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novastone is a sophisticated messaging platform to enhance and deepen your most valuable client relationships.

Our vision

Mobile instant messaging has revolutionised the way we communicate. It is fast replacing traditional email correspondence with real-time conversations. People now expect to be able to chat instantly, anytime and anywhere, via easy-to-use unobtrusive technology.

For businesses, whose value proposition is built upon a high-touch and highly-personalised client experience, instant messaging has opened up a new intimate engagement channel that implies and reinforces a closer relationship with clients in a more efficient way.

Faced with increasing levels of fraud, there is also a growing recognition that email no longer meets the needs of organisations that rely on secure and verified communication with their clients. When instructions and the transfer of certain confidential information can no longer be made by email, the process becomes more inefficient. The resulting phone calls and use of other communication channels take up more time and compromise the client experience.

However, for instant messaging to be a viable alternative to email, it needs to be secure and easy-to-use, as well as enabling efficient, confidential and compliant conversations.

novastone’s white label messaging solution is built for high value customer interactions and moves these relationships from the inbox into a conversation.

 

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Our products


communicate
securely with
your clients

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built by
financial industry
experts

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increasing
client/customer
engagement

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to help
monitor, capture
and report

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Meet The Team

Douglas Orr

Douglas Orr

Douglas Orr

Founder

With 20 years of entrepreneurial background including successful exits, Douglas Orr has founded world-renowned businesses and created revolutionary new technology in both the retail and financial industries. Douglas is also an Angel Investor and has acted as a judge on behalf of ABC Startup at Google Campus for technology start-ups.

Curt Hopkins

Curt Hopkins

Curt Hopkins

Chief Operating Officer

As an executive who helps tech companies scale and achieve their potential, Curt has occupied a series of senior executive and non-executive leadership roles. These include CEO of Telenomics, CEO of Redeem, as well as UK managing director of Vodafone Business Services, and the founding CFO of emerging market telecommunications start-up Nursat.

Ravi Nar

Ravi Nar

Ravi Nar

Chief Technology Officer

With over 15 years of experience working with technology and business teams, Ravi is a senior technology leader who has a proven background building software development and support teams with start-ups to FTSE 100 companies including easyJet, Bookatable, AECOM and Egg.

Olivier Adam

Olivier Adam

Olivier Adam

Chief Customer Officer

Olivier is a senior entrepreneurial leader with over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership in successful companies such as Skrill and Hootsuite. Olivier has also been advising multiple start-ups over the years, helping dozens of companies obtain funding and, as an adviser for others, supporting them from creation all the way to successful exit.

Andrew Hodson

Andrew Hodson

Andrew Hodson

Director

A former managing director at Barclays Wealth Management with over 20 years experience in financial services, Andrew has a deep understanding of managing teams advising private clients. Having worked closely with technology entrepreneurs throughout his career and an active investor himself, Andrew is a welcomed addition to the Novastone leadership team. 


Andy Felce

Andy Felce

Andy Felce

Director

As a founding partner and member of the Global Management Committee of BTG Pactual, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge to Novastone as one of our appointed directors. Having worked with banking giants like Goldman Sachs and UBS, Andy has a primary understanding of the needs and requirements of the financial services industry.

Doug Farrand

Doug Farrand

Doug Farrand

North American operations

Doug leads our North American operations and is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience leading sales and operations teams in enterprise software and collaboration technology. Doug has also worked in wealth management at one of the top 10 North American banks and has a unique appreciation for business requirements and underlying technology capabilities.

Alan Morgan

Alan Morgan

Alan Morgan

Adviser

Former partner of 28 years at McKinsey & Co. focused on Financial Services clients and also on Central Bank,Regulator and Ministry of Finance/Treasury clients in relation to Financial System Issues. Alan co-founded MMC Ventures in the early 2000 and is Chairman and Non-Executive Director for numerous fintech and more established financial services companies.

Ian Cook

Ian Cook

Ian Cook

Adviser

One of the few truly internationally recognised and respected leaders in cyber-security and intelligence, Ian has 26 years of experience in advising businesses in their strategic decisions including Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Barclays and numerous technology start-ups.

Paul Rivers-Latham

Paul Rivers-Latham

Paul Rivers-Latham

Adviser

An experienced venture capitalist specialising in the technology industry, Paul Rivers-Latham is now an active angel investor supporting innovative early stage technology companies. Successes include Bookham, BCO, CadCentre and many successful flotations in Europe and the USA.

Get in touch

For more information or a demonstration, please contact us below:

Email: enquiries@novastonemedia.com