novastone appoints a former Director at Barclays as Chief Technology Officer

A former Director at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, Peter Reading joins novastone as Chief Technology Officer. As part of his responsibilities, Peter will assume ownership of product development, focusing initially on developing our WealthChat offering.

With more than 15 years experience implementing technology-led change, Peter understands what it takes to help complex organisations leverage large-scale CRM platforms to engage their most valuable clients in a more meaningful way.

At Barclays, and prior to that at Accenture and Deutsche Bank, Peter was instrumental in helping companies leverage leading-edge technology to improve organisational performance and the client experience.

Peter has crafted solutions utilising all of the major leading CRM packaged software applications (Salesforce, MicroSoft Dynamics, Siebel) as well as bespoke client-facing portal applications in financial services.

“With a unique understanding of wealth management technology and its application within the financial sector, Peter adds considerable bench-strength to our growing team.” Douglas Orr Founder & CEO novastone.

WealthChat builds trusted relationships and efficient client management within the wealth advisory industries. A personal, on-brand mobile centric chat platform, WealthChat enables time efficient, secure communication and document sharing between the client, advisor and the organisation.

In the press: Andrew Hodson and Craig Crawford join novastone

The news of novastone’s recent team expansion has travelled fast. Recently, both Marketing Money and Fundweb have featured the appointments of Andrew Hodson as Director and Craig Crawford as Advisor.

Andrew Hodson, former Managing Director at Barclays’ Wealth Management, joins novastone to focus on our latest product, WealthChat. With over 20 years in the financial industry, Andrew’s experience and network is invaluable to the growth and development of this bespoke wealth management advisory platform. WealthChat allows immediate private and secure chat with seamless integration of conversation, content and advice across devices and with existing CRM platforms.

Meanwhile, Craig Crawford has been instrumental in the success of ShopChat, which has enabled small businesses and leading fashion retailers to communicate with VIP clients anytime, anywhere through instant chat. As former Vice President of IT Strategy, Architecture and Relationships at Burberry, Craig has been revolutionary in implementing new technologies for CRM and is a testament to ShopChat’s success.

With a strong team to develop novastone’s innovative platform and drive business growth, the opportunities for novastone are endless. Find out more about novastone, or check out the press release here.

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