ZUG, Switzerland and NEW YORK, November 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CarryQuote AG (http://www.carryquote.com), a pioneer in mobile financial information solutions, today announced that it has named Christian Erlandson as its Global Head of Sales.
Mr. Erlandson has nearly twenty years of demonstrated success in the investment banking, financial services, and financial technology markets. In his new role, Mr. Erlandson will be responsible for building out CarryQuote's global sales operations, ensuring that the company is poised to meet the rapidly-growing demand for mobile financial information solutions, while supporting the company's continued growth worldwide. Mr. Erlandson will be based in London.
Prior to joining CarryQuote, Mr. Erlandson had been the UK Head of Sales for Thomson Reuters, where he lead a team of over 100 sales specialists, driving more than $1 billion in annual revenues. Previously, as Head of Investment Management for EMEA, Christian optimised the Thomson Reuters business model, managing and growing a revenue base of approximately $275 million. Before joining Thomson Reuters, he played a key role in driving annual revenues of the high-growth financial technology company Multex, selling bespoke solutions to strategic buy-side clients. As a result, revenues grew from $60 million to $96 million in two years. Leveraging his sales and marketing expertise, Mr. Erlandson spent the previous six years in senior leadership positions growing financial content company, Primark Corporation, into a $1 billion global business that was ultimately acquired by Thomson Corporation.
"I am delighted to welcome Christian Erlandson to the CarryQuote team," said Michael Stennicke, CarryQuote's CEO. "As CarryQuote continues its course of aggressive growth and global expansion, I am confident that Christian's vast experience and proven success in our industry will help us meet the growing demand for our solutions."
"CarryQuote is at a very exciting point in its history," commented Mr. Erlandson. "The company offers a game-changing technology that is unlike any other, and with the surging demand for mobile solutions in the financial services space, I believe that CarryQuote is positioned for extraordinary growth. I am honoured to have been selected for this strategic role, and I am thrilled to be part of this organization."
CarryQuote(R) is reinventing the way financial institutions and individual investors deliver, access, and consume financial information. Tailored for today's always-on mobile culture, CarryQuote's award-winning mobile applications are the first-ever to cost-effectively deliver real-time global financial information and proprietary research to any smartphone, pad, or computer. The Company's private-label solutions offer users integrated mobile and web access to every major exchange in real-time, covering all asset classes and over 95 percent of the world's markets. In addition, CarryQuote solutions provide CNBC news, on-demand video, and live TV, as well as analytics and charting. For more information, please visit http://www.carryquote.com.
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