Sporting Solutions, the rapidly expanding B2B arm of the Sporting Index Group, today announces the appointment of Phil Astall as Pre-sales Integration Engineer. Astall joins the company from the Thompson Reuters Group where he worked for almost 10 years, starting as a Support Analyst and working initially on the company’s flagship product, Hindsight, a tool used to analyse the historical performance of investment funds listed on the London and International Stock Exchanges.
After gaining sufficient experience and recognition, he was promoted to Software Developer where he took on the new role of bespoke feed generation to many of the financial industry’s leading players.
Having gained an excellent reputation within the company, he then became one of the key team members with the new responsibility to provide client facing on-site assistance to in-house developers. This naturally progressed into a role that involved the retention and growth of existing revenue streams, identifying new business opportunities, whilst still being involved with the full development lifecycle.
Astall’s background was ideally suited to the experience required to fill a brand new role at the Sporting Index Group. As the Pre-sales Integration Engineer specialist for Sporting Solutions, he is responsible for liaising with perspective and current partners to ensure a smooth technical integration of the data services.