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SteelEye appoints CCO

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SteelEye, a compliance technology and data analytics firm, has appointed Lee Jones as Chief Commercial Officer.

Lee brings with him over two decades’ experience in technology and sales across start-ups, private equity and large global enterprises. His appointment will help further SteelEye’s disruption of the data analytics market as it continues to expand and enhance its secure and scalable data storage platform for the benefit of its increasing list of global clients, including asset managers, hedge funds, forex and credit firms. 
 
Prior to joining SteelEye, Lee was CEO of voice and data recording and analytics firm Redbox, where he had responsibility for the development and execution of the company’s long term strategy, including growing its reseller network and customer base across EMEA, APAC and North America. Lee also held the roles of Sales Director and latterly COO at Redbox, and before joining the company spent nearly two decades in various engineering and senior sales roles at Dictaphone UK and Dictaphone International.
 
Lee’s varied expertise will help drive SteelEye’s domestic and international expansion as it capitalises on its growing number of international partnerships, client base and overseas offices, and continues the evolution of its core products and services.
 
The firm’s unique cloud-based platform offers transaction reporting, record keeping, trade reconstruction, best execution, surveillance and data analytics in a single solution. SteelEye is helping financial businesses, by leveraging innovative technology to solve new and old compliance challenges for regulations such as MiFID II, MAR, EMIR & Dodd Frank.
 
The platform has had a disruptive impact in the RegTech market, and SteelEye has been ranked in the top 20 of the 100 Most Influential FinTech Companies for 2018 by financial services and technology recruitment consultants, Harrington Starr.
 
Matt Smith (pictured), CEO at SteelEye, says: “Lee’s appointment comes at an exciting time for SteelEye as we continue to service our rapidly expanding domestic and international client base. Lee’s wealth of experience growing Redbox from a start up to one of the world’s largest voice recording companies provides a welcome addition to our leadership team. Lee shares my view of working and collaborating with our channel partners to help them service the compliance needs of the broader market.”
 
Jones says: “I am delighted to join the SteelEye team during the next stage of the evolution of the company. I look forward to using my technology and sales experience to build and enhance our client base, develop rewarding new partnerships and empower firms globally to use the data they generate to gain a business edge. It is an increasingly complex time across financial services as firms’ regulatory obligations continue to grow, so now is the time to demonstrate to the industry the potential that SteelEye’s flexible, affordable solution has and revolutionise the way these firms approach compliance in the future.”

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