Goldman Sachs EMEA information chief joins data startup

Goldman Sachs veteran Damien Sutcliffe has joined data sharing startup ipushpull as an advisor.

Cloud technology and data sharing startup ipushpull has expanded its team of advisors with the addition of Goldman Sachs’ former EMEA chief information officer.

Damian Sutcliffe retired from the US investment banking giant after 20 years in May last year, having held several senior technology roles throughout his tenure, including global head of operations technology and global head of finance technology.

He was made partner at Goldman Sachs in 2012 and departed the firm as EMEA information chief, head of regulatory architecture and global head of enterprise data before retiring.

“I’m excited to be joining ipushpull as an advisor,” Sutcliffe commented. “It’s a terrific product that can quickly drive automation and efficiency across internal teams and external client workflows. It fills a void in tools currently available and has very broad applicability.”

ipushpull provides investment banks with access-controlled technology that allows real-time data sharing and collaboration through cloud solutions. Sutcliffe will advise the firm on enterprise architecture and will develop and scale its technology services.

Matthew Cheung, ipushpull’s chief executive, commented that Sutcliffe’s experience and expert knowledge of financial markets enterprise technology is invaluable to the company.

“Not only can we gain a unique perspective into the investment banks that ipushpull is selling services into, but [Sutcliffe] also delivers insight into architecture, workflow and regulation and helps feed this into our platform and development roadmap,” he said.

Last month, ipushpull’s data sharing became available to broker, exchange, clearing and settlement institutional members of the BT Radianz Cloud. The addition of Radianz connectivity to multiple data sources will allow the startup to improve on its technology, Cheung said at the time of the announcement.