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John Davies Joins the Esprow Advisory Board

Esprow is delighted to announce that John Davies has joined our Advisory Board, bringing over 30 years of experience as a business leader in the financial services industry, combining entrepreneurial experience with fintech innovation.

John has been in financial services for over 35 years, initially running FX technology at Paribas, as head of architecture in BNP Paribas, global head of architecture at JPMC, and head of architecture at VISA Inc. Between banks and payment networks John co-founded C24 in 2000, a software house providing SWIFT & ISO 20022 integration and transformation tooling, which was sold to a NASDAQ company in 2007. In 2008 John founded Incept5, an R&D incubator, bought back C24 in 2011, and sold it again to an LSE-listed company. Recently John co-founded Velo Payments with the former president of VISA.

John has co-authored several Java books and is a frequent speaker at technical and banking conferences around the world. John can still be found programming, and his other passions include road cycling, photography, astrophotography, classical guitar, and mathematics. He is married to a French wife and has three boys at university.

"I've known Francesco (CEO) and Esprow for over 8 years and we shared an almost identical blue-chip customer list - our companies practically grew up together. I was honored and thrilled to be invited to join Esprow's Advisory Board; from day one it felt like we had been working together for years. In today's increasingly regulated FinTech world, automated testing, simulation, and certification are critical to businesses. Esprow has asserted its leadership in the FIX space, and I look forward to new horizons within ISO 20022 and beyond." - John Davies, Member of the Advisory Board at Esprow.

"We are thrilled to have someone of John's caliber join Esprow's Advisory Board. John's unparalleled industry experience will play a pivotal role as we grow our offering across new industry verticals and serve as strategic partners to global financial institutions integrating automated testing into their operations." - Francesco Lo Conte, CEO at Esprow.

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