Ecosystm adds analysts to presence in NZ
Ecosystm, the global disruptive technology research and advisory platform, has announced it has expanded its presence in New Zealand with the appointment of two seasoned principal advisers based in Auckland. Peter Wise has joined as principal adviser – telecommunications and Paul Gestro comes on board as principal adviser – growth and expansion with a focus on the fintech sector.
Paul Gestro will support and drive Ecosystm’s fintech initiatives and support global aspirations of digital Kiwi companies. Gestro’s responsibility will be to support growth companies in their international expansion plans, with a focus on the payments and the fintech sector.
Gestro has more than three decades of experience lending his financial and technology expertise to organisations around the world, advising on international expansion and go-to-market strategies. He started his technology career in Europe, working in large multinational technology firms including Bull and Philips.
Paul also spent 11 years with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, driving strategies for securing foreign investment for the tech industry and guiding NZ companies on identifying international opportunities and global expansion. Most recently, he was head of the Asia desk for a major Australasian bank in its efforts to support its business customers offshore.
Gestro joins principal adviser Jannat Maqbool in offering consulting and advisory for the fintech community.
Peter Wise joins Ecosystm with more than 20 years’ experience in telecommunications. He most recently spent six years at IDC New Zealand where he was initially research director, consulting lead before being subsequently appointed as country manager, where he held responsibility for running the business in New Zealand.
Prior to that, Wise worked as head of strategy for Telecom New Zealand’s wholesale division and as general manager business marketing and general manager consumer product marketing at TelstraClear.
Wise strengthens Ecosystm’s telecommunications offerings alongside the recent announcement of Liam Gunson as director, product and solutions who joined the team from Chorus NZ.
Together, the two appointees have more than 50 years of tech and telecommunications experience. Their skills and knowledge will be of immense benefit to both fast-growing private and public enterprises as well as government organisations who require analytical insight and deep industry experience to support their innovation agendas and transformation initiatives in the future.”
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