Ignition Wealth announces new Head of Sales

Executive Move


Digital advice firm, Ignition Wealth, has announced the appointment of Helen Thom as head of sales, effective immediately.

Thom previously spent three years at financial services technology provider, Midwinter, most recently as head of distribution, having been promoted from the role of senior BDM in 2016. Before this, she held roles at Decimal, AMP, AXA and RetireInvest.

Commenting on her appointment, Ignition Wealth CEO, Manish Prasad, said: “As Ignition Wealth continues to expand, we will maintain our focus on a capabilities and culture mindset. Helen Thom represents this perfectly. She is an absolute leader in her field of expertise having lived through the advice technology revolution. She has an incredibly determined work ethic and she’s a lot of fun.”

Thom added: “It’s exciting to be joining Ignition Wealth at a time of such transformation. I’m looking forward to working closely with enterprise clients, but even more exciting is the opportunity to take decision guidance out of financial services and into endless new industries with myriad applications.”

As part of the firm's global expansion, Ignition Wealth said it plans to double its number of staff by the end of 2019.

"Growth, growth, growth!": Q&A with Helen Thom, Ignition Wealth's new Head of Sales


Helen Thom has joined Ignition Wealth during a time of expansion and transformation at the firm and, as she tells Industry Moves, her focus as head of sales will be on "growth, growth, growth!" Thom tells us what drew her to the role and the three key things that make for effective sales. She also shares an "aha" career moment, offers her thoughts on the future of digital advice, and reveals what makes her heart sing.



June 2018

Head of Distribution

Midwinter Financial Services


July 2018

Head of Sales

Ignition Wealth

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Financial Standard