen by Napier’s Global Head of Partnerships, Melissa Warren.
Securing partnerships and third-party alliances, the UK-headquartered SaaS provider will leverage the expertise of regional networks to deliver its solutions with greater customisation according to local regulations, implementation needs, risk landscapes and cultural nuances.
What does Clarke bring to Napier in the new role?
Julian Clarke’s addition to the Napier team brings considerable expertise in corporate development, gained from over 20 years at the likes of Capgemini, Sopra Steria and, most recently, as Fenergo’s Vice President and Head of Global Partners and Alliances.
Continuing the award-winning RegTech’s trajectory of aggressive expansion, corporate development under Clarke will form a key pillar of Napier’s growth strategy over the next several years, with a view to solidify its presence in markets and expand its global footprint.
What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?
“As Napier continues to grow, partnerships and alliances will form a key part of our strategy in delivering a superior customer experience and help our clients build the most effective financial crime risk management ecosystem. We are thrilled to have Julian oversee this drive which will broaden our offering by complementing our highly flexible technology with strategically-chosen partners, products and services,” said Greg Watson, CEO at Napier.
“It is tremendously exciting to join Napier at this point of its expansion. As a market-leading vendor offering exceptional technology to combat financial crime, Napier is in an excellent position to build upon and foster new relationships to create a world-class distribution network to deliver the best services and new opportunities for our clients,” said Clarke.
With presence in key financial markets such as North America, the Middle East, the UK, Europe, and the APAC, Napier serves over 200 enterprise clients including banks, payment providers, asset managers, FX, gaming, crypto exchanges and other financial institutions.