SmartStream hires new head of product management and a new COO

SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions provider, has announced the appointment Vincent Kilcoyne as head of product management and the internal appointment of Christian Schiebl as Chief Operating Officer.

Vincent Kilcoyne will be responsible for the management of all product lifecycles from inception to delivery. He brings over 30 years of industry experience in leading and advising financial and technology organisations. He started his career as an analyst programmer for the Bank of Ireland, before spending a number of years designing and implementing a variety of retail banking, trading and equity settlement systems for Anglo Irish Bankcorp.

Prior to joining SmartStream, Vincent has held senior roles in product strategy, pre-sales and product development for leading financial technology organisations, including: Sungard (FIS), Misys (Finastra), Trema (Ion Trading) and SAS. Vincent holds a BSc in Computer Applications from Dublin City University and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence.

Christian Schiebl has moved from head of SmartStream’s Corona business to Chief Operating Officer in order to manage global operations and to drive the successful delivery of solutions to clients. Christian brings with him 30 years of experience in the financial information and technology sector. His experience spans from software development, professional services to building global businesses with international client wins. With a Masters and PhD from the Technical University in Vienna and an MBA from the University of Economy in Vienna, his career started in developing software with universities such as MIT, Berkeley and TU Vienna. From here he moved to a principal consulting role, and prior to SmartStream he held various management positions at companies including Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Compaq and Management Data.

Haytham KaddouraCEO, SmartStream, states: “Our key priority is to hire high calibre candidates, both Vincent and Christian are excellent additions to the executive management team, both have an outstanding knowledge of the industry and the know-how to keep our customers resilient, in a highly competitive market.”