Xceptor, the financial sector’s leading data automation platform provider, announced the appointment of Fleur Sohtz as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Based in New York and reporting to Michiel Verhoeven, Chief Executive Officer, Fleur will play a pivotal role in shaping Xceptor’s positioning and branding, as well as driving continued business growth.
Fleur brings a proven track record across the intersection of data, finance and technology and has previously held CMO roles at leading firms including Team8, Analytic Partners, Collibra, and Cordium (now ACA Group). She brings over 20 years’ of international experience overseeing marketing and communication functions to support growth, drive innovation and deliver new solutions to the market. She has also held senior marketing roles at top financial services organizations including Markit (now S&P Global) and Thomson Reuters (now LSEG).
Michiel Verhoeven, Chief Executive Officer at Xceptor said: “Fleur is a proven industry leader and is well recognized in both financial services and data automation. With her global mindset and deep understanding of how our international key markets operate, I look forward to her leadership in helping Xceptor usher in a new phase of growth and development.”
Fleur Sohtz, Chief Marketing Officer at Xceptor added: “Joining Xceptor at this critical juncture is a significant opportunity. The company’s distinct strategy, clear vision and ambitious long-term goals make it stand out. I am ready to apply my skills and industry knowledge to further these objectives, working closely with the team to shape our collective future.”
North America is a pivotal market for Xceptor in which it is trusted by eight of the top 15 US banks to improve their data automation processes. Based in the region, Fleur’s experience and knowledge of the US market in particular will help build this fastest growing client segment for the business. T+1 is also a major focus in North America over the coming months as the testing phase begins. Xceptor is working with financial institutions to overcome challenges that were established in T+2 environments, what the impact could be if firms modernize their technology and what successful transitioning could look like.
Xceptor has been on a growth path and has invested in its people, growing headcount by 60% across product, client success, sales, and marketing functions. This expansion has allowed Xceptor to extend its capabilities in data automation, task orchestration, and workflow automation. Fleur’s appointment comes on the back of recent C-level additions to Xceptor’s leadership team, including the appointment of a Chief HR Officer.
Our mission is to empower financial services companies to build automated processes that deliver trusted data and create better customer outcomes. At the same time, we aim to increase our clients’ productivity, reduce their time-to-market, and optimize their operational processes. We serve 18 of the top 50 global banks, including Citi Group, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, BNP Paribas, Metro Bank, Northern Trust, and State Street and support critical operational processes and data compliance, which enables our clients to focus on what’s important – seizing opportunities and driving growth. In June 2021, leading private equity firms Corsair and Astorg formed a strategic partnership with the goal of accelerating our growth. Corsair made a significant minority investment in the company, which built on Astorg’s acquisition of Xceptor in March 2021.
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