New York – SWORD Group today announced that they have opened a new office to support their growing US operations. The operation will be called SWORD INSURANCE SOLUTIONS and will be based at the SWORD’s US headquarters at 17 State Street, New York.
The US insurance software solution operation will be headed by Daniel Grant. British born Grant moved to The United States in 1981 and since then, has worked almost exclusively in the financial services markets; providing technology solutions to the insurance and banking communities. In an impressive career spanning over 25 years Grant has been at the forefront of innovation and creativity in producing and delivering IT based solutions that provide real, tangible benefits to the financial services industries.
Grant’s career started at Tangent International, a specialist Wall Street IT consultancy providing consultancy to the banking and investment community where he swiftly rose to become President. Later as President of Lecor, Grant was instrumental in the development of an electronic insurance litigation support tool, the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
Then in the late 1990’s in cooperation with AIG; Grant formed Parallel Technologies, a company which supplied innovative software and data center solutions as well as testing and remediation of code. More recently, Grant turned his attention to the investment community when he joined MFX, a division of Fairfax Financial, where his role was to create and establish technology solutions for the financial market.
Tony Holland Operations Director of the SWORD Group is delighted that Grant has accepted the position. “Dan brings with him a wealth of experience, and will be an immense asset to the SWORD Group operations in the United States. It is a testimony to the strength of the SWORD Group that we are able to attract candidates of Dan’s caliber. We have a number of exciting opportunities and initiatives within the financial services market and with the appointment of Dan; we look forward to a period of sustained growth in our US operations, whilst at the same time providing real value and tangible benefit to our customers.”
The SWORD Group is an International IT Products and Services Company that was founded in December 2000 by its Chairman, Jacques MOTTARD.
Jacques’ vision is for SWORD to become the best performing global Product and Services Company by identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements whilst delivering profitability year on year and returning exceptional value to all stakeholders.
As at the end of July 2007 SWORD employed 1,700 staff across 13 countries, with a 2006 turnover of US$ 200m.
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For further information on SWORD GROUP and its growth plans please contact:
Jeanne Holland – Holland Young Associates
+44 (0) 208 989 1244
Tim Kitchener – SWORD UK
+44 (0) 207 553 2500
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