New CEO Introduced

24 Nov 2014

Demica News

Matt Wreford joins from Vernier Partners, an innovative supply chain finance business, which he founded in early 2014. As CEO Matt will develop our leading trade receivables securitisation franchise and take forward the supply chain finance (SCF) concepts he developed at Vernier, broadening our current SCF offering.

Matt has had a diverse career in the financial services industry, serving in a number of roles. Prior to founding Vernier Partners, Matt spent 7 years at IPGL, the private holding company of Michael Spencer, CEO of ICAP Plc. He was appointed CEO of Exotix Partners LLP in 2011, the investment banking boutique specialising in illiquid bonds and loans, equities, and structured finance, and became CEO of IPGL in 2012. In addition to these roles, he has served as non-executive director of a number of other financial services companies including City Index, recently sold to Gain Capital Holdings, and Origin Asset Management, sold to Principal Global Investors in 2011.

Commenting on his appointment, Matt Wreford said: “I am excited to join the Demica team, and am looking forward to leading the next phase of the company’s development. Demica offers a compelling proposition to its clients and partners, with an established reputation for highly robust trade receivables securitisation and supply chain finance technology and services. From this already strong position, we will be seeking to expand Demica’s franchise in enabling corporates and invoice financing companies to access cost-effective capital markets-based funding. We will be investing in key elements of the business, including technology, client relationship management and the structuring/arranging of trade receivables-based funding programmes.”

Joanna Nader, partner of JRJ Group and Demica board director, commented: “We are very pleased to have Matt join as CEO, given the breadth of his experience in the financial services industry, and his experience and relationships in the working capital arena. Under Matt’s leadership, we intend to continue to invest in Demica’s technology and customer proposition. We are targeting a substantial expansion of both the Demica team and the company’s franchise reach.”