SYDNEY, NEW YORK and LONDON, September 12, 2016. Metamako, the leading specialist in deterministic network devices for the world's financial institutions, announced today the appointment of Denis Sweeney as Business Development Director for Asia Pacific. Sweeney will be heading operations in the region from Metamako's newly-opened Tokyo office.
On his appointment, Sweeney says: "I've been watching Metamako make waves in the financial markets for the last two years and I'm very excited by their commitment to bringing truly disruptive technology to the market; I'm impressed with their rate of growth and the instant benefits they're bringing to clients. I've worked in Asia for more than 20 years, representing some of the biggest names in the FinTech sector and thought I'd seen some fast-track companies, but Metamako's growth and success are impressive; I'm really looking forward to being a part of the Metamako team."
Kevin Covington, CEO of Metamako, says: "We're very happy to welcome Denis to our team and I know he will be an asset in our expansion strategy, both in Tokyo and across Asia. He has an excellent track record in the region, having represented major service providers at the highest level. I'm sure our clients will be quick to appreciate not only his financial knowledge and technical capabilities, but also his commitment to operational and service management."
With two decades of specialist fintech experience in Tokyo and across Asia Pacific, and having worked for NYSE Technologies, Sungard, Misys and Credit Suisse in Tokyo, Sweeney brings strong local and regional connections, which will quickly benefit Metamako.
Named one of KPMG's top 50 Emerging Stars, Metamako has continued its whirlwind growth; in 2015 it relocated its HQ and development centre to Stone & Chalk's tech-hub in Sydney, becoming a key participant in the FinTech ecosystem.