NEW YORK, NY – February 25, 2019 – Essentia Analytics (Essentia), a leading provider of behavioral data analytics and consulting for professional investors, today announced it has hired Doug Dundas as chief marketing officer (CMO). Bringing more than 20 years of financial and marketing experience to Essentia, Dundas is responsible for leading and streamlining the fintech firm’s global marketing and communications activities.
Before joining Essentia, Dundas held CMO roles at Octagon Asset Management, an investment firm that specializes in structured trade and commodity finance, and Marsh Inc., a professional services firm offering insurance broking and risk management.
“We are excited to welcome Doug aboard as our first CMO, just as the investment management industry is starting to focus energy on proving and improving investment skill,” said Clare Flynn Levy, CEO of Essentia Analytics. “Essentia is the best-of-breed solution in the behavioral analytics space, and Doug’s pedigree and focused leadership style will ensure our marketing and communications are equally best-of-breed.”
Dundas came to Marsh in 2012 from Doug Dundas Communications, a boutique consultancy he launched in late 2007 specializing in the unique communications needs of financial services firms that serve institutional and high-net-worth clients. Prior to this, he held leadership roles at Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, McGraw-Hill, Time Inc. and ABC News.
“I’m thrilled to join a company that is using analytics and data-driven consulting to fundamentally change the way fund managers and traders make investment decisions,” added Dundas. “Essentia is doing something that can take active fund management to a different level, and it’s exciting to be a part of that.”
Essentia Analytics is a leading provider of behavioral data analytics and consulting for professional investors. Led by a team comprised of experts in investment management, technology and behavioral science, Essentia combines next-generation data analytics technology with human coaching to help active fund managers measurably improve investment decision-making. Founded in 2013, the firm has repeatedly been recognized as a leading FinTech provider by financial technology and investment industry publications and associations. Essentia is headquartered in London and has an office in New York City.