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Motive Partners launches Global Advisory Council

Motive Partners, an investment firm focused on fintech companies, has appointed a Global Advisory Council (GAC)

The council consists of: Douglas Flint CBE, Former Group Chairman of HSBC; Russell Fradin, Operating Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and former President & CEO of SunGard Data Systems; Rosemary Leith, Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation & Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center; Peter Leukert, Group CIO at Deutsche Telekom; James Neary, Managing Director of Warburg Pincus; Henry Ritchotte, former Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Bank; 
Lawrence H Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor & President Emeritus at Harvard University & 71st Secretary of the United States Treasury; John W Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft; Romesh Wadhwani, Chairman & CEO of Symphony Technology Group; and Paul Walker, former Co-Head of Technology at Goldman Sachs.
 
The GAC members will provide strategic guidance to Motive Partners and its portfolio companies and extend connectivity across technology, financial services and investment management.  Each GAC member is widely renowned as a thought-leader in their respective fields.
 
The GAC members are closely aligned with the firm’s overarching strategy with deep expertise investing, operating and innovating in financial technology and financial services. Having held senior leadership positions at some of the world’s most successful financial services and technology firms, the GAC members’ knowledge and networks extend the firm’s domain expertise and connectivity.
 
With an estimated USD4.7 trillion in revenue at risk of displacement by new tech-enabled entrants (source: Gartner) and nearly USD700 billion spent by established financial institutions on technology each year (source: Goldman Sachs), the intersection of finance and technology represents one of the most compelling and important market opportunities today.
 
Motive Partners was founded by Rob Heyvaert, former Chairman and Founder of Capco; Stephen C Daffron, former Global Head of Technology & Operations at Morgan Stanley and former CEO at Interactive Data Corporation; and Mike Hayford, former CFO of FIS and President & COO of Metavante, each sharing the collective goal of applying their extensive expertise, experience and connectivity in the financial technology arena to help businesses achieve long-term growth and value creation.
 
Other Partners include Etienne Castiaux, former CTO of FIS, and founder of Clear2Pay; Alberto Corvo, former PwC Capital Markets Technology leader; Frank Martire III, former Partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Jim O’Neill, former head of M&A at Metavante and Senior Analyst at Celent; and Andy Stewart, former co-head of BlackRock Alternative Investors.
 
The GAC will be Chaired by Rob Heyvaert, Founder of Motive Partners, and Vice-Chaired by Alastair Lukies CBE, the UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador for Financial Technology and Founding Partner of Motive Partners.
 

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