What’s new Quotevine? Tom Jones joins as COO
Quotevine, a UK-based cloud solutions provider, has landed a new chief operating officer (COO) by the name of Tom Jones.
Having spent more than two years as Sopra Banking Software’s chief technology officer (CTO), Jones will lead operations for a much smaller player in fintech.
Quotevine offering is end-to-end finance software for asset, auto and consumer finance companies.
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Reporting to CEO Daniel Layne, Jones will oversee Quotevine’s implementation of business strategies and procedures.
The hope is that the addition of Jones will welcome larger customers “in the coming years”, says the roughly 20-person firm.
“Joining Quotevine has re-sparked my belief in innovative software and brilliant products,” says Jones. Before Sopra, Jones was COO of Apak Group – a Sopra Banking Software company.
Quotevine CEO, Daniel Layne, praises Jones’ “great mixture of entrepreneurial skills” and his experience working with Tier 1 organisations.
“As we welcome larger and larger customers in the coming years […] the entire team is conscious of maintaining service for existing customers as we grow,” Layne adds.
“Having someone with Tom’s operational skills will be vital in achieving that.”
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In 2000, Jones founded Mobile Productivity – later Sword Mobile – which focused on the service and travel industries.
Under the company, he later created ‘SPRINT’, an asset finance quotation and front-office system.
The product was then acquired by was then acquired by Apak Group to provide a retail finance proposition.
With start-up creation and acquisition under his belt, Jones will now look to rapidly grow Quotevine beyond its few heavyweight clients. These include Toyota Financial Services, 1pm plc and Motonovo.