Dunstan Thomas hires two senior industry figures to help drive continued growth after record year

01 November 2012

Dunstan Thomas hires two senior industry figures to help drive continued growth after record year Dunstan Thomas, the retirement solutions provider, has taken on Denise Gravatt and Jon Finley. Denise previously led a team within Ascentric to design, roll out and grow Ascentric’s own SIPP - the highly successful Ascentric Pension Account. She takes up the new post of Principal Business Consultant at Dunstan Thomas effective immediately. Her role will be to help deepen Dunstan Thomas Imago’s proposition for the wrap platform market.

Jon Finley takes up the role of Director of Business Development to help Dunstan Thomas identify, qualify and respond rapidly to new business requests. Jon previously held senior business development positions within Avelo and 1st Exchange. He comes with a wealth of experience in the distribution side of the market.

Both appointments,follow the most successful year ever for Dunstan Thomas. The retirement solutions provider saw demand for its software and consultancy services increase in both the wrap and provider market. Revenues grew by 20 per cent in the year to 30 September 2012 and headcount rose by 10 per cent over the same period.

Natanje Holt, managing director of Dunstan Thomas commented:

“The fact that we are able to take on two industry figures of the calibre of Jon and Denise now shows how far we have come as a business in the last few years. Preparations for RDR combined with seismic changes in product distribution and increased product disclosure requirements have all served to boost demand for our products and services in recent years.”

Chris Read, CEO and founder of Dunstan Thomas commented:

"It is fantastic to see two individuals with such experience and knowledge of the market join the business. Of course this year we also have had industry known personality David Child join our board as Chairman, and our very own Natanje Holt take up TISA Retirement Advisory Council Chair. As changes continue to sweep the market, we continue to strengthen the team at Dunstan Thomas to provide the best solutions to platforms and providers alike."

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