Wealth Management Software and Infrastructure Leader BridgeFT Appoints Joe Stensland as Managing Director
CHICAGO, February 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bridge Financial Technologies (BridgeFT), a data-centric wealth management technology platform for Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), financial institutions and FinTech innovators, today announced the appointment of Joe Stensland as general manager. On the heels of BridgeFT’s record revenue growth and doubling of platform assets in 2021, the wealth management technology veteran will join the company’s founders to drive the next phase of growth and innovation for products for BridgeFT.
Stensland joins BridgeFT with over 25 years of experience in strategy, product management, business development and operations at some of the industry’s most recognized leaders in wealth management technology. Most recently, Stensland served as Head of Digital Investors for Refinitiv, a London Stock Exchange Group company. Prior to Refinitiv, Stensland served as chief commercial officer, where he led product innovation, sales and marketing that propelled the company to market leadership. Stensland led the sale of Scivantage to Refinitiv. Prior to Scivantage, Stensland served as Senior Vice President of Product Management for Thomson Reuters and was responsible for building and bringing to market what is now the Thomson ONE wealth management platform.
“I am thrilled to join the BridgeFT team at such a transformative time in our industry to lead the company through the next stage of growth,” said Stensland. “BridgeFT has this rare combination of a passionate customer base, innovative technology, incredibly talented people, and market momentum driven by an accelerated transition to digital by RIAs and financial institutions. BridgeFT has built a modern, API-driven platform that is already changing the way the industry accesses, operates on and reports on wealth management data, and I look forward to building on that foundation.”
“Joe joins BridgeFT at an incredibly exciting time as we have rapidly grown our technology offerings and customer base over the past two years,” said Rachid Hammouda, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer. “His industry experience and leadership skills are ideally suited to accelerate our growth trajectory and strengthen our position as the market leader in wealth management data, insights and portfolio management solutions.”
“We are thrilled to have Joe join BridgeFT with his combination of leadership experience and deep industry expertise,” said Andy Newcomb, BridgeFT Board Member and Managing Partner at MissionOG. “BridgeFT has created significant momentum and is well positioned for rapid growth and category leadership in 2022 and beyond. I look forward to working closely with Joe and the rest of our leadership team to execute on our mission. to transform wealth management through modern data-centric technology solutions.”
BridgeFT transforms wealth management with a cloud-native platform purpose-built to harness the power of investment data. Investment advisors and service providers are using BridgeFT to rethink how they access and standardize investment data, accelerate portfolio insights, and actively engage clients for business growth. BridgeFT sits at the heart of the wealth management ecosystem, seamlessly aligning data and processes for greater agility. From a wealth management platform for advisors to flexible and open APIs for data and service providers, BridgeFT provides the infrastructure for success. Reinvent your approach to legacy infrastructure at bridgeft.com.
SOURCE Bridge Financial Technology