Stu Coates: Ignition Financial’s New CTO

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August 5, 2019

Stu has more than 25 years’ experience as a software engineer for companies such as Deutsche Bank and GSK, and as a CTO of Valexa Technology (now Audatex UK), for the last 10 years.

We are delighted to welcome Stu Coates to the leadership team of Ignition Financial in the position of CTO. Starting in August, Stu will be responsible for overall strategy and implementation of new processes (including, if/where required, the use of technology) and data security.

Stu has more than 25 years’ experience as a software engineer for companies such as Deutsche Bank and GSK, and as a CTO of Valexa Technology (now Audatex UK), for the last 10 years.

Of particular note is that Stu led the design, development, release and integration of web-based software which has helped some of the world’s largest insurers manage entire supply chain processes.

Such was the quality of his and his team work that, as an SME, they consistently beat Accenture and IBM in tenders.

The team is delighted that he has chosen to join Ignition Financial, and we all look forward to seeing him in action, making our job faster and leaner with better systems and processes and adding value to our services for our clients.

On an additional note, Stu and Adam Brodie had already worked together during their years at Valexa Technologies, where Adam was CFO and led their exit being acquired by Solera Holdings, then listed on the NYSE.

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