Fast growth fintech TradeCore today announces the appointment of Leon Stevens as the business’s new Chief Revenue Officer. Stevens, an experienced senior executive has been responsible for supporting venture funding and operational scale at multiple fast-growth fintechs, brings over 25 years of industry expertise in the software and services industry to the role, and has vast experience leading and building sales teams at blue chip enterprises such as Salesforce.com, IBM, HP, BMC and Symantec.
The announcement comes as TradeCore embarks on a new period of rapid growth, with the business recruiting some of the industries best talent to help compliment its expansion strategy. Leon joins the business with a wealth of experience in helping organisations realise their growth opportunities and will support in the deployment of TradeCore’s financial applications and solutions.
Prior to joining TradeCore Stevens was Chief Revenue Officer for FintechOS, a cloud-based Fintech focused application creation platform. Previous to that, Stevens was Global Vice President (VP) and GM for BMC Software’s Remedyforce cloud operation and has also held positions including CSO & GM at Thunderhead, a native SaaS financial application provider, and Vice President at Salesforce.com where he led the banking and insurance team.
The new appointment follows closely behind the UK launch of TradeCore’s new fintech platform, which acts as a one-stop-shop for fintech start-ups looking to accelerate their go to market strategy. The TradeCore platform aligns technologies, integrating with ecosystem partners including Modulr, ComplyAdvantage and TrueLayer, enabling fintechs to access best-in-class technology, without having to invest individually in complex and costly back-end processes.
Research suggests that it can take fintech start-ups up to two years finding, selecting and contracting with different vendors before they’re ready to enter the market. TradeCore’s central ecosystem is set to revolutionise the way fintechs go to market and further innovates the industry.
Speaking about his appointment Leon Stevens says: “TradeCore is bringing a unique proposition to the UK fintech scene, creating a one-stop-shop for new fintechs looking to enter the market. Through harnessing the TradeCore platform, they can access the technologies they need to establish and grow their operations, but at significantly less cost.
“I’m excited to be joining the team during this period of sustained growth. I will be helping to establish further partnerships, so that TradeCore can continue to create applications that will futureproof the business for years to come.”
Stefan Pajkovic, founder and CEO at TradeCore comments: “TradeCore is on a mission to help connect emerging fintechs with innovative technology to help them grow their operations and get to market much quicker, more cost effectively. To achieve this goal we need the best minds in the business that can help deploy the right solutions, strike the best partnerships and enhance our growth opportunities.
“We are delighted to welcome Leon to the team. He joins us with a wealth of valuable experience and will help us continue to scale our business and reach our potential. For our customers this new appointment shows how committed we are to developing our organization into one of the most established fintechs out there.”