United Fintech hires Mark Lawrence of Goldman Sachs to push US
United Fintech is expanding in the United States with the appointment of Mark Lawrence of Goldman Sachs as Director and Head of the Americas.
This is a major development for the fast growing company launched by Christian Frahm to help banks, hedge funds and asset managers accelerate their transition to a digital world through access to specialized fintechs. in capital markets.
Mark Lawrence joins United Fintech after 14 years at Goldman Sachs in senior sales roles in London, New York and Hong Kong, most recently as LATAM manager of Electronic Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (EFICC) with the responsibility of managing also e-FX sales in the Americas and, prior to that, EFICC APAC sales manager. He has also held positions in e-FX sales and AHTEG sales, focusing on electronic distribution of stocks and futures.
Based in New York, Mark Lawrence will work closely with the London-based United Fintech sales team, reporting to Tom Robinson, to help develop and distribute the fintech companies acquired by United Fintech. As a member of the United Fintech board, he will also play a role in the assessment of potential fintech acquisitions. Mark will develop a sales team in New York, with appointments to be announced later this year.
Christian Frahm, Founder and CEO, United Fintech:
“The United States is a cornerstone of the financial markets industry and having people on the ground in London and New York close to decision-makers and clients of banks and financial institutions is critical to our success. We now have the power and the presence to offer a global offer.
“I am delighted that Mark has chosen to join United Fintech. He has an impressive international profile, solid business experience and an extensive network of contacts around the world. He is the ideal person to lead our US operations and further strengthen our extraordinary sales team – between them, they have strong and established relationships with the world’s most influential financial institutions.
Mark Lawrence, Director and Head of Americas, United Fintech:
“United Fintech’s mission is to develop and distribute the best fintechs in the capital markets through partnerships and collaborations. We want to work closely with our financial institution clientele to provide elegant solutions to automate workflows, facilitate integration, deliver efficiencies and reduce costs. This refreshing and positive approach appeals to me immensely and defines United Fintech.
“I worked closely with Tom when we were both at Goldman Sachs and we have known Christian for many years. I have always been impressed by Christian’s incredible vision and energy and the talent he surrounds himself with. This is an exciting opportunity to step aboard the United Fintech “rocket”, build on my 14 years of experience at Goldman Sachs and play a major role in the journey ahead. “
United Fintech has grown rapidly since its launch in November 2020 and currently employs 85 people in London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Romania and now New York. To date, the company has acquired and developed two fintechs, NetDania and TTMZero.