Sesame Bankhall Group has promoted Martin Schultheiss to the newly-created role of chief operating officer.
Schultheiss joined the firm in January as strategic implementation director and will now take on a wider remit with responsibility for strategy, operations, IT, human resources, commercial and proposition development across Sesame, Bankhall and PMS.
He will be reporting to executive chairman John Cowan.
Schultheiss has a background in international business, most recently working in South Africa for The Unlimited Insurance, Nedbank Corporate Division and Harcourts International.
He also has experience working as a consultant for HSBC, Westpac, Lloyds TSB, Bank of Beroda, Mashreq Bank and Liberty Life.
Cowan says: “Our business has made great strides in recent years. It is now time to build on our strong foundations and invest in the next generation of services for our members and clients.”
“With experience gained in financial services markets around the world, Martin brings fresh strategic thinking and energy to our plans.”
Schultheiss adds: “We will be successful by embracing the opportunities being created in the new digital world, and never losing sight of our profession’s entrepreneurial spirit and the core purpose we all share: to serve our customers well and deliver the right outcomes, so that they keep coming back.”