Informa Financial Intelligence Adds to Outstanding Human Capital with New Hires and Promotions

Oct 5, 2016

New Lineup Adds Depth to Sales and Customer Service Efforts

Boston, MA, October 05, 2016 – Informa Financial Intelligence, a leading provider of solutions for financial services professionals, has made a number of key promotions and additions to its sales organization with the appointments of Michelle Gaertner as Global Head of Partnerships & Strategic Alliances; Jon McGrath as Director of SME Accounts, Americas; Stephen McCollum as Director of Sales, Europe and APAC; Holly Meacham as Global Head of Key Accounts; Shea Merville, as Director of Client Services; Brian Richards as Director of Sales, Americas and Chris Volpe as Director of Corporate Accounts, Americas.

“This is an exciting time at Informa as we establish the Financial Intelligence brand and continue to evolve our portfolio of solutions and services,” said Craig Woodward, Global Head of Sales & Client Services, Informa Financial Intelligence. “The talent and abilities of these highly-experienced professionals will be invaluable as we strive to become even more closely aligned with the informational and research needs of the fund and wealth managers, bankers, insurers and analysts who rely on Informa to help them make more informed business decisions faster.”

Michelle Gaertner has been hired as Global Head of Partnerships & Strategic Alliances. Previously she was Strategic Account Manager—Global Lead Wealth Management with Thomson Reuters—North America.

Stephen McCollum has been promoted to Director of Sales, Europe and APAC. He was previously Global Head of Sales for the Informa Global Markets (IGM) business unit.

Jon McGrath is Informa’s new Director of SME Accounts, Americas. McGrath has several years of sales experience at Thomson Reuters, most recently as a Major Sales Account Manager for the Financial & Risk Compliance team.

Holly Meacham has joined the team as Global Head of Key Accounts. Previously she had been Global Business Director at Thomson Reuters where she was responsible for a $100 million global book of business comprised of financial institutions and corporations domiciled in the Americas.

Shea Merville, is now Director of Client Services, having been promoted from Senior Vice President, Client Reporting and Wealth IQ Services at the Informa Investment Solutions business unit.

Brian Richards who steps into the role of Director of Sales, Americas has been with Informa for 17 years. He previously served as Senior Vice President for the Informa Research Services business unit.

Chris Volpe will serve as Director of Corporate Accounts, Americas for Informa Financial Intelligence. He joined the firm last year as Senior Vice President, Account Management for the Informa Investment Solutions business unit after having served as a fixed income business manager and corporate strategist with Thomson Reuters.

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