Fintech workplace savings business Smarterly has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steve Watson as head of proposition and Mark Carman as head of communications.
Watson was commercial director at Aon following the acquisition of Portus in 2017 where he was part of their management team. Prior to that he was head of DC at Alexander Forbes.
Carman has spent the last 20 years in senior marketing roles in employee benefits. He was part of the founding team of voluntary benefits provider Motivano who were acquired by Accor and re-branded as Edenred where until recently he was Director of Communication Services.
Both join Smarterly to support its continued growth in the workplace.
These latest hires follow the recent appointments of Duncan Howorth as non executive director, formerly CEO of JLT Employee Benefits, and Michael Johnson as advisor on corporate affairs and policy, formerly adviser to David Cameron’s Economic Competitive Policy Group.
Smarterly co-founder Phil Hollingdale says: “We are launching our workplace savings platform with many high-profile UK employers who are attracted by more flexible savings solutions, often as a complement to pensions. Steve and Mark both bring extensive experience of employee engagement which becomes an increasing part of our focus as we attract employees across all demographics.”