Financial technology company RiskFirst has hired experienced industry consultant Torgeir Helgevold to lead its new New York City software development office as it continues its expansion in the US.

RiskFirst has appointed Torgeir “Tor” Helgevold as Principal Technical Architect as it extends its presence in the US with the establishment of a New York City software development office. Tor will head up the team, which will focus on product innovation and supporting RiskFirst’s drive to bring the benefits of leading-edge technology to asset managers.

Tor has over 10 years of relevant experience. Having worked as a software engineer and consultant across numerous firms and sectors in the US, he is a seasoned technology developer, able to bring extensive, balanced insights into the needs of the industry. He will therefore play a key role in helping to implement cutting-edge, market-focused solutions.

Matthew Seymour, CEO of RiskFirst, says: “We are committed to growing our capabilities and providing exceptional service to our valued clients in the US; delivering innovative solutions that meet their evolving needs. By hiring experienced, quality individuals such as Tor, we can build upon our existing offerings and continue to deliver real added-value to our clients.”

Nick Francis, Chief Technology Officer, adds: “Our client base continues to expand in the US. By forming an engineering team with local market knowledge that is focused on innovation and building out functionality for our US clients, we are reaffirming our dedication to addressing their needs and providing them with best-in-class support.”