Malcolm Thomas Joins Innovative Financial Group as New Head of Business Development

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Brian Heapps, President of Innovative Financial Group and former President of John Hancock’s broker-dealer Signator Investors, Inc., announced the addition of Malcolm Thomas as their new Head of Business Development. Thomas was on Heapps’ leadership team while they were both at Signator. Malcolm will immediately step in and take over the acquisition and growth strategy including the expansion of IFG’ s National Network of Advisors and the MyRemoteFA® business.

Thomas joins IFG after spending the past two years as Director of Advisor Success at XY Planning Network, where he led the resource platform that catered to the growth and expansion of over 1200 fee-only fiduciary financial planners and their firms. Prior to joining XY Planning Network, Malcolm was the Head of Business Development

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Ternio Joins Visa’s Fast Track Program As New Enablement Partner

ATLANTA, GA – October 13th, 2020. The global fintech platform Ternio, announced today that it has joined Visa’s Fast Track program as a cryptocurrency focused enablement partner. By becoming part of Visa’s Fast Track program, Ternio will be able to make it quicker and easier for fintechs to leverage Visa’s global payments network and introduce new crypto-friendly payment experiences. Ternio’s existing Blockcard platform provides users a seamless way to interact with cryptocurrencies using linked debit cards and bank accounts which can act as an easy on and off-ramp from fiat to cryptocurrencies.

“We are excited to partner with Ternio as a cryptocurrency focused enablement partner that can help fintechs of all sizes access the reach, scale and security of the Visa network,” said Terry Angelos, Visa’s Global Head of Fintech. “Ternio’s focus and expertise in the crypto ecosystem will help Fast Track companies focused on digital currencies to

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TBM Consulting Joins Vanguard Software’s Growing Network of Channel Partners

CARY, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vanguard Software announced today that TBM Consulting will join their rapidly expanding network of global channel partners.

“TBM Consulting’s core philosophy revolves around speed and agility,” said Nathan Goldstein, Director of Channel Management at Vanguard Software. “That focus, combined with their vast expertise in supply chain planning processes and best practices across manufacturing and distribution industry segments makes them an ideal fit for our partner program, where customer value is maximized through the combination of a continuous improvement approach and market-leading predictive planning technology.”

“Partnering with Vanguard will enhance our ability to help our customers automate their supply chain planning process while improving forecast accuracy. Results include: reduction in operating costs and stockouts, and improved customer satisfaction,” said Brian Cromer, Managing Director of Global Supply Chain at TBM. “It’s always been our philosophy to leverage technologies that deliver the greatest

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Verizon Business joins the CyberWire’s industry partnership program

“The CyberWire team has always been impressed by the depth and breadth of the security expertise on the Verizon team, and we’re excited to be partnering with them,” said Peter Kilpe, the CyberWire’s CEO and Executive Editor. “Verizon Business brings an invaluable perspective to our programs, along with unique insights and analysis that are critical to security professionals and business leaders alike.”

“Increasing awareness on key cybersecurity issues remains a priority and we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and insights with the listeners from around the world via the CyberWire’s program,” said John Loveland, Global Head of Cyber Security Strategy, Verizon Business.

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Ternio Joins Visa’s Fast Track Program as New Enablement Partner

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The global fintech platform Ternio, announced today that it has joined Visa’s Fast Track program as a cryptocurrency focused enablement partner. By becoming part of Visa’s Fast Track program, Ternio will be able to make it quicker and easier for fintechs to leverage Visa’s global payments network and introduce new crypto-friendly payment experiences. Ternio’s existing Blockcard platform provides users a seamless way to interact with cryptocurrencies using linked debit cards and bank accounts which can act as an easy on and off-ramp from fiat to cryptocurrencies.

“We are excited to partner with Ternio as a cryptocurrency-focused enablement partner that can help fintechs of all sizes access the reach, scale and security of the Visa network,” said Terry Angelos, Visa’s Global Head of Fintech. “Ternio’s focus and expertise in the crypto ecosystem will help Fast Track companies focused on digital currencies to

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TBM Consulting Joins Vanguard Software’s Growing Network of Channel Partners | News

CARY, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vanguard Software announced today that TBM Consulting will join their rapidly expanding network of global channel partners.

