London: Capco, the consultancy dedicated solely to the global financial services industry, has expanded its UK partner team with a series of internal promotions.
Simon Brownlee, James Curzon, Steven Hargreaves and Kim Sgarlata join a team of 12 partners in Capco's UK practice which covers the breadth of the financial services industry including banking, capital markets, financial risk and compliance, insurance and wealth and investment management.
Capco says the promotions reflect its commitment to developing its employees and maintaining an environment which encourages collaboration and innovation. This cultural commitment is a key reason behind its top ranking in The Sunday Times '100 best companies to work for'.
Simon Brownlee has more than 13 years' experience across tier one investment banks specialising in front office IT strategy, target operating models, post-merger integration and finance transformation programmes. He works in Capco's capital markets along with Steven Hargreaves who has 14 years' experience in the space, with over 5 years leading global strategic change management teams in equity derivatives, collateral management and securities. Kim Sgarlata also sits within the capital markets practice and has been delivering large scale derivatives change programmes for more than 11 years. She specialises in target business and operating models, post-merger integration and the establishment of counterparty portfolio management functions. James Curzon, has over 15 years' expertise in delivering business/IT transformation across the retail banking, insurance and cards/payments industry and operates within Capco's banking team.
Capco UK CEO Andrew Tarver said, "Promoting from within the company is the best example of how our talent pool at Capco is developing. We continue to hire industry and consulting specialists who have strong real-world experience of working at financial institutions. These promotions reflect the importance we place on developing talent from within. Our employees understand the challenges our clients face because we have faced them ourselves, it's our people who make Capco different."