Backstop Names New Director To Lead London Team

Apr 9 2014 | 5:02am ET

Backstop Solutions Group, a provider of cloud-based solutions for the institutional investment industry, has hired Simon Johnson as managing director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Most recently, Johnson served as a director for DST Global Solutions, a leading provider of software services for the investment management and utilities industries.

“Opening our London office last year was a step toward expanding our services for clients outside the U.S.,” said Geoff Surkamer, global head of sales and marketing for Backstop. “Simon brings rich experience to our global team, and he will be instrumental in developing our presence throughout EMEA and helping us reach our goals.” 

Johnson will manage Backstop’s London office, leading and implementing cohesive marketing and sales efforts across EMEA, as well as building out the Backstop team in London.

“This role and its remit further demonstrate the commitment that Backstop is making to build a business in the EMEA region, and I am hugely excited about this opportunity,” said Johnson. “With an impressive track record and client base in the U.S., and proven solutions that meet the established growing needs of hedge funds, private equity firms and the organisations that invest in them, Backstop is perfectly positioned to establish a strong business in this region.”


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