JHC hires ex-Dion Head Ron Tomlinson to bolster development delivery

Wealth management fintech firm JHC Systems (JHC), has hired Ron Tomlinson as Head of Solutions Development. Formerly Global Head of Development of Wealth and Post Trade at Dion, Ron brings unrivalled experience heading up wealth management product development teams. He will report to Chief Financial Officer, Gareth Anderson.

Tomlinson’s varied career has given him an understanding of the daily pain points and pressures clients face, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory landscape. He spent more than 10 years at Dion, where he was responsible for all product development relating to wealth management clients, latterly overseeing post trade processing solution Nova. Before this he was a solutions architect/lead developer at Burns e-Commerce Solutions, but his career was made at Xansa, where he worked on the “Year 2000 Problem” (or Millennium Bug) advising businesses such as Barclays.

Commenting on the news, Ron Tomlinson said:

MiFID II is here, but it’s now time to see this as an opportunity not a hindrance. Wealth managers are going to have to be technically supported. In the current climate, JHC is the only vendor out there who can do that. This, alongside the ambitious people I met through the hiring process and the company’s impressive growth plans, was why I had to join. I’ve spent the last 15 years leading teams in the wealth management technology space and am passionate about software development. I look forward to working with a company who match my enthusiasm.

John Blackman CEO, JHC added:

We are delighted that after more than a decade at Dion Ron has decided to join JHC, further improving our development capabilities and enabling even better client support. Ron has an impressive track record of managing wealth management development teams. Coupled with his detailed knowledge of regulatory challenges and experience delivering time critical software developments in a complex environment, he’s a natural fit for us. Looking to the future, Ron has knowledge and experience of a wide number of jurisdictions which will add invaluable insight for JHC’s global expansion.

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