Equiniti appoints Martin Flanigan as CEO, Americas
Fintech firm Equiniti (EQ) today announced the appointment of Martin Flanigan as Chief Executive Officer for the Americas, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Flanigan will be responsible for driving strategic growth initiatives and will report to Paul Lynam, Group Chief Executive Officer of EQ.
This announcement follows the acquisitions of EQ and Armor Holdco, Inc., the parent company of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC and D.F. King & Co., Inc. (among others) (“AST”), by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC in December 2021, and the subsequent combination of the two firms.
Mr. Flanigan was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of AST, having served in executive leadership positions at the company for a decade. Before being named Chief Executive Officer of AST in 2018, he spent six years as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Flanigan brings more than 20 years of C-suite experience, managing the growth of fintech and professional services companies, including Innovest Systems and Wealth Management Systems, Inc.
“This is an exciting time for EQ as two exceptional businesses become one and reach new heights together,” said Mr. Flanigan. “The combined business creates a best-in-class company with a diversified portfolio of products and services to meet our customers’ evolving needs. I am looking forward to working closely with Paul and the team and driving additional growth at the company.”