A founding employee of Partners Life, Simon Fisher, is moving on to take a senior role within a brokerage firm. Naomi Ballantyne wrote these nice words about her colleague.
After a number of months of soul searching, and following a number of heart to heart discussions with myself and his colleagues, Simon made the decision that in the best interests of his health and his family he needed to step away from his executive career path and from the pressures that will inevitably come as Partners Life’s implements its exciting future plans.
To achieve this end Simon has now accepted a senior role within a Brokerage meaning he will be remaining in the industry that he knows and loves, but within a smaller organisation.
While we have had a bit of time to get used to the idea that Simon would be leaving us, it is still incredibly hard to deal with, now that the time is actually upon us.
As a founding employee of Partners Life, Simon has been part of our story since day one, and on behalf of the entire Partners Life family, I would like to thank Simon for his huge effort and amazing work ethic, for his steadfast loyalty, and most importantly for his wonderful company – he is universally loved by everyone who knows him.
While we are very glad that Simon will continue to be part of the Partners Life family as a key distributor, we are seriously going to miss him on a day to day basis.
But we understand why he has made this decision and we cannot argue with putting himself and his family first. I know that on reading this update you will all be naturally concerned about Simon’s current health, and I am happy to report that he is currently very well, but is thankful for your concern.
Given the nature of the business Simon is going to, and the potential conflict of interest with our advisers, Simon will leave now, rather than working through his notice period.
We will make a further announcement shortly regarding a new Senior Sales appointment.
If you have any questions about Simon’s departure, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Hayden Jonas, Leighton Langley, Mark Armstrong or your sales manager.
Ben Heap, CEO, of H2 ventures opening the conference this morning. Lots of nodding from us on his good overview of the environment for fintech startups. For example: complexity isn't actually that much of a problem for fintech startups, they solve complexity, they create value through solving that, and it makes it hard to copy them.