Appointments at 1st Software

1st Software, provider of the Adviser Office software solution, has made several internal and external appointments as part of its new multi-channel distribution plans.

Following three years of record growth, the company has appointed Rory Curran to the position of executive chairman with former commercial director Mik Cons now taking over Rory&#39s role as managing director.

Three channel managers, each with responsibility for a different market sector: financial planning and wealth management, employee benefits, and mortgages, have also been appointed, along with a corporate account manager.

Rory Curran, executive chairman, says: “The economic and regulatory changes that are rapidly shaping the future of the retail financial advice market offer huge opportunities to technology companies to assist advisers in building profitable businesses.

“Whilst we will remain firmly committed to this, we equally need to diversify – particularly as our market share is now approaching 50% in the IFA desktop arena. The new roles and appointments we have made will ensure we are able to apply specialist knowledge to each sector of the financial services technology market and build solutions which continue to lead their field.”

Tony D&#39Agostino, formerly business development manager for the insurance sector of Logica CMG&#39s finance division, has joined the company as a corporate account manager.

Tessa Froggatt has been appointed as partnership manager &#45 employee benefits, and Nick Bowler has been appointed as partnership manager &#45 financial planning.