September 17, 2020 – The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the placement of Michel Jacobs as chief sales officer of Technisys. He will lead the company’s sales efforts globally with a focus in the U.S.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with Technisys to recruit an accomplished chief sales officer like Michel Jacobs,” said Paul Millard, managing partner of The Millard Group. “His track record of success in banking tech will add great go-to-market leadership to a Technisys team that already has strong momentum in the core and digital banking market.”
“The hiring of Michel Jacobs during these special times is testament to our company’s strength and commitment to growth in the North American market,” said Miguel Santos, co-founder and CEO at Technisys. “It’s an exciting time for Technisys, and we know that Michel and this team of seasoned professionals is going to help take our company to the next level.” Technisys has continued to demonstrate strong growth despite the COVID-19 crisis with 120 new hires.
Mr. Jacobs previously served as executive vice president of digital and payments and global sales with iGTB, a global corporate transaction banking solution provider. Before that, he held a range of executive roles with FIS in Jacksonville, FL, leading strategic solution development, enterprise sales and enterprise product strategy. He also has led multiple channel, core banking and payment transformation projects in the U.S. and globally.
Technisys is an innovative digital banking company helping established banks to transform to digital, and challenger, neo banks and fintech companies jump-start. It offers a digital engagement accelerator and next-gen core banking platform that allows banks to differentiate by adapting to changing consumer behaviors and become an integral part of their customers’ lives.
“Technisys is proving itself as a world class digital banking platform provider and I’m thrilled to be joining the team,” said Mr. Jacobs. “I believe that Technisys has a strong business model and a great opportunity to help more banks and FIs in North America deliver exceptional digital banking experiences. The end-to-end capabilities of Cyberbanks’s next gen core and engagement accelerator can really enable banks to become an integral part of their customers’ lifestyles.”
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Craig Millard leads the firm’s infrastructure technology practice, which includes networking, internet, IoT, broadband, cloud and cybersecurity team. Prior to co-founding The Millard Group, he worked for a New York-based search firm, Brandon Becker Associates, where he led the high-tech search practice aimed at the fast-growing networking sector.
Paul Millard leads the firm’s executive search group and SaaS software practices. “We are a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on technology,” said Mr. Millard, who launched the enterprise software practice at Brandon Becker Associates before founding The Millard Group. “We’ve been part of the tech industry for over 20 years and we’ve been part of its evolution, so we understand what it takes to be a success in the tech world.”
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