TickSmith adds fintech veteran Mark Rodrigues to board


TickSmith, which raised $2 million to further commercialize their flagship product TickVault back in August, announced today that Mark Rodrigues has joined as a Board Member.

The Montreal-based company, which specializes in big data applications for capital markets and financial institutions, uses TickVault for data centralization and distribution, market surveillance, strategy discovery, and analytics.

Rodrigues has considerable experience in the fintech sector, and has worked globally in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Most recently, he was the Global Head of Strategic Accounts and Partnerships at Thomson Reuters. He was also a Senior Partner at Oliver Wyman, where he founded the Strategic IT Practice. Presently he works at Arma Partners as Senior Advisor, is a Board Member at ForwardLane, and a Mentor at TechStars.

“Our newest Board Member, Mark Rodrigues, embodies the mission of our company and brings immense talent, international expertise and remarkable energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have him by our side as we continue to broaden our prominence in the field,” Francis Wenzel, TickSmith CEO.

Rodrigues will be working with TickSmith to further develop their overall strategy, customer service, and global expansion.

““I am excited to be joining TickSmith on their journey as they continually develop their TickVault platform and capitalize on growing opportunities in the Capital Markets industry,” said Mark Rodrigues. “For such a young company, I was very impressed to see that they already have such a dynamic team, incredible technology and a great customer service track record.”

Rodrigues is based primarily in New York, but divides his time between London as well. TickSmith already has a presence in both cities, but after their funding news in August CIO David Cote expressed the wish to further expand there.

“We have a presence in New York and Toronto and we want to increase that presence in New York by opening an office, as well as in London,” Cote told MTLinTECH. “London we have a really strong lead over there, and for us having a permanent person working over there will really help us to close those deals.

“I am eager to work with them with their global expansion and with the recent Illuminate investment, I believe they will be booming,” said Rodrigues.

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