Ignition Advice appoints Darren Speirs as Business Development Director for APAC region

Ignition Advice appoints Darren Speirs as Business Development Director for APAC region

Ignition Advice, a global leader in digital advice technology, has appointed Darren Speirs (pictured) as Business Development Director for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

In this role, Speirs will be responsible for driving sales and developing strategic partnerships to expand Ignition’s presence in the APAC market.

Speirs has over 25 years in the Australian wealth management industry, most recently as head of portfolio solutions at Bravura Solutions. His experience also includes Westpac and Macquarie Bank.

Speirs will be based in Sydney and report to Eric Welsby, Ignition’s chief commercial officer.

Terry Donohoe, Ignition Group CEO, said, “Darren has an extensive background in successfully delivering sales growth and building client relationships. His deep understanding of the APAC wealth technology market from advice through to member administration will be instrumental in furthering our successes in the region, which are a core part of our global growth strategy as the leading global advice technology for financial services institutions.

Ignition’s unique and purpose built, omni-channel digital advice platform has been engineered for financial services institutions, delivering transformational efficiencies and scalability to our global clients.  The platform enables increased agility at scale and optimisation of advice distribution channels which ultimately empowers financial services institutions to deliver greater volumes of financial advice through enhanced customer experiences,”  Donohoe said.

Darren Speirs said, “I am looking forward to working with the team to build Ignition as the market leadingSaaS advice specialist for institutions that need to quickly and efficiently scale their advice propositions across multiple distribution models.”