Paratus hires third board director
Williams joins from Deutsche Bank where she performed the role of chief technology officer for the asset and wealth management sales organisation and led the AWM client experience strategic initiative globally.
She has over 26 years of experience across a broad range of technology disciplines with companies such as Goldman Sachs, UBS, the London Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
Apart from responsibility for the overall IT architecture across Paratus AMC’s businesses, Williams will be leading the immediate enhancements to FHL’s servicing system, which include the new broker portal currently in development, as well as building system capabilities in line with the growth aspirations of the business.
Her arrival is the third board level appointment at Paratus AMC this year, after those of John van Kuffeler as non executive chairman in July and Simon Bayley as commercial director in September.
As well as launching FHL this year, Paratus AMC also took a majority stake in peer to peer lender Funding Empire in July, among other initiatives.
Hans Geberbauer, chief executive officer at Paratus AMC, said “We are building a company which will not only become one of the significant players in the market but will also be here for the long term.
“To achieve that goal, we are putting together a strong and experienced senior management team made up of proven experts in their fields.
“That is why I am delighted to welcome Roulla Williams to Paratus as our newest board member. Her expertise and leadership in the IT field will ensure that we have the technology framework to help provide the highest level of service to our clients, corporate and individual, both now and into the future.”
Williams said: “Paratus AMC is a company with an exciting future and I am looking forward to playing a part in helping to shape its success. The UK lending market is on an upward development curve and Paratus is in a strong position to play a leading role in the future direction of the sector.”