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Finastra hires capital markets and lending luminary in the Americas

Jim Fiesel joins Finastra from Calypso to drive sales momentum in the region

Finastra today announced that Jim Fiesel has joined the firm as Managing Director of Capital Markets and Lending Sales for the Americas. Based in New York City, Jim will drive sales momentum for these business lines across the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Chris Zingo, General Manager, Americas at Finastra said, “With the addition of Jim Fiesel, Finastra has gained a seasoned industry expert to expand our market penetration throughout the Americas. His decision to join us shows recognition of and appreciation for Finastra’s unparalleled breadth and depth of product set and belief in our open banking vision as a driving force behind the next wave in financial services innovation.”

Jim brings valuable experience in financial services and financial technology sales to Finastra. Most recently, he was Managing Director for the Americas at Calypso, where he focused on selling capital markets solutions to banks and investment firms. In this role, he spearheaded the first sales of Calypso’s cloud-based solutions.

Jim said, “Finastra’s cloud solutions and its FusionFabric.cloud open innovation platform both offer significant advantages to the banking and investment management markets. The breadth of capabilities that are available via the open strategy provide tremendous opportunity to access innovation for any buy-side or sell-side firm, and help deliver on their desire to improve usability, consolidate systems, and drive down costs.”

Previously Jim had also held leadership roles with Thomson Tradeweb, Thomson Financial, and Bloomberg LP.