IDS appoints David Hamilton as CEO

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International Decision Systems (IDS), the global provider of equipment finance software, has appointed David Hamilton as chief executive officer.

Hamilton is the former president of SunGard Financial System’s global banking business, where he led an international team delivering retail, corporate and private banking solutions to more than 1,200 banks worldwide.

He will lead IDS on the company’s next phase of growth as it enhances its InfoLease and Rapport solutions and delivers advanced cloud-based services to the industry.

Hamilton has most recently focused on advising high growth cloud-based Software-as-a-Service businesses including the innovative banking and lending provider Mambu.

He has also served as president and CEO of eWise, an international provider of financial data aggregation and personal financial management solutions.

Since 1998 Hamilton has worked extensively across North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe, holding senior executive positions within the financial services technology sector.

His sector experience includes nine years at Fiserv where he was managing director Asia Pacific, having previously led Fiserv’s product strategy in both Asia and North America. Hamilton began his career in software engineering in his native Australia.

Nicholas E. Somers, executive chairman of IDS, said: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Mike Campbell for his leadership in bringing IDS to where it stands today. We now enter a new phase and David Hamilton’s background as a demonstrated leader in innovative financial application technology and, in particular, his expertise in cloud-based platforms, is one that makes him the perfect fit for IDS.”

IDS has a global range of clients in the equipment and asset finance industry, ranging from smaller independents to seven of the world’s top 10 largest multinational lessors, with customers in more than 30 countries.

Hamilton said: “I am joining IDS at a tremendously exciting time as it turns to the next chapter in its development by offering cloud and other leading-edge solutions to the equipment finance industry.

“The InfoLease and Rapport solutions have long been market leaders, for which IDS boasts an unparalleled customer base. I am eager to capitalize on these core IDS strengths, at the same time expanding our product suite to bring customers innovative cloud-based offerings.”