Compliance Science, which is backed by Edison Partners, has named Ronald Gould as chairman of Europe as well as to its board of directors. Previously, Gould worked at BZW/Barclays Asset Management where he held several management positions. CSI is a provider of governance, risk management and compliance solutions.
LONDON – October 19, 2015 – Compliance Science (CSI), a leading provider of governance, risk management and compliance solutions, today announced the appointment of Ronald Gould as Chairman – Europe, as well as his addition to the Board of Directors, effective September 23, 2015.
Mr. Gould joins CSI with extensive experience leading financial companies through periods of rapid global growth in complex regulatory and compliance environments. He has also served as a Senior Advisor to the UK regulator, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), lending his expertise to advise on a wide range of policy and regulatory matters.
“Pan-European regulations, including additions to the Market Abuse Directive and MIFID are set to come into effect in addition to the Senior Managers Regime faced by the UK. These will have a direct impact on the compliance programs of UK and EU-based firms. As a result we have seen a strong demand for regulatory and compliance expertise, as well as compliance automation technology,” said Mitchel Kraskin, CEO of CSI. “Ron’s unparalleled experience will be instrumental in leading our European operations to meet these needs and provide our clients with best in class compliance and governance solutions.”
Prior to joining CSI, he held several management positions at BZW/Barclays Asset Management, responsible for the first international operations of Barclays’ asset management business and creation of business strategy and development. He has additionally served as CEO of Chi-X Asia Pacific, CEO of ABG Sundal Collier ASA, and Managing Director of AXA Investment Managers.
“I am excited to be leading CSI’s European expansion and joining their Board of Directors during this period of tremendous growth,” said Ronald Gould. “CSI is at the forefront of compliance and Code of Ethics monitoring technology which is desperately needed given evolving European regulations. I look forward to helping our clients navigate this challenging landscape.”
Mr. Gould currently serves as a board member, partner and advisor to a number of established financial companies including One Re Insurance, J.P Morgan Asian Investment Trust PLC, ThinkAlliance Consulting, and Warfleet Partners.
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Compliance Science Ltd. provides governance, risk management and compliance solutions to the financial services and professional services community. Led by pioneers in the GRC space, Compliance Science uses web-based corporate compliance technology that leverages a robust data network and innovative forensic analytics to monitor employee risk and automate code of ethics compliance. Clients include RIAs, broker-dealers, private equity firms, hedge funds, banks, pension plans, public companies and professional services firms – all of whom rely upon Compliance Science to help protect them from the specter of reputational damage and revenue loss from non-compliant activities. www.complysci.com