Online investment advice business eVestor appoints Technical Development Director
eVestor hires Technical Development Director to deliver the business’s online and app based propositions
eVestor, the new online investment advice business, has appointed Dave McKerral as Technical Development Director.
McKerral, who joins from Ascribe Limited where he managed several large scale projects and builds, will be responsible for building and overseeing an internal team to deliver the business’s online and app based propositions, which are due to go live later this year.
The news comes on the back of eVestor’s recent acquisition of Postcard Planning, a financial planning company, set up and run by chartered financial planner Rohan Sivajoti.
McKerral will sit on the Board with co-founders Anthony Morrow and Duncan Cameron along with Sivajoti, who has been appointed Advisory Services Director.
Anthony Morrow, founder and chief executive of eVestor, says: “Dave’s enthusiasm and experience made him an easy hire for us. We wanted to bring the best and brightest talent to our business and this appointment underlines that strategy.
“The fact that Dave’s background is not in financial services was important when appointing him to lead the technology side of the proposition. He brings a completely fresh perspective, which will be hugely beneficial for the user experience something that the industry does not have a great track record with.”
Dave McKerral, says: “It is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with a venture from the offset, and to be working with Anthony and Duncan to create something with the potential to play a massive part in the future of financial advice.
“My own experience from outside the industry suggests that there is plenty of scope to improve how the customer can consume advice and invest their savings. We hope to be the vanguard of the next generation of investment businesses. The team that will be working with me have the right blend of experience and expertise across user applications and scaleable system development along with a great source of ideas!”
A computer sciences graduate from Manchester University, McKerral will look to utilise the university as a continued source of recruitment going forward as eVestor strives to maintain a local presence in the employer market.