LONDON / AMSTERDAM June 1, 2021 – LeadingMile Consulting (“LeadingMile”), a European, full-service consultancy firm specialising in solution implementation for the alternative investment sector, is pleased to announce their expansion to the United Kingdom.
Lloyd Dean, a former eFront and Charles River Development executive, joins Amsterdam based LeadingMile Consulting, bringing his broad experience in financial services and alternative investments to establish and expand its London office.
As the new UK Country Director for LeadingMile Consulting, Lloyd will focus on strategic offerings within the UK as well as setting up and maintaining partnerships throughout the UK and Channel Islands. Having previously worked as the Director of Implementations for Charles River Development and as Head of Professional Services for BlackRock’s eFront UK, Lloyd has accumulated over 20+ years of experience in senior management and with implementing fintech solutions across the asset management arena.
“We are extremely excited here at LeadingMile that Lloyd is joining our organisation as Country Director for the UK. We have known each other for many years, and we firmly believe that his vast experience and track record in the market will allow us to fulfil our international ambitions. Not just towards the large UK market but beyond”, says Martijn Voorhaar, founder and CEO of LeadingMile, which in the Netherlands has grown over 50% year-on-year, including in 2020.
LeadingMile aims to bring cutting edge technology to a traditional niche, an ambition where, similar to the alternative investment market itself, there is a need to expand while driving down costs. “We have operated at the front line from that perspective from the moment we launched, providing cost saving niche solutions and enabling clients to fulfil their ambitions,” says Voorhaar. “The vast experience Lloyd brings will mean we can further tailor our offerings to key clients. At the same time, we are taking a big step entering the post-Brexit UK market. We do so with great confidence, seeing how the UK is leading the way towards a post-COVID 19 society. We believe our timing is therefore right as we aim to expand our business further,” adds the LeadingMile CEO.
ABOUT LLOYD DEAN
Lloyd Dean is a well-known and respected executive in the asset management Fintech industry. He has accumulated over 20 years experience in the implementation and management of traditional and alternative asset management and banking software solutions spanning back, middle and front-office functions.
As Director of Implementations with Charles River, Lloyd was responsible for the EMEA region, building and leading a team of 30 implementation consultants and project managers. As Head of Professional services, a role he has held with companies such as the Milestone Group and BlackRock-owned eFront, Lloyd was tasked with managing teams of consultants and growing the businesses to the next level. He has been responsible for the hiring, growing and development of professional services teams whose aim is to provide quality consulting, technical and development services to facilitate software delivery for packaged, SaaS and configured solutions.
As the new UK Country Director for LeadingMile Consulting, Lloyd will focus on strategic offerings within the UK as well as establishing and maintaining partnerships throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands.
LeadingMile is a dynamic, full-service consultancy firm specialising in solution implementation. We focus on the alternative investment sector, also serving the wider financial industry, including businesses in the asset management, wealth, pension, banking, and insurance sectors. Our consultants cover data, technology, strategy, business change, and testing, and bring the right sensitivity to problem-solving and solution provision.
As seasoned alternative investment professionals, we bring exceptional human capital, services, and technology to meet wide-ranging business and IT needs, whether it is system implementation, business intelligence, data migration, project management, BPO or asset based consulting.