Currently also chairman of Vizolution and a board member at the listed Danish tech services business, Netcompany, Scanes is an experienced practitioner and previously held the positions of chairman of Norman Broadbent, Pockit and Independent NED at Duedil. For two years running, Scanes has been runner up for ‘NED of the Year’ in the Private Equity/Venture Capital category of the UK NED Awards.
As a former partner and managing director of both the financial services and technology, telecoms and media consulting practices at Accenture, Scanes has extensive experience in both of these key vertical markets, and his appointment is critical to the future development of Wealth Wizards, as the company looks to scale into national and international markets.
Andrew Firth, founder and chief executive, said: “Scanes has been an invaluable non-executive director since 2017, and it is a very welcome and natural move for him to step into the chairman’s seat to help steer the business forward. It is an exciting time to join us as we continue to move towards our goal of being the UK’s preeminent robo-advice platform and introduce our own brand of independent digital financial adviser, MyEva, to the UK market.”
Scanes Bentley added: “I’m delighted to be involved with Wealth Wizards at this stage of its development, as market players jostle for position and the appetite for digital transformation increases in what is an established but very exciting market. With a collaborative and growth-oriented culture, it’s clear to see what has driven their desire to disrupt the market, whilst supporting the pace of digital adoption in their growing client base.”
Wealth Wizards is in a period of strong growth (near 100% growth in 2018) and was recently listed amongst the world’s most innovative WealthTech companies in the WealthTech100.
Wealth Wizard’s software-as-a-service platform has been pioneering the automation of financial advice in the UK for a number of years with an established reputation in both the corporate and workplace markets. Its reputation as the trusted financial advice engine or ‘intelligence inside the advice industry’ has evolved to its own brand of digital guidance and advice, introduced to the employment market this month.