A 30-year veteran of the financial services and information technology industries, Richard Garnier will join GreenKey Technologies as its new Chief Revenue Officer. Effectively immediately, Garnier will oversee the company’s global sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships.
Calling Garnier a “world-class performer with an exceptional track record,” GreenKey CEO Paul Christensen pointed out that Garnier’s experience working with leading financial institutions – many of which are GreenKey clients – will be invaluable. “His energy and ability will help us scale the business and truly change the way the markets communicate,” Christensen said.
Pictured: Joe Heenan, VP of Engineering for GreenKey Technologies, during his demonstration of his company’s voice workspace technology at FinDEVr 2016 in New York.
Garnier (pictured below) is GreenKey’s second C-level hire this year; the company added former Goldman Sachs managing director Paul Christensen as its new CEO in April. Garnier comes to GreenKey from Thomson Reuters where he served in a number of leadership roles over 12 years, including Managing Director for Northern Europe. Speaking about GreenKey’s voice-as-a-service solutions, Garnier emphasized the importance of voice communications throughout the entire trading process. “There’s an incredible opportunity for GreenKey to be a positive force of disruption in the financial markets, and I’m delighted to play a role in that fintech revolution,” he said.
Founded in 2013 and based in Chicago, GreenKey won the “Most Promising Sell-Side Start Up” award from Waters Technology last year, and was included in Built In Chicago’s “50 Chicago startups to watch in 2016” list this February. The company’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network provides more than 300 banks, brokerages, and trading firms with a voice workspace that makes voice communication secure, compliant, and more cost-effective. Its Instant Messenger Aggregator, which will help ensure compliance for professionals at financial institutions who use popular messaging apps, is expected to launch in early May. The company presented its technology at FinDEVr New York 2016.