Calypso welcomes Richard Bentley as chief product and engineering officer

Provider of cloud-enabled solutions and managed services for financial markets, Calypso Technology Inc., has announced that Richard Bentley has joined the company as chief product and engineering officer.

He will oversee product management, engineering and quality assurance, and will also serve as a member of the executive committee.

Based in London, Bentley will report directly to Calypso’s CEO, Didier Bouillard.

Bentley commented on the new role: “I am very excited to be joining Calypso at this point in the company’s development. Based on a common core platform, Calypso has developed a broad portfolio of mission-critical solutions, which can be deployed flexibly in customer or cloud environments.

“This functional breadth, combined with a strong focus on customer experience and success, is entirely aligned with banks’ need for a trusted provider capable of supporting multiple areas of their business.”

Richard will work closely with Tej Sidhu, Calypso’s CTO, on the delivery of the company’s ambitious technology and innovation roadmap.

Sidhu commented: “We are seeing many firms adopting cloud-first strategies, affirming our investment in ensuring our solutions are cloud-ready. Partnering with Richard, I will be able to focus much more of my time on executing and evolving our strategy in this critical area, ensuring we can support our customers flexibly whether they adopt on-cloud, on-premise or hybrid architectures.”

For the last five years Bentley served as CPO for Ullink (now part of Itiviti), and was a member of the founding team of Apama (now part of Software AG) in 2000.

Calypso’s CEO, Didier Bouillard, said of the team change: “As we continue to scale the business, we must continue to add experienced professionals at all levels of the company, including the executive committee. In addition to the industry knowledge and product experience Richard brings, having worked very successfully with him for several years at Ullink, I know he is also endowed with skills and perspectives that are highly complementary to our existing team.”