Sionic partners with Armstrong Wolfe

Announcing our new market insight partnership in Toronto

Sionic has agreed a new strategic partnership with Armstrong Wolfe, specialists in market intelligence for the global Chief Operating Officer community. The partnership sees Sionic’s Toronto office becoming the Market Insight Partner in Armstrong Wolfe’s quarterly COO forums in Toronto. The first event, a private dinner for Chief Operating Officers takes place on 23 January 2020 at CIBC in Toronto.

Armstrong Wolfe are specialists in market intelligence, executive search and career management. Their global COO forum has been running since 2015 in London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Singapore and 2020 marks the 4th year for Armstrong Wolfe in North America.    Armstrong Wolfe’s Managing Director, Maurice Evlyn-Bufton is also the author of No Place to Hide; the role of the banking Chief Operating Officer 

Sionic specialises in business and people performance for financial services with expertise in financial crime, compliance and cyber security; risk, regulation and change; asset and wealth management; data and technology; leadership and organisation development. Our clients include corporate and investment banks; clearing houses and exchanges; major and boutique asset and wealth managers, private banks, private equity, hedge and fund administrators; insurers and re-insurers. We have bases in North America, Europe and Asia including offices in Bogota, Geneva, Jersey (Channel Islands), London, Madrid, Mumbai, New York, Singapore, Toronto and Zurich as well as a longstanding presence in Tokyo.

Chris Crowe, Sionic co-founder and Managing Partner comments:

“Meaningful insight comes from experience. Sionic understands our clients’ world from the inside: we have held these roles ourselves and we know in practice what it takes to be a leader in Global Banking & Markets.  We are therefore delighted to be partnering with Armstrong Wolfe who have an unparalleled reach into the COO community. They in turn understand the challenges of seniority, as well as the technicalities of market trends and the latest hot topics.  And as the lead for Sionic in Canada, I’m particularly proud that our Toronto team is co-hosting these inaugural events. We look forward to being part of these events throughout 2020.”

Robert Cranmer, Sionic Partner says:

“I’ve known Armstrong Wolfe for many years and, having worked as a COO, CFO and Change Director myself, I am consistently impressed by their professionalism, knowledge and skill in honing in on what really matters to COOs.  There is a meeting of minds between their approach and Sionic’s unique blend of specialisms in behavioural and cultural change with our business and operational expertise.  I am excited to be starting 2020 with what promises to be an exciting partnership of significant relevance to all our event participants.”

Maurice Evlyn-Bufton, CEO, Armstrong Wolfe adds:

“Armstrong Wolfe, with its exclusive Market Access, is delighted to welcome Sionic as its strategic partner in the region, offering Toronto’s COOs market colour, content and context. We will work closely with Sionic’s leadership team in preparing and delivering a series of executive forums throughout 2020 and continue to seek ways to add value to the COO community.”’

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