Finastra has appointed Siobhan Byron as Senior Vice President and Head of Technology Enabled Managed Services (TEMS). In this role, she oversees planning and execution, sales and marketing, research and development and product management across four lines of business including Checks, Enhanced Services, Student Lending and Canadian Mortgage Technology, all in the Canadian market. She oversees more than 1,300 employees that make up Finastra’s TEMS business.
“Siobhan brings to Finastra deep expertise in the technology industry and will deliver on our promise to provide the highest quality and most innovative solutions to the Canadian market,” said Tom Kilroy, Chief Operating Officer, Finastra. “Beyond that, as a leading woman in technology and strong advocate for diversity, having been involved in Women’s and LGBTQ initiatives, Siobhan will help Finastra in its commitment to improve the wellbeing of our employees, customers, partners, society and the environment in which we operate.”
With more than 25 years of experience in IT and channel management, Siobhan has a proven track record leading and growing prominent technology companies. Most recently, she was the Vice President and General Manager of Westcon-Comstor Canada (a division of Synnex Canada Limited), leading the company’s operations in the region. Past positions include serving as President of Forsythe Technology Canada (now Sirius), where she built the Canadian business and launched the company’s managed services business arm for Forsythe Technology globally, and Vice President of Professional Services at MTS Allstream, a leading communication solutions provider where she was responsible for sales, delivery and operations in region.
Byron is highly regarded as a leader in the technology sector, earning a prestigious spot on Computer Dealer News’ ‘Top 20 Women of the Channel’ list for her work in the Canadian IT sector. Other industry recognition includes being named among CRN’s ‘Top 100 Women of the Channel’ in 2017 and 2018.
“Finastra attracted me for being a tremendously innovative global Fintech, with a strong presence in and commitment to the Canadian market,” said Byron. “I look forward to working hand-in-hand with Finastra’s talented team to continue to expand the success of its technology solutions in the Canadian markets.”
Byron has a bachelor’s degree in computing science from the University of Ulster, and an MBA from the University of Liverpool. She currently serves on the Oakville Hydro Board of Directors and previously served on the Halton Children’s Aid Board of Directors.”
Finastra will be moving its Toronto headquarters from 120 Bremner Boulevard to 199 Bay Street as of April 1, 2019.