“TBM Consulting’s core philosophy revolves around speed and agility,” said Nathan Goldstein, Director of Channel Management at Vanguard Software. “That focus, combined with their vast expertise in supply chain planning processes and best practices across manufacturing and distribution industry segments makes them an ideal fit for our partner program, where customer value is maximized through the combination of a continuous improvement approach and market-leading predictive planning technology.”

“Partnering with Vanguard will enhance our ability to help our customers automate their supply chain planning process while improving forecast accuracy. Results include: reduction in operating costs and stockouts, and improved customer satisfaction,” said Brian Cromer, Managing Director of Global Supply Chain at TBM. “It’s always been our philosophy to leverage technologies that deliver the greatest

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Envoy Group joins R3’s Venture Development programme


Envoy Group has joins R3’s Venture Development programme, the start-up growth and business development program of the enterprise software firm, R3, to support Envoy as it approaches the pilot phase of its trade finance platform.

Envoy’s solution is built on R3’s enterprise blockchain platform, Corda, and has been working with R3’s technical team on the product. Now Envoy Group will also have full access to the benefits of R3 Venture’s development program that provides extensive technical support, mentorship, accelerator and customer opportunities.

The pilot phase is expected to be launched at the end of this year. Envoy will engage R3 to gain access to R3’s network of potential customers, investors and financial institutions.

Envoy’s mission is to use blockchain technologies to bring significant efficiencies to global supply chain and trade finance. Envoy’s trade finance platform will accelerate the $17 trillion annual global trade flows into the digital age

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Ludovic Blanquet Joins smartTrade as Chief Product and Strategic Planning Officer

LONDON & AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–smartTrade Technologies today announces that Ludovic Blanquet has joined as Chief Product and Strategic Planning Officer. Ludovic will support smartTrade to deliver world class integrated eTrading solutions.

Ludovic brings 20 years of industry experience to the role. He joins from Finastra where he was the Global Head of Product Strategy across its five lines of business. Prior to this, he built Credit Agricole APAC’s global equities trading platform and was APAC regional director for SmartStream, a corporate banking software vendor. Ludovic has experience working across multiple international markets having lived in Tokyo, London and Singapore during his career.

Ludovic will help shape smartTrade’s vision to deliver the leading cross-asset eTrading solution, capitalising on its market leading eFX LiquidityFX (LFX) cloud offering. Now based in London, Ludovic will lead a team of strategy and product managers responsible for designing and delivering on the future product

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AFB Consulting Joins Forces with Asset Based Consulting to Enhance Organizational Accessibility and Inclusion Services

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AFB Consulting, the consulting arm of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), and Asset Based Consulting, a leader in building capacity for disability inclusion programs, today jointly announced a partnership that will benefit both organizations’ clients. The partnership seeks to enhance both organizational disability inclusion initiatives as well as accessibility and digital inclusion measures. 

Now more than ever, businesses and organizations are working to improve their diversity and inclusion programs– areas in which both AFB Consulting and Asset Based Consulting excel. Through this partnership, clients will be able to leverage expertise from both organizations to create a robustly inclusive work environment for all employees by combining organizational and cultural disability diversity training services of Asset Based Consulting with expert digital accessibility training and workplace solutions from AFB Consulting.

“We strongly believe disability is an asset, and this partnership will allow Asset Based

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3D Visualization and Furniture Industry Expert, John ‘JT’ Thompson Joins DreamView as Senior Director, Enterprise Business Development

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DreamView, a world leader in the creation of photoreal 3D CGI representations of products for marketing and eCommerce, proudly announces the hiring of John “JT” Thompson. In his role as Sr. Director, Enterprise Business Development, JT will be an invaluable resource for helping retailers and manufacturers streamline asset development by leveraging DreamView’s remarkable 3D services and platform.

Thompson will report to VP of Sales, Kevin Varieur, who joined DreamView in May to help improve revenue-generating operations, expand into new industries, and position the company as an outstanding partner for clients seeking to evolve their 3D content strategy.

“We believe JT is at the top of a short list of experts who understand the 3D landscape and the challenges faced by enterprise retail and manufacturing executives seeking to adopt these technologies in a meaningful way,” said Varieur. “We’re excited to

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