John Kimbro, a business technology expert with more than 32 years of experience, has been appointed chief technology officer of FusionIQ, a software-as-a-service organization that offers an ecommerce workstation to support wealth managers and financial institutions, FusionIQ announced today.
The appointment is part of a growth plan at Woburn, Mass.,-based FusionIQ, which is a platform designed to enable financial advisors to deliver a digital investment platform to their clients.
Kimbro has oversight over all aspects of the firm’s technology solutions that support the RIA, broker-dealer, bank and credit union segments of the wealth management space, the company said. He previously served in senior technology, operations and strategy roles with Fidelity Investments and Bank of America.
Kimbro “has been at the forefront of the digital revolution in financial services at some of the nation’s most consequential companies, and he brings a passion for developing cutting-edge platforms that elevate the advisor and investor service experience,” Mark C. Healy, FusionIQ’s CEO, said in a statement.
“I’ve spent my career at the intersection of business and technology because that’s where you can make a real difference. Even the best technology, without a compelling business rationale, is just another shiny object. But when top-tier technology is effectively harnessed to a clear vision for fundamentally transforming a service experience at a significantly reduced cost, true innovation is created,” Kimbro said in a statement.
Earlier this month FusionIQ hired John Guthery as chief investment officer. Guthery previously served in senior management roles at Park Ave Securities, Voya Financial and LPL Financial. He has experience in market research, due diligence, and platform enhancements, as well as alternative investment risk, return and implementation.