BUX, a zero-fee European retail brokerage, has strengthened its leadership with a couple of fresh hires: Mark Lamers RC as the new Chief Financial Officer and Erin Stewart as the Head of People and Culture.
Both of them are industry veterans as Lamers joined BUX from ABN Amro, where he was the Managing Director, while Stewart was previously Catawiki’s Vice President of People. Lamers is replacing Egbert Pronk, who will now be the company’s Chief Risk Officer.
The duo joined BUX months after the fintech raised $80 million and is aiming to expand further into Europe.
“It is BUX’s mission to shape the future of how Europeans invest…This requires a team of industry experts and innovative thinkers who can build on the strong foundation of what we started in 2014,” said BUX CEO, Yorick Naeff.
“With these industry veterans onboard, and their wealth of experience and knowledge, we are bringing BUX to the next level to further shape the future of investing.”
Two Industry Veterans
Indeed, Lamers have been working in the financial services industry for more than the past 14 years. He spent 12 years of his career at ABN Amro in several leadership roles and parted as a Managing Director. In addition, the economics graduate had a stint at RBS.
“I’m thrilled to be entering the dynamic fintech space, and I am passionate about BUX’s mission to help empower a new generation of investors to take ownership of their financial future,” Lamers said.
On the other hand, Stewart is bringing two decades of experience to her new role at BUX. She spent a significant part of her career working with technology companies. Apart from her stint at Catawiki, she spent years at LendInvest, Essence and several other companies.
Stewart commented: “As BUX enters this new phase of growth, it will be crucial to not only encapsulate the vibrant, start-up culture that has taken shape at the company but to bring it to an elevated level that will continue to attract Europe’s finest talent. Equally important will be to foster BUX’s existing in-house talent and expertise.”