Dale Richards Joins Fintech Investment Bank Zelig Associates as Senior Advisor

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Zelig Associates, an independent boutique investment bank specialising in the fintech space, has named Dale Richards as senior advisor in a move to strengthen its team. Richards will be based in Toronto and support the team globally.

Richards has over 30 years’ experience in fintech and data and analytics as a senior executive, investor and consultant. His appointment will strengthen Zelig’s global reach and deep domain expertise in fintech, and support relationships with strategic acquirers, start-ups, and strategic and financial investors.

Richards is the founder and managing partner of Island 20 Ventures, a strategy and advisory firm in the fields of alternative data, data management, big data, analytics, technology, business strategy and data monetisation. He has previously held senior roles at company’s including First Derivatives, Reference Data Factory and Sungard, and founded LakeFront Data Ventures and the EDM Council.

Alexis Kalmanovitz, managing partner and co-founder at Zelig Associates, comments: “We are committed to providing the best financial advisory services to the global fintech ecosystem and Dale Richards appointment will helps us achieve this. The sector expertise and relationships he has gained through senior leadership experience at top-tier software, data and analytics firms will help us provide an even more compelling solution to our clients.”