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Flint sparks its first CEO

29 Jun, 6:21pm

New investment platform Flint Wealth names its first chief executive.

Flint Wealth, which is going head-to-head with InvestNow and other platforms, has appointed Angela Vale as its chief executive.

Flint which, is owned by Research IP, Harbour Asset Management and Trustees Executors, launched in January gives investors access to more than 100 managed funds, along with research and insights.

Vale is described as "a vocal advocate on issues of financial wellbeing and wealth." She has nearly two decades of experience in digital financial services and business innovation. Most recently she served as the chief executive of Footprint, a start-up in the digital estate planning and financial services sector.

Footprint developed world-first products and unique employee benefit programmes for consumers and businesses in all sectors.

Vale has a track record of leading teams through innovation and business growth. ”I am a passionate believer in challenging the perceptions and misconceptions that hold Kiwis back from online investing, to help people take control of building their wealth.”

“This role is a tremendous opportunity from both a personal and professional perspective – I am moving from protecting assets at Footprint to growing assets at Flint Wealth.

“Many Kiwis are intrigued about online investment but don’t feel confident in their investment knowledge, and that’s where we come in. I look forward to working with the team at Flint Wealth as we gear up to release a pipeline of exciting developments for everyday investors and financial advisors.

Flint Wealth chairman Ryan Bessemer says, “Flint Wealth is a fast-growing online investment platform for new and experienced investors wanting a more sophisticated approach. Our focus is on creating a great user experience and providing access to high-quality financial products. Since launching in January 2022, we have continued to grow our offering from leading New Zealand financial product manufacturers, akin to a managed-fund supermarket.

“Angela brings with her decades of experience in leading business growth and innovation and through her career has proven she has the diverse range of skills that position her well to running an agile start-up like Flint Wealth.

“We firmly believe the way investors consume investment services will change dramatically over the coming decade, and traditional service models – currently run by static industry stalwarts – will be significantly disrupted. With her depth and breadth of experience, we know Angela will drive the growth and customer-centric model of Flint Wealth forward.”

She joins Stuart Auld and Jonno O'Grady as part of the on-the-ground New Zealand team at Flint.

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