Alight Planning Accelerates Growth Into Financial Services Sector
SAN FRANCISCO – JANUARY 6, 2014 – Alight Planning, a fast-growing and innovative provider of industry-specific software applications, today announced that it is sharpening its focus on the financial services sector and has strengthened its business with a key promotion.
“The financial services market has always been core to the Alight business and now, as we shift our entire business model toward creating differentiated, industry-specific applications across a variety of verticals, financial services, specifically mortgage banking, becomes one of our top priorities,” said Michele McGovern, CEO, Alight Planning.
A core part of Alight’s heightened attention on financial services has involved the creation of a specific business unit dedicated to financial services and the promotion of Alight veteran Jared Huff to the newly created position of managing director, Alight Financial Services.
“Jared joined Alight three years ago from Russell Investments, where he was a senior finance professional and since then, he has worked closely with our financial services customers to help them plan and forecast business performance,” continued McGovern. “His industry expertise and customer focus, along with his enterprise-software experience, make him the ideal choice to fill this new role.”
McGovern went on to suggest that a new product offering from Alight Financial Services aimed at mortgage lending would be announced early in the second quarter of this year.
About Alight Planning
Alight Planning is a fast-growing provider of industry-specific applications that help firms transform how they view financial planning and make it a constant and relevant part of their businesses. Alight Planning has over 300 customers, across some of the most dynamic and complex industries, including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, mining and food and beverage. Alight Planning is committed to helping customers achieve and sustain top financial performance.