Skills and expertise bolster the team as company continues to grow
London and Luxembourg, 3 October, 2016. The B2 Group, provider of cloud based payments, FX and funds STP software and consultancy solutions to administrators, transaction banks and corporates across the globe today announced the appointment of Bill Wrest to the position of Director, Strategy and Business Development.
“In the past year, especially with the launch of our award winning Multi-Bank Integrator automated banking integration platform for cash and treasury, The B2 Group has grown considerably. With corporate, asset management and banking clients relying on B2 more and more for business critical processes, the need for senior practitioners with in-depth expertise in the payments and asset management sectors means the time is right for a director level appointment and I am delighted that Bill has accepted the position with us. Bill brings a wealth of experience to the B2 team and has a unique eye for innovation combined with a pragmatic approach to banking that will benefit both our clients and our own business greatly,” comments Phil Boland, CEO, The B2 Group.
In his new role, Wrest is responsible for The B2 Group’s strategy and roll out of new products, as well as managing key client accounts. With over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, Wrest possesses significant expertise in cash and treasury as well as asset management, having worked with major investment banking institutions including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays. Wrest, an acknowledged market expert, currently chairs the TISA Technology and Innovation Policy Council and will continue to actively participate in market initiatives on behalf of The B2 Group going forward. He also has a long association with The B2 Group, having been instrumental in the implementation of the B2 team’s first STP payments solution, deployed between State Street Bank and Bank of America back in 2003.
“I am extremely pleased to accept this key role within The B2 Group,” adds Wrest “as my new responsibilities are a very good fit for my expertise and experience. We have superb teams in Luxembourg and London, a great partner network, and with the growing customer base and maturity of our products and services these are indeed exciting times for the company. I look forward to playing an important role in delivering innovative high-value solutions to our clients and contributing to the on-going evolution of The B2 Group”.