Naren Patel will be key a part of the European sales team, reporting to Marcus von Rahden, Head of Sales Europe, Corona Business Unit, he will be responsible for all aspects of business development and strategic account management in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Netherlands and Israel. 

Naren brings over 25 years of experience working in the financial technology sector. Prior to SmartStream, he worked in strategic account management roles for various solutions providers including: Markit, Broadridge, Fiserv and Swift. Naren is also a published author having written about global custody operations, specifically clearing and settlement, and is an international member of the Chartered Securities Institute. 

Christian Schiebl, EVP of SmartStream and Head of Corona Business Unit, states: "Naren brings valuable expertise to the team and will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand the Corona business. His broad range of skills and in-depth knowledge will help us get to that next level with our clients, further solidifying our customer-centric approach". 

Naren Patel, Head of Strategic Account Management, Corona Business Unit, SmartStream states: "This is a great opportunity to join an established business with a strong, competitive, regional advantage. I look forward to combining my skills with the Corona proactive approach from the outset. I think we’re going to see great results from the very start. During my time in the industry I have witnessed many Corona deployments and the combination of market-leading products with sophisticated technology coupled with service that is second-to-none, really does make this an exiting proposition for me. I’m looking forward to working for a great business and a professional team".