Mike Feely joins as the company’s first full time Chief Financial Officer.  Mike has over 20 years’ experience in finance roles with particular emphasis on the Telecoms, Media and Technology sector. Previously Mike was Finance Director at Telstra EMEA. Prior to this he specialised in working with companies  experiencing  periods of high growth and investment in European markets.  Mike trained as a Chartered accountant with BDO and was an Audit Manager for Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Mike says “Excelian has a tremendous track record of growth. Now, with our clients facing an increasingly tough combination of regulatory and IT infrastructure requirements, we are ideally placed to continue both immediate and long-term high levels of further growth.  There is clear demand for our services not just in the UK but particularly overseas, where we are well placed to maximise our existing local presence and reputation for delivery, particularly in Africa and the APAC region.  Personally, I was also attracted by the fact that Excelian is a privately owned company with a very able management team and that it is so committed to growing its staff, which you can see from the sheer amount of reinvestment we put in our people through career development and investing in the business itself. I’m excited to be here and look forward to working with all business areas to ensure we achieve our next ambitious phase of growth and profitability.”

Simon Patston joins as the company’s new Head of Australia. Simon joins with 13 years’ investment banking experience, most recently as Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Technology, Australia for RBS. Simon says “I am tremendously excited about the prospects for Excelian in Australia and the wider region.  We already have a great team here as well as an established track record of trusted delivery. That’s a strong platform from which to build and I am keen to exploit all the opportunities we can now open up. Australia is key to our presence in APAC and expansion here will allow us to estend our expertise and assistance to both existing and new clients across the region."

Joint CEO Adrian Marshall comments “Both these appointments are absolutely key to delivering our plans for growth and success, particularly outside the UK. It is critical that we move to the next phase of our development with a strong senior team in place and I’m delighted to welcome both Mike and Simon on board.”

Notes to Editors

Established in 2001, Excelian is regularly cited as one of the UK’s fastest growing privately owned companies. The company specialises in technology infrastructure solutions for capital markets, commodities, insurance and e-gaming clients and its capital markets practice includes one of the largest independent Murex consultancies in the world.  Excelian currently has a turnover of c £25 million, with around 250 staff working out of 20 countries and its established regional hubs in France, South Africa and Australia or its satellite offices in Tokyo, Singapore and New York.  Excelian features in the 2012 Investec / Real Business Hot Business 100 (the second time it has been listed) and has previously featured in the Sunday Times Fast Track /Tech Track listings for 2008, 2009, 2010, as well as in the Sunday Times International Track 2010 and the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in 2007, 2008 and 2009.  The company has established one of the largest learning and development programmes in the sector, including a bespoke executive leadership programme developed with Cass Business School and formally achieved 1* Best Companies 2012 accreditation in January 2012.
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