NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) today announced the appointment of Raymond T. Crosier president and chief operating officer of financial services.
Mr. Crosier brings more than 30 years of management and executive experience to this new role. HMNY believes the addition of Mr. Crosier will accelerate the creation of new financial services technology (FinTech) opportunities for HMNY, expanding HMNY’s footprint in the FinTech arena. He will focus on growth, revenues and product innovation related to HMNY’s legacy business, as well as leading HMNY’s existing engagements serving companies such as TD Ameritrade and BMW and seeking new client engagements for other large organizations. He will also be part of HMNY’s internal M&A team and work to accelerate HMNY’s expansion opportunities in the FinTech space.
“Ray is an inspirational leader and a valuable asset to our executive team as we continue to fulfill our vision of creating cutting-edge technologies,” said Ted Farnsworth, chairman and CEO of HMNY. “He brings with him a long and successful track record in the financial services sector, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise as we seek to accelerate our growth.”
“I am excited to join HMNY to help take the company’s FinTech business to the next level,” said Crosier. “We have transformational projects in development, as well as new products and services to offer that I believe will drive HMNY’s organic growth. We look forward to bringing critically needed security to the industry’s infrastructure to deliver safe, secure and expeditious financial transactions in the U.S. and abroad.”
Mr. Crosier has managed companies with full P&L responsibility that specialize in financial services, internet mobile applications, transaction processing and electronic payment systems. He currently serves as a board member and was former chairman of the board of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA), the nation’s leading inter-industry professional association promoting the adoption of electronic payment systems and e-commerce. He led the EFTA through the Dodd Frank Financial Reform Act, Durbin amendment interchange legislation and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which comprised the most sweeping changes in financial reform affecting the industry in more than 20 years.
Mr. Crosier served as president & COO of Online Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCC), a large financial technology provider dedicated to the online channel. The company powered transactions between millions of consumers and financial institutions and biller clients that included one-third of the top 50 U.S. banks and one-half of the top 12 U.S. card issuers. His responsibilities included P&L as well as managing the day-to-day operations and 675 employees. After successfully integrating several acquisitions, he managed Online Resources’ three major operating divisions and its banking technology unit. Prior to those acquisitions, he managed the company's seven operating groups: sales and distribution; client services; corporate and consumer marketing; product management; operations; technology and systems network development; and professional services.
Mr. Crosier received his B.A. from the University of Virginia.
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TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and the Toronto-Dominion Bank.
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About Helios and Matheson
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) provides information technology consulting, training services, software products and an enhanced suite of services of predictive analytics. HMNY focuses mainly on the BFSI and Technology verticals for companies including 500 and other large organizations. HMNY’s solutions cover the entire spectrum of IT needs, including applications, data, and infrastructure. HMNY is headquartered in New York, NY and listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HMNY. For more information, visit us www.hmny.com.
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