3rd August 2021 – Tuum, the next-generation core banking platform, has announced the appointment of Julien Douve as Head of Alliances and Partnerships. Following its €4million round of late Seed Funding in December last year, the appointment is part of Tuum’s wider expansion strategy. Tuum aims to further strengthen its customer base in the UK, Nordics and Continental Europe, and increase commercial breadth in new markets such as Latin America.
Tuum’s global alliance network comprises four key types of partner: technology vendors, system integrators, resellers, and business advisories and consultants. Working with such partners will be critical for the company in reaching and supporting an increasingly wide range of clients. By drawing on the expertise and know-how of these partners, Tuum will be able to help its clients to bring their own offerings to market rapidly.
By hiring a dedicated Head of Alliances and Partnerships, Tuum is focusing on sourcing the right partners that it can trust to work autonomously to create a global ecosystem. The program will build on the recent agreements made with partners over the last 12 months. These include agreements with Nets, one of the top payment processors in Europe, HAWK:AI, a money-laundering detection and investigation platform, and Trifork, a next-generation IT services provider. The company will also continue to work directly with clients both in existing and new markets, operating a hybrid direct/indirect sales strategy.
Julien has worked in business development roles at notable technology and fintech companies including SAP, Oracle and Mambu. Rivo Uibo, Chief Business officer at Tuum, comments: “We are delighted to have Julien on board to manage our indirect sales strategy. The banking and financial services sector is evolving rapidly. Julien has a clear understanding of the shifts taking place in the sector and the needs of both banks and non-banks as they seek to navigate these changes. I am confident he will be a huge asset to the company, and ensure we recruit the right partners. Tuum seeks partners which align with our philosophy and are able to replicate the same dedication to specific client needs.”
He continues: “As experts in their fields, partnering with integrators, resellers and fintech consultants will enable Tuum to reach larger financial institutions and more niche customers. We are looking to build an ecosystem of partners who can work independently and who we can entrust to help us empower the next generation of financial services.”