Wealth management technology provider Finantix announced today that it has appointed Christine Ciriani as its new CEO. Company co-founder and former CEO Ralf Emmerich will transition to the role of Executive Chairman.
“I am delighted to take up this leadership position at Finantix,” Ciriani said in a statement. She praised the company’s “award-winning” solutions for wealth managers, banks, and insurance companies, as well as Finantix’s “client-first culture” and strong teams. She pledged to continue working “to ensure that both our integrated and point solutions are rapidly adopted in the market to deliver the data-enabled, digitally-connected, and content-rich services today’s clients demand.”
Ciriani will continue to serve as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, a position she has held since the fall of 2019. The wealth management and professional services veteran came to Finantix in February of that year, joining Finantix’s board of directors as a non-executive director as part of the Motive Partners investment in the company. During her time at Finantix, Ciriani has helped drive talent acquisition, commercial strategy, and market positioning, overseeing expansion in Switzerland, Japan, and Australia. She also has been praised for her role in the company’s acquisition of AI and data science-based solution provider InCube earlier this year.
“Under Christine’s leadership and working with our management team, we have successfully accelerated the process of expanding our extensive portfolio of innovative products,” Emmerich said. He added that the leadership shift would enable Finantix to maximize the next phase of its evolution as a leading provider of technology solutions for the wealth management, banking, and insurance industries.
“Now is the ideal time for me to hand over the reins to Christine so she can continue to build on the strong foundations we have created.” Emmerich said.
The C-suite news follows the launch of Finantix’s latest Digital Collaboration Hub. A client servicing solution, the Hub enables institutions to establish omni-device, multi-media collaboration channels with virtual private lounges that can be used to digitally enhance client interactions. Market updates and advisories, as well as onboarding and document exchange are among the client-oriented activities possible via the Hub. Banco Itaú International is one of the FIs that has deployed the technology, offering the Hub to its U.S. and Swiss clients.
A Finovate alum since 2011, when the company debuted at FinovateEurope, Finantix was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Venezia, Vento, Italy. Acquired by Motive Partners in December 2018, Finantix won Best Front Office Solution at the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2020 in February.