Gold-i Announces Two Promotions, Creates New Development Roles to Accelerate Growth

abdelaziz Fathi

Gold-i, a trading systems integration specialist for the financial services ‎industry, has reinforced its operations with the addition of two newly-created development roles as part of its growth strategy. The company has also restructured its development team, promoting Dr Syed Ashar Akhtar to Head of Development, and Mohammed Alshanteer as Product Delivery Manager.

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Both reporting to Gold-i’s CTO Chris James, Akhtar will be tasked with the development of all products in the Gold-i portfolio.  Mr Alshanteer, who has been with Gold-i since 2015, most recently as head of quality assurance, is responsible for managing the entire cycle of the company’s product suite.

Dr Syed has originally joined Gold-i as a developer back in 2014. During a seven-year tenure, he worked his way up through several senior roles with the firm, culminating with the position of Development Team Lead.

Gold-i said Akhtar played a key role in the development of its core products, and thus expects his elevation to be instrumental in accelerating momentum through 2021 and beyond. His newly created role follows the merge of two separate teams of in-house and remote developers, with an initial focus on developments to Crypto Switch 2.0™ and a new version of Matrix.

Meanwhile, Mo Alshanteer joined the UK-headquartered firm six years ago and in his new role he will manage a team of three people, responsible for delivering new products and maintaining existing products.

Commenting on the news, Gold-i CEO, Tom Higgins said: “With a growing product portfolio and business at an all-time high, we decided this was the right time to promote Syed and Mo, streamlining our teams and enabling us to accelerate product development. We are currently looking to build our team with the appointment of additional developers.

“As part of our growth strategy we look to promote from within the organisation whenever possible and both Syed and Mo are highly valued members of the Gold-i team who thoroughly deserve their promotions. Both have exceptional industry and technical knowledge and are also great ambassadors of Gold-i’s core values: Innovate, Get It Done and Have Fun at Work,” he added.

Dr Syed Ashar Akhtar, Head of Development at Gold-i says, “At Gold-i, I have been very fortunate to work on super exciting and innovative products. I have always ensured that code-quality, adaptability, reusability and traceability are reflected in all product development stages. The company’s culture and values make it a great place to work and I feel honoured to have this opportunity to lead the Gold-i development team.”

Mo Alshanteer, Product Delivery Manager at Gold-i adds, “Gold-i is an excellent company in innovating, developing, delivering and supporting products that help clients work better, manage risk and maximise profits. I feel very privileged to be part of the Gold-i team, managing the entire release cycle of all products.”

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