Patrick Hilt joins the firm from MIRACL where he was CTO. Before that he held senior roles at Skype, where he worked from 2011. Hilt is highly regarded in the technology sphere, and brings with him more than 20 years’ experience. As the new senior vice president for technology at KNEIP, Hilt will be responsible for overseeing the technological engineering developments, and ensuring the product is as efficient and easy-to-use as possible.
Lauri Paal joins KNEIP from his role as director of business development at Microsoft, heading up the global Skype for Business and Skype BD team. Paal was responsible for building the global paid services footprint at Skype, and held various senior roles in the telecoms industry. He takes on the role of Chief Product Officer at KNEIP, helping them further grow their reach in the industry.
Since its launch in 1993, KNEIP has grown organically and now develops reporting among multiple jurisdictions. As well as its offices across the UK and Europe, KNEIP also has clients in the USA and Asia and has strong ambitions for further geographic growth. Along with it’s online digital platform, KNEIP specialises in product governance and distribution, regulatory and financial reporting, and investor disclosures.
Commenting on the appointments Lee Godfrey, CEO of KNEIP, said: “We’re thrilled to add two individuals of Patrick and Lauri’s calibre to the team. The service keeps on improving and the team is continuing to expand. Every hire embodies our ambition to transform the funds industry for investors. We strive for transparency and efficiency, and the skills that both Patrick and Lauri will bring with them will be invaluable in delivering the best possible service. ”