Backstop Solutions Group Appoints Russell Daws as Head of Global Sales

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Daws will lead the company’s growth as a seasoned veteran of the financial services and technology industries, including leadership roles at ATA RiskStation, PerTrac and eVestment

Backstop Solutions Group, the leading cloud-based productivity suite for institutional investors, today announced the appointment of Russell Daws as Global Head of Sales. Effectively immediately, he will lead all sales efforts for Backstop Solutions Group as well as contribute to the strategic direction of the organization as a member of Backstop’s Executive Management Committee.

“I am excited to welcome Russell to our growing organization,” said Clint Coghill, CEO, Backstop Solutions Group. “He has decades of experience working with, understanding the needs of, and successfully servicing the institutional and alternative investment industries, and an impressive track record of building high-performing sales teams. As Global Head of Sales, Russell will play a key role in our growth story, especially as Backstop continues to invest in product development and innovations that will best serve the investment community.”

Over the past 30 years, Daws has cultivated a specialized expertise in the ways technology can drive real business value for companies across the financial services industry. Prior to joining Backstop Solutions Group, he served as Global Head of Investment Management for ATA RiskStation, a provider of daily risk analytics for investment firms. He has also held senior positions at PerTrac, eVestment, and the Elysium Technology Group.

“I’m a firm believer that the role of sales is to grow business by understanding how technology can solve real business problems,” said Russell. “Backstop’s ever-evolving product portfolio and productivity suite present an exciting opportunity to help investment professionals manage an ever-increasing amount of data to yield meaningful and actionable insights, in addition to maximizing their limited time and resources. In today’s business landscape, that is incredibly valuable, and I look forward to demonstrating to our potential customers that we are building solutions and tools that are aligned with their needs and that can help them reach their full potential.”

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About Backstop Solutions Group, LLC

Backstop’s mission is to help the institutional investment industry use time to its fullest potential. We develop technology to simplify and streamline otherwise time- consuming tasks and processes, enabling our clients to quickly and easily access, share, and manage the knowledge that is critical to their day-to-day business success. Backstop provides its industry-leading cloud-based productivity suite to investment consultants, pensions, funds of funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, private equity, hedge funds, and real estate investment firms.

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