WealthO2 appoints new CTO Matthew Done

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MEDIA RELEASE: WealthO2 has appointed Matthew Done as chief technology officer. Mr Done will directly report to managing director Shannon Bernasconi.

Ms Bernasconi says Mr Done is a welcome addition to the team.

“Matthew is a highly accomplished application architect and development manager with experience managing and implementing several mission critical systems development projects.

“He has over 20 years’ experience in technology roles across a variety of industries from banks, to telecommunications to financial services companies, and he has solid experience in the implementation and management of software applications. He is an agile practitioner, who specialises in horizontally distributed applications for the cloud.

“His appointment follows strong demand for the WealthO2 adviser solution, and this demand will only increase as advisers continue to increasingly question the value that the traditional platform providers bring to their business and clients.”

Mr Done joined WealthO2 from global money transfer provider WorldFirst, where he was CTO of acquired FX Hedging company CurrencyVue. Prior to this he was the system development lifecycle (SDLC) manager for information technology and services company SAI Global.

His appointment follows the recent appointments of Arnold Castro as senior developer and Sotheany Vuth as finance manager.

Mr Castro has 13 years’ experience in development and joins WealthO2 from CBHS Health Fund where he was a senior developer (.net) and software architect.

Ms Vuth has seven years accounting and finance experience and joins WealthO2 from workforce solutions company GEO where she was finance manager.

Ms Bernasconi says the appointments come at a time of strong growth for the WealthO2 business, reflecting the growing demand for a low cost, unconflicted, adviser platform alternative.

The appointments follow the recent release of WealthO2’s new digital meeting tool which was launched in response to adviser Covid-19 demand.