Finastra Appoints Ex Calypso CPO to Lead Global Field & Customer Engagement

Finastra announced on Monday it has appointed Pedro Porfirio as its new lead of global field and customer engagement with capital markets customers and prospects. According to the fintech company, Porfirio will drive the growth of the company’s entire capital markets business line spanning treasury, capital markets, and investment management.

Prior to joining Finastra, Porfirio comes from Calypso Technology where he was named Chief Product Officer. He brings more than 25 years of experience in banking and technology. Previously, he was Head of Euro Derivative Rates at Jefferies International Ltd. and Head of EUR Rates at State Street. He has also held Director positions at Dresdner and Lehman Brothers. Commenting on Porfirio appointment, Simon Paris, Deputy CEO of Finastra, stated:

“We are thrilled that an industry luminary such as Pedro has embraced the Finastra vision for our market leading products, architecture and roadmap. He brings a wealth of expertise in the industry and understands first-hand the challenges financial institutions and capital markets are facing. He will apply his technology insight and industry experience to optimize our global strategy and solutions, enabling us to continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Pedro and his team are fundamental as we accelerate innovation across our capital markets business.”

Pedro added:

“I’m impressed by the team and the culture at Finastra and am excited to join such a visionary company. The potential for ongoing innovation in capital markets is huge, especially as the market is waking up to the realization that evolutionary transformation pays significant dividends versus a big-bang change program. The focus that Finastra has placed on building out our technology platform over the past few years as we move to cloud and micro-services is second to none and fits this evolutionary philosophy perfectly. I look forward to working with the team in supporting clients, developing future strategy and enabling the global vision for a platform-first approach.”

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