Immedis Appoints New COO
Immedis, a provider in consolidated global payroll solutions, announced the appointment of Andrew Desmond as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his role, Desmond will lead the evolution of Immedis’ customer operations services, change management services, and customer onboarding services as the company scales for rapid growth.
Desmond has worked in the financial services industry for more than 20 years and has led large-scale transformation programs in the international and retail banking sectors. Prior to his current role at Immedis, Desmond has worked in management consultancy with Accenture and, as Managing Director, led the technology and consulting business for financial services clients in Ireland for nine years.
“I am delighted to join Immedis at this exciting inflection point in its rapid growth and evolution as a company,” Desmond said. “I will apply my leadership skills and change management experience to deliver transformative programs across our business, which will bring substantial benefits to our customers, our teams, and our partners.”
Visit www.immedis.com for more information.
Blue Ridge Bank, Aeldra Launch Neobank
Blue Ridge Bank, the national bank subsidiary of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., and a provider of financial services including retail, payroll, commercial banking, and more, announced a partnership with Aeldra Financial, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based financial technology company, to launch a mobile neobank called Aeldra. The neobank will target customers in BRICS-Plus countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and others) that have cross-border banking needs in the United States.
Aeldra, according to the company, offers interest-bearing accounts with debit cards and mortgage loans, all of which are backed by Blue Ridge Bank’s traditional financial infrastructure. Aeldra plans on offering a line of credit products in the near future.
“The U.S. continues to attract the best and brightest from across the world. They deserve seamless access to U.S. financial services,” said Sukeert Shanker, Founder and CEO of Aeldra. “The simple act of opening a bank account without an SSN is challenging, as is getting approved for a credit card or loan. Our special partnership with Blue Ridge Bank aims to close the accessibility gap.”
Visit www.mybrb.com for more information.
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