Multibanking firm hires industry technology specialist to lead product development and innovation
Zurich, Switzerland – March 1, 2023 – Fides Treasury Services Ltd., the global leader in multibank connectivity, payments and transaction communications, has announced the hire of Simone Gross to lead its product management team.
Gross has 15 years of technical product experience working with multibanking, open banking and digital payments platforms, most recently as the product owner for API Ecosystems at UBS. Prior to joining UBS in 2018, she held product-oriented roles at Erste Group, one of the largest financial services providers in Central and Eastern Europe. Gross holds an Executive MBA in „Digital Leadership” and is a community member of Boye & Company Digital Leadership.
“Simone’s background, experience and passion for our business make her the perfect match for our team and product management leadership at Fides,” said Roman Müller, Chief Client Officer at Fides. “She has the strategic mindset and values needed to develop Fides products and services to meet the needs of, and go beyond for, our existing and future client base.” Gross will lead the strategy and vision for the industry-leading Fides multibanking product portfolio, with a focus on customer-centric innovation and market expansion. Her team will be part of the chief client office.
“I am delighted to have the responsibility for Fides’ product management ambitions,” said Gross. “There are many opportunities for innovation and growth to help our customers and partners benefit even more broadly from our platform and connectivity. I believe the combination of new business models effectively aligned with customer needs and a focus on efficient technologies within the Fides multibanking ecosystem will enable us to deliver new solutions to the corporate treasury marketplace that ultimately contribute to the future of open banking.”
Fides aims to create easy to use, time-saving multibanking solutions that treasury and finance professionals can count on to simplify their day-to-day operations. The Fides multibanking ecosystem provides a “one-stop shop” that includes solutions from key partners as well as Fides’ own offerings. This open ecosystem — and the idea of marketplace banking in general — complements the concept of Open Banking, empowering customer-driven development and more robust compliance frameworks.
With the hiring of Gross and continued strategic growth in core teams including engineering, business development, partner relationship management, client services and more, the company is strengthening its commitment to deliver successful business outcomes for its clientele.