Rees to deliver on Macrobond’s global growth plans to make macroeconomic intelligence more widely available for finance professionals
LONDON, UK - 23 February 2021 – MACROBOND Financial [Macrobond], a leading provider of economic and financial data, announced today that it has appointed Howard Rees as Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. He will oversee all global sales, customer activities and strategic partnerships from the company’s London office.
Data and analytics are needed more than ever to interpret global macroeconomic trends and market developments. At the same time, the information economists, strategists, and analysts must access and analyse is growing exponentially. Simpler ways are therefore needed to quickly extract information from millions of data points to uncover the real economic story.
Macrobond is the world’s most comprehensive source of economic intelligence for financial professionals, delivering instant access to macroeconomic, aggregate financial and sector time-series data from more than 2,500 sources from across 200 countries, combined with integrated analytics. Acting as a single source of truth across organisations ranging from financial institutions to governmental bodies, Macrobond users can find, analyse and visualise data, gain strategically relevant insights and collaborate across their business to stay ahead of and respond to rapidly changing market conditions.
“Macrobond is built on strong and lasting relationships, and Howard is already making a solid impact on many of our 500+ customers around the world,” said Tomas Liljeborg, Chief Executive Officer, Macrobond. “Howard’s track record of driving global growth, and in particular, his proven track record in selling enterprise solutions, along with his passion, creativity and vision, make him a strong addition to our executive team.”
Rees most recently served as Head of International Sales at Burgiss, where he led the US private-equity data and analytics provider’s expansion across key markets. Prior to that, he held multiple senior leadership sales roles at Bloomberg LP globally, including Global Head of Sales for the Bloomberg Data Management Services (formerly Bloomberg PolarLake) solution, Head of their UK buy-side division, as well as EMEA Head of Business Development. In these roles, he built high-performing teams that consistently delivered seven-figure enterprise sales to tier 1 buy-side and sell-side institutions around the world.
Howard Rees, CCO, Macrobond, commented: “Access to timely, topical and comprehensive economic intelligence has never been more important for finance professionals, economists and analysts and I am delighted to join Macrobond at such a crucial time for the industry and the business.”
Rees added: “I look forward to working alongside our talented global team, continuing to add value to our existing customers, as well as expanding our footprint across our growing market. The new capabilities that we are releasing this year represent a revolution in the way that firms can work with macroeconomic data and I am excited to be part of this journey.”
Rees holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Leeds University in England.
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Macrobond is a leading provider of global economic, aggregate financial and sector time-series data for professionals including economists, analysts, quants, strategists, portfolio managers and asset allocators. Founded in Malmo, Sweden in 2008, its flexible SaaS solution delivers timely macroeconomic data from more than 2,500 sources, supported by the most comprehensive metadata in the industry. Macrobond’s integrated analytical tools enable customers worldwide to quickly find, analyse and visualise relevant data. Automated workflows empower users to instantly share their insights, enhancing enterprise-wide collaboration and improving productivity